12 December 2018

BRANFORD—

 
After forty-three years Ricter Web is winding down its printing operations. Ricter Web is a  cold set printer that specialized in printing community newspapers for independent publishers. They blame the closure on declining print work available. The last print run will be on December 21st. The company started in 1975 has about 100 employees in a 55,000 square foot plant. In 2015 they had sales of about $13 million.

11 December 2018

MONTREAL—

 
Head Office in Montreal
Head Office in Montreal
Supremex is reducing its  Canadian   envelope   facilities headcount by a total of 41 employees, or approximately 8% of its Canadian envelope workforce.These measures will result in annual cost reductions of  approximately  $2.7 million.  Supremex has been diversifying with acquisitions in the packaging and label business,  G2 Printing, Pharmeflex, Stuart Packaging and Durabox. Packaging is 28% of revenue now goal is to reach 50% packaging and 50% envelopes . 

11 December 2018

AUGSBURG, GERMANY—

 
Germany-based manroland Goss  has acquired  U.K.-based Harland Simon suppliers of newspaper press control and management systems. The move follows the merger between manroland and Goss.A team of engineers to support the existing Harland Simon install base has been created. The team has over 100 years of experience of Harland Simon systems, manroland Goss will be able to offer a wide breadth of retrofit upgrades. 

11 December 2018

TORONTO—

Name change after 40 years
Name change after 40 years
Southwest Bindings,a  40-year old Canadian company, which sells print Finishing Equipment, Binding Supplies, presentation and branding material, has change it's name to Southwest Business Products Inc. that includes a new logo and web address. "The fact that we offer multiple business products – not just document binding,” says Louis Cordeiro, President of Southwest Bindings.

5 December 2018

CALGARY—

 
Burke Group of Edmonton  has bought two Calgary printers Topline Printing and Printcor. They will both retain their names but as a  division of The Burke Group. Printcor will be moved into the Topline plant. Topline Printing started back in 1985 and had sales around $8 million with 35 employees. They have an 8 colour 40", a 29 " 6 colour , die cutting and cold foil. They do a reasonable amount of work in the packaging field. They have a 48,000 square foot plant.

5 December 2018

LAS VEGAS— 

 
Sign Expo 2019 and XPLOR19 will co-locate in Las Vegas, bringing together the sign industry with the electronic document systems industry. Both will be held in April at Mandalay Bay Convention Center in Las Vegas. ISA Sign Expo will be April 24-26, with a pre-conference day on April 23. XPLOR19 will occur April 23-25.ISA International Sign Expo typically features more than 600 exhibitors and 20,000 attendees from  of the sign industry.

5 December 2018

ISTANBUL—

 
 
Omega folder gluer
Koenig & Bauer has agreed with Duran Machinery in Istanbul to take over 80 per cent of its folder gluer business and integrate it into the Group under the name Koenig & Bauer Duran.Duran manufactures six standard series of Omega folder gluers  and ancillary equipment, the company also provides R&D services for specific production requirements, starting from unique packaging designs and the manufacturing  tailor-made machinery. Duran machines are used worldwide.

5 December 2018

SHERBROOKE, QUEBEC—

Staff in front of the new press
Staff in front of the new press
Précigrafik recently added an RMGT 7 series LED-UV 5-colour offset press to its equipment park. Energy and eco-responsibility the  RMGT 7 Series war machine has increased production capacity by 30 percent while generating impressive energy savings. The press prints at speeds of 16,900 sheets per hour, and it’s equipped with LED-UV technology, the ink is already completely cured as is reaches the delivery. The RMGT 7 Series press was purchased through KBR Graphics.

28 November 2018

TORONTO—

Die cutter at Boss Logo Auction
Die cutter at Boss Logo Auction
Two printing auctions in the last week of November. Boss Logo which was held on Wednesday and MFM ( Marvin Foy Marketing) which is on Thursday (MFM is being held by Corporate Assets ). CJ Graphics is holding one in early December to sell off some surplus equipment from some of their aquisitions.

28 November 2018

MISSISSAUGA—

Canadians views on packaging
Canadians views on packaging
A sustainability study from Asia Pulp and Paper found a growing number of Canadians are willing to pay more for food if it helps the environment.  The annual survey found over half of consumers (56%) said they would be willing to pay an increased price for fast food products packaged in sustainable materials, with 37% saying they would be open to paying up to 10% more. Nearly half (48%) of Canadians surveyed considered a company’s sustainability values as important when selecting a fast food restaurant.

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