28 April 2016
MISSISSAUGA—Drive Products Inc., has installed a Ricoh Pro C7110X at its Mississauga-based facility. The company has been a Ricoh customer for over 10 years. The new installation will allow Drive Products to improve the quality and accuracy of their sales materials.

Left to right:  Paul Weatherbie-marketing manager, Michael Edmonds, CIO 
28 April 2016
MONTREAL—The PDI Group has entered into an agreement through its wholly subsidiary Trans-Optique Inc., to merge its large format printing operations with those of Imagerie DB Inc., and LVP.ca Inc.

27 April 2016
RESTON, VA—In the March/April 2016 edition of the National Printing Equipment Association (NPES) newsletter, the trends in shipments for the U.S. show the market for production digital presses increased 5 percent in 2015 to $2.1 billion, from $2 billion in 2014.

27 April 2016
TORONTO—KBA North America has completed a drive retrofit of two reelstands and a retrofit of the motion control and drives in one of the four printing towers in the pressroom at Metroland newspaper. The installation was a month-long process.

 Wayne Savage, maintenance supervisor at Metroland Media
25 April 2016
Lucien Rolland, former president of Rolland Enterprises (1952-1994) has passed away. The company issued the following statement on the loss of this great man last week.
20 April 2016
TORONTO—Ship & Shore Environmental, a California-based company specializing in global pollution reduction, has expanded its alliance with Toronto-based Webconvert, by committing to develop strategies to meet new and more demanding provincial and municipal government regulations pertaining to pollution abatement.

18 April 2016
The George Clymer press in its new home
The William L. Clements Library, located in the University of Michigan, is now home to an 1851 George Clymer Columbian printing press, courtesy of Mississauga’s Howard Iron Works.

The press was part of the library’s 2 ½ year, $17 million dollar renovation and sits in the library’s Avenir Foundation Room.

 “We are so very proud to supply one of our restored printing presses to Clements,” Liana Howard said.
15 April 2016
Gaetano Gagliano, founder of St. Joseph Communications passed away on Thursday April 14, 2016.

Gagliano immigrated to Canada in 1954 with his family, first working for CP Rail, laying track. Two years later, Gagliano used his life savings to start St. Joseph out of the basement of his family home.
Today, St. Joseph is considered to be Canada’s largest privately owned communications company— it came in 7th in Graphic Monthly’s latest Gold List issue— a celebration of the top printers in Canada.
13 April 2016
MISSISSAUGA—The Konica Minolta Business Solutions (Canada) headquarters is moving to the Airport Corporate Centre of Mississauga at 5875 Explorer Drive.

Konica Minolta's new headquarters 
13 April 2016
Southwest Bindings, a manufacturer of document binding supplies, has purchased Tops Products Canada/ Esselte custom index tab division (formerly known as Postfax).
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