27 January 2015

MISSISSAUGA—RP Graphics has installed a Busch Pile Turner in its Mississauga facility. The fully automated unit was sold by Komcan and will be used to help with paper handling between two Komori GL presses.

From left to right press feeder Ramil Glorioso, and operations manager Shant Pashayan

27 January 2015

TORONTO—The students of Ryerson University’s Graphic Communications Management (GCM) program are holding their annual colloquium on Feb. 5.

The colloquium is a chance for current students and industry professionals to discuss issues that affect the industry, and this year the theme is REVIVE-Breaking Sustainability Myths.  Speakers will be on hand to delve into topics like the sustainability of print, and its role as a responsible communication medium.

27 January 2015

MISSISSAUGA—Weber Marking Systems Canada, a worldwide manufacturer and supplier of pressure-sensitive labels and labeling systems has named Michael Brown vice president and general manager. 

Brown has over 20 years of executive leadership experience. He served as president of Domino Canada for several years and in 2007 was appointed to the role of president-North American operations, responsible for the U.S., Canadian and Mexican businesses.

23 January 2015

GEORGETOWN, ON—RDP digital and Northern Graphic Solutions have sold the first JFlex870 in Canada. The 870 is an IPT digital print conversion system that was recently introduced to the Canadian label printing market.

21 January 2015

RICHMOND, BC—Canadian paper manufacturer Catalyst Paper Corporation has completed the acquisition of the Biron paper mill in Wisconsin and the Rumford pulp and paper mill in Maine.  The deal was initially announced last October. The cash payment made on closing was US$62.4 million after giving effect to an adjustment under the purchase agreement based on estimated working capital at closing, and the final purchase price is subject to certain additional post-closing adjustments.

A Catalyst plant in Port Alberni, BC

20 January 2015

NEENAH, WISCONSIN—Menasha Corporation has acquired the Brampton, Ontario-based PearceWellwood Inc.—a designer and full-service manufacturer of corrugated displays for the retail industry and provider of fulfillment and distribution services. PearceWellwood will now operate as part of Menasha Packaging Company, LLC, a subsidiary of the Menasha Corporation.  Menasha has also acquired—from PearceWellwood’s parent company, Pearce Group—an ownership interest in Tencorr Packaging, a corrugated sheet manufacturer with plants in Mississauga and Brampton.

Left to right: Jim Kotek, president/CEO of Menasha Corp., Mike Waite, president of Menasha Packaging Company

20 January 2015

OTTAWA—The Canadian Printable Electronics Industry Association (CPEIA) has achieved some major milestones, which include, obtaining 32 founding members, brokering strategic relationships with key partner organizations, and securing major sponsors for the 2015 Canadian Printable Electronics Symposium.

The CPEIA made its debut in November at IDTechEx’s Printed Electronics USA conference, and aims to be the united voice of the Canadian printable electronics sector. The founding members represent a cross section of the industry, from materials, devices and prototyping, to manufacturing, and printing.

14 January 2015

CANADA—According to Deloitte’s annual TMT predictions, sales of print books will account for 80% of books sold in the developed world—despite the fact that e-readers, smartphones and tablets are everywhere.

Currently in its 14th year, TMT predictions provides an outlook on the 10 most important trends for Canada in the technology, media and telecommunications industry for the next 12 to 18 months.

14 January 2015

TORONTO—MPS Systems North America Inc. has named Toronto-based Northern Graphic Solutions Inc. the distributor of its flexo and offset presses in central and eastern Canada.

Left to right: Kees Nijenhuis, MPS vice-president of North American operations, Jerry Wynia, president of NGS

9 January 2015

FRANCE—Output magazine is reporting that a wide-format print shop in Dammartin-en-Goële, France is currently being occupied by the two alleged gunman involved in the Charlie Hebdo killings.  Read more about the story here.

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