11 May 2022

AURORA, ONTARIO—

AIIM 60,000 sq. Ft. plant in Aurora
AIIM 60,000 sq. Ft. plant in Aurora
 Avant Imaging & Integrated Media (AIIM ) has been acquired by  Vegvisir Capital a private equity company . AIIM was founded in 1990 by Frank and Mario Giorgio. A commercial printer with two 40'  offset presses ( 6 & 10 colour), wide format, digital presses and an inkjet web. With a staff of 65 in a 60,000 sq. Ft plant and sales over $10 million. AIIM focused on highly personalized direct marketing, using print, mobil and social media for their clients to attract, acquire, and retain customers through a unified offering. AIIM's platform serves over 150 enterprise customers including leading financial services, insurance, retail, non-profit organizations, and government agencies.  

11 May 2022

GEORGETOWN, ONTARIO— 

Canada's largest book printer
Canada's largest book printer
Marquis Book Printing  has acquired  GTW  a 57-year-old book distributor operates a Toronto region based warehouse facility. GTW serves  some of the largest publishers in North America . Marquis will be adding distribution to its list of services with the acquisition of GTA-based book distributor Georgetown Terminal Warehouses. Georgetown Terminal Warehouses operates an 80,000-square foot facility in Georgetown, Ontario, about 50 km west of Toronto. 

11 May 2022

MISSISSAUGA,—

Distributor of janitorial supplies and food services supplies
Distributor of janitorial supplies and food services supplies
 Veritiv Corporation announced that it has sold its Veritiv Canada, business to Imperial Dade. Veritiv's approximately 900 employees in Canada are now employees of Imperial Dade. Veritiv Canada is Headquartered in Mississauga, with 11 other locations across Canada, Veritiv Canada is Canada's second largest paper merchant also sells janitorial and hygiene products print and foodservice packaging products. Unisource and Xepedex were renamed Veritiv when they merged in 2014. 

11 May 2022

ROCHESTER . NEW YORK—

Carl Icahn increases stake to 22% . Raises questions about take over bid .
Carl Icahn increases stake to 22% . Raises questions about take over bid .
 Xerox posted a net loss of $56 million, for the quarter, after earnings of $39 million, in the year-earlier period. Revenue fell to $1.668 billion from $1.710 billion a year ago. Activist investor Carl Icahn has upped his stake in Xerox after its share price fell sharply last week. Activist investor Carl Icahn has upped his stake in Xerox after its share price fell sharply last week. His purchase raises his stake to around 22% of the company.
 

11 May 2022

Heatset inks without the drying process
Heatset inks without the drying process
Flint Group  announced the launch of its Kryoset ink series, a development that enables production of heatset quality products within the conventional heatset process without the need for the drying process. Tony Lord President of Flint Group Commercial Publication Web and Flint Offset Packaging Solutions divisions said  "We have been developing this product for some time initially directed towards the retail market as a response to the desire to reduce the carbon footprint within the heatset print process .

11 May 2022

HEIDELBERG , GERMANY— 

Main manufacturing plant in Germany
Main manufacturing plant in Germany
 Heidelberger has returned to profitability. At €2.183 billion, sales were around 14 percent higher than the previous year. The reporting period showed a clear recovery from the previous year, hard hit by the effects of the COVID 19 pandemic. The noticeable improvement was the increase in incoming orders received by more than €2.454 billion.

11 May 2022

Robert Mattatall ( right)  receives the International Sign Association Distinguished Service Award
Robert Mattatall ( right) receives the International Sign Association Distinguished Service Award
 Robert Mattatall, founder of Mattatall Signs Ltd. in Dartmouth, NS, has been presented the Kirk L. Brimley Distinguished Service Award. The award is the highest honour of the sign, graphics and visual communications industry. Mattatall was named the 2021 recipient while Granberry was presented the award for 2022. John Yarger, ISA board chairman in 2021, recognized Mattatall as a "tireless advocate for the sign industry and industry associations for decades." Mattatall served on the Sign Association of Canada's board and on the ISA board,

4 May 2022

BRACEBRIDGE, ONTARIO—

McLaren Press staff in front of plant
McLaren Press staff in front of plant
 McLaren Press Graphics has informed its customers of the pending closure after four decades in business. Company President Drew McLaren cited numerous issues leading to the decision including a global paper shortage, increases in material costs, as well as labour shortages. Mclaren Press will complete all current orders and will close on  May 31st. The last two years have been challenging with business running at 40% lower . Their second largest client ceased publishing at the start of Covid. Then in January of 2022 their largest customer closed its doors.

4 May 2022

MONTREAL—

Tony Lord President of Flint Group OPS
Tony Lord President of Flint Group OPS
 As a result of the continued rising costs, Flint OPS has no choice but to announce further price increases,” said the global printing inks manufacturer.“The last two years have proved to be an extremely challenging period of time for the print industry,” said Tony Lord, president of Flint Group Offset Packaging Solutions.“Raw materials continue to suffer from increased demand and an exponential increase in pricing.

4 May 2022

MISSISSAUGA— 

Agfa's environmental program for printers
Agfa's environmental program for printers
Agfa is taking steps to  expand the GreenWorksSM program. The GreenWorks initiative accredits customers in the graphic communications industry throughout North America who achieve greener outcomes through technology, products, services, and practices. Agfa is broadening the GreenWorks criteria to include PressTune, InkTune, and SPIR@L screening technologies.

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