1 February 2023

TORONTO—

Tempo Ave printing plant , one of two in the Toronto area
Tempo Ave printing plant , one of two Metroland plants  in the Greater Toronto area
 Metroland Media Group is outsourcing to TC Transcontinental the printing of all its newspapers currently taking place at its Tempo facility in Toronto. In addition to these two daily newspapers and 49 community publications, the deal extends the current printing agreement of two daily newspapers, including the Toronto Star, and four community publications, to the end of 2027.The gradual transfer will occur over the next few months.

1 February 2023

TORONTO—

Craig Nelson , Sign and Wide Format Specialist
Craig Nelson , Sign and Wide Format Specialist
Craig Nelson has joined North Island Media with its Mergers & Acquisition Division. (www.printingcompanyforsale.com). For over 35 years Craig has been involved in the Canadian Graphic Arts industry. He brings specialized knowledge of the sign and wide format side of the industry . He has held positions at ND Graphics, Gerber, FujiFilm and was a partner with TG Graphics. He runs The Equipment Guy which remarketing used wide format equipment. 

1 February 2023

HUNTSVILLE, ONTARIO—

Fire trucks in front of Aben's plant during the fire
Fire trucks in front of Aben's plant during the fire
Early on January 26th an electrical fire destroyed most of Aben Graphics plant. Aben had a 40" four colour, several Quickmasters , digital presses, wide formate and a full bindery. Most equipment suffered sever smoke, water damage and will have to be replaced. Aben was started in 1976 and moved to their current location in 2001 is currently operating remotely.Phones lines have been diverted and they are working with trade printers to keep looking after customers.

1 February 2023

LONDON, ONTARIO— 

The Jones Healthcare team with the new NOVACUT 106 ER flatbed die-cutter.
The Jones Healthcare team with the new NOVACUT 106 ER flatbed die-cutter.
Jones Healthcare Group has installation of a state-of-the-art BOBST NOVACUT 106 ER flatbed die-cutter. The 250-tonne die-cutter increases efficiency through in-line blanking separation and dynamic stripping at high speeds, producing up to 8,000 sheets per hour. Equipped with a precise sheet register and BOBST’s CENTERLINE® system, the machine provides automatic equipment centring and locking. These high-performance features promote reliability and repeatability.

1 February 2023

CHICAGO— 

Is closing two plants because of drop in demand of long run printing
Is closing two plants because of drop in demand of long run printing
Printers are standing in line to hire the 656 LSC Communications employees who are set to be laid off by March 31. Sixteen printing companies have reached out to LCS directly so far. LCS said have inquiries coming in from printing companies around the country, many of whom are offering generous relocation packages. When the layoffs were announced, employees said they worried about the job market where the unemployment rate is historically low but where their skills may not be in demand.

1 February 2023

WINDSOR, ONTARIO—

Windsor plant closing in March
Windsor plant closing in March
 Postmedia who own the Windsor Star is closing the printing plant in Windsor and moving the work to its Islington and London plant as of March 3, and sell the building. Lay offs include 22 full-time and 55 part-time employees. In their latest rounds of cuts they plan to lay off 11 per cent of their editorial staff, moving twelve of its Alberta community newspapers to digital-only formats and looking at more outsourcing for printing.

1 February 2023

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Florian Baumgartner CEO of Vistaprint
Florian Baumgartner CEO of Vistaprint
Florian Baumgartner has been appointed as the CEO of the Vistaprint Division of Cimpress, taking over from Robert Keane, who will retain his roles as chairman of the board and CEO at Cimpress. Baumgartner, who joined Vistaprint and the company’s executive team in October 2019. He has overseen Vistaprint’s international country teams and manufacturing operations, global promotional products business, customer care,

25 January 2023

ESPELKAMP, GERMANY— 

Specialized in perfect and case binding equipment for short runs
Specialized in perfect and case binding equipment for short runs
Muller Martini is expanding its perfect binding and book production with the acquisition of German DGR Graphics. DGR’s product range includes three-knife-trimmers, casing-in machines, building-in machines, a fully-automatic book line, and a label gluing machine. It focuses on equipment with short setup times for short-runs or individual items.

25 January 2023

ALTONA, MANITOBA—

Sales went over $100 million in 2022
Sales went over $100 million in 2022. Listed as Canada's 18th largest printer . 
 Friesens Corporation 2022 was truly a record-breaker!They broke records for revenue, profits, and number of employees. A special year led by incredible results from their core business (Book Division). The companies other businesses also delivered strong growth (Yearbook Division, Packaging Division, and FriesenPress). The company-wide theme for 2022 was “You Own It” with a focus on celebrating and promoting employee-ownership.

25 January 2023

ORILLIA , ONTARIO—

John Mortonparner in Kwik Kopy Barrie and Pixels
John Mortonparner in Kwik Kopy Barrie and Pixels "n" Print
The passing of John Morton at Orillia Soldiers Memorial Hospital, in his 99th year on January 12th . Former owner of Kwik Kopy Printing in Barrie and Pixels ’n’ Print in Orillia. John Morton started his career as a CPA in Toronto, Fonthill, Brampton, Granby Quebec, and at Dorr Oliver in Orillia. After retirement John and Arlene his wife  bought a Kwik Kopy Printing franchise in Barrie,

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