18 July 2016
CONCORD, ON—
 
Planet Paper Group, a Concord, ON-based provider of packaging products, display and fulfillment services, has acquired TRICOR POP in Cleveland, OH.

TRICOR designs and manufactures packaging, displays, and retail signage.
18 July 2016
CALGARY, AB—Oil City Press, a Calgary, AB-based commercial printer, has invested in a Ricoh Pro C7110X. The new addition will increase the company’s digital offerings while continuing to meet its demanding workloads. It will also give Oil City Press the ability to expand its application portfolio.

Left to right: Doug Kletke, Fathima Jamaldeen, Ron Brouwer, Chris Jackson
13 July 2016
MISSISAUGA, ON—Digital Edge Print and Media Services Ltd., a Mississauga-based full-service direct mail printer, has installed a Xerox iGen 4 press. The new addition replaces three other machines.

 Left to right: Steve Cussons, Jason Farmer
13 July 2016
MISSISSAUGA, ON—Both Print Week and Bloomberg are reporting that Xerox is looking to acquire RR Donnelley and merge some of its copier and print related services.

Xerox made headlines earlier this year when it announced it would separate into two companies, one to serve Document Technology and the other, Business Process Outsourcing (BPO). It is not specified how the potential acquisition of Donnelley would be incorporated into the soon to be separated Xerox companies.
12 July 2016
WOODBRIDGE, ON—Copywell, a full-service print production company in Woodbridge, ON, has installed two Ricoh production printers: The Ricoh Pro VC60000 continuous feed inkjet, and the Ricoh Pro 9110.

Left to right: Jerry, Fedor, Ryan and Trina
11 July 2016
OTTAWA, ON—In what will come as good news to businesses who rely on its services, Canada Post has withdrawn its 72-hour notice to the CUPW. The announcement means there will be no lockout while both parties continue negotiations.

In a statement posted on its website Canada Post says it is expecting the union to honour their public statements that they have no plans to strike during negotiations.
8 July 2016
EDMONTON, AB—The Burke Group, a full-service commercial printer offering a full spectrum of marketing services in Edmonton, AB, is the first print provider in Canada to sign a letter of intent to purchase the Komori Impremia NS40.

 
5 July 2016
OTTAWA, ON—Both Canada Post and the Canadian Union of Postal Workers (CUPW) have released statements today, concerning contract negotiations.

Canada Post states that the offers that were presented on June 25, 2016 is the company’s final offer and represents a “reasonable framework for settlements.” They also say that CUPW’s demands of more than $1 billion were unaffordable and therefore rejected those demands.
4 July 2016
MONTREAL—
 
Transcontinental Inc., has acquired Robbie Manufacturing, a Lenexa, Kansas-based on-site packaging manufacturer.
4 July 2016
VAUGHAN, ON—The Toronto Star has released a photo essay of its printing plants final days. The facility was officially shut down on July 2.

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