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Torstar Corporation today announced it will close its Hamilton, Ont., printing and mailroom operations at 44 Frid Street on or about August 24, 2019, affecting approximately 73 full-time and 105 part-time staff. The printing work currently performed at the Hamilton facility will be transferred to TC Transcontinental Printing and other Torstar-owned facilities as well as other external printers.
Southwest Business Products has purchased the Binders and Index Tabs Business from DATA Communications Management (DCM) of Brampton, Ont.
Central National Gottesman Inc. (CNG), which owns a range of sales and distribution businesses in the global pulp, paper, tissue, packaging, wood products and metals industries, announced today that its Spicers Paper division has acquired Premiere Packaging Industries.
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Netpak Packaging of Anjou, Que., has obtained its sixth consecutive BRC Grade AA certification by the Global Food Standard Initiative (GFSI).
Transcontinental Inc. announced this week the gradual reduction of printing activities at Transcontinental Brampton leading to the plant’s complete closure at the end of December 2019.
Effectively immediately, PDS is the exclusive Ontario dealer for Mark Andy consumable print products including the trademark of AB Dick and Presstek. With coverage coast to coast, PDS says it is able to service customers across Canada with the entire Mark Andy consumable print product line.
Printing and communications company C.J. Graphics has expanded its product offering capabilities with the addition of the assets of ACME Ticket. For more than 60 years, AMCE Ticket has producing a range of products in the ticket business, for a list of clients that include MLB, NHL, OHL, WHL, QMJHL and other professional sporting events in Canada and the United States.
Mutoh America has started new operations out of an ISO 9001 distribution centre near the port of Long Beach, in Carson, Calif.
Electronics For Imaging (EFI) has acquired privately held BDR Boya Kimya, a manufacturer of reactive inkjet inks for industrial digital textile printing.
SAi is partnering with Oxford University in the U.K. to undertake a three-year research project that will explore the possibility of developing an artificial intelligence-assisted software solution. If the project is successful, this would be the first AI-tool of its kind within the sign industry, the company says.
Global sign franchise Signarama has expanded into Quebec, unifying Canada under Master License Partners Anas Saltaji and Salekh Al Around.
Cigarette packs sold in Canada will have to be plain drab brown with standardized layouts and lettering, starting this November. Minister of Health Ginette Petitpas Taylor last week announced new regulations for plain and standardized appearance of tobacco packages and products in a move to reduce their appeal to Canadians.
Cascades Sonoco, a joint venture of Cascades and Sonoco Products Company, today inaugurated the expansion of its facility in Birmingham, Alabama, and its new production line of eco-friendly packaging. The US$17-million investment will allow the facility to produce a water-based functional coating solution to create recyclable, repulpable and compostable containers.
Canada’s new $10 bill featuring civil rights activist Viola Desmond is the recipient of the 2018 Bank Note of the Year Award from The International Bank Note Society (IBNS).
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