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Georgia-Pacific says it will lay off nearly 700 people and shut down pulp production at its Port Hudson, La., mill as it exits the communication papers business, following an assessment of its long-term competitive position in a declining market.
MacDermid Graphics Solutions is announcing a new direction for its line of screen printing solutions, which until now have been sold under the Autotype and CPS brands. The company this week announced it will be unifying both brands under a new name, Alkemi, and revealed a new logo, tagline and website, a move it says will better position itself to become a leader of screen films, emulsions, and screen preparation chemicals.
Crawford Technologies has announced its support to help make Braille Literacy Canada’s Edie Mourre Scholarship Program a permanent and self-sustaining annual scholarship, becoming the first company in Canada to donate to the fund.
The organizers of Printing United 2019 have opened the call for presentations for the printing-focused North American expo. Submissions will be accepted until February 22.
North American manufacturer of envelopes and paper-based packaging solutions Supremex has acquired exclusive rights to manufacture Conformer packaging products in Canada.
Rayacom, an Edmonton, Alberta-based full-service print, design and marketing solutions company, recently acquired Wilson Business Solutions of Hamilton, Ont., a commercial printing company that specializes graphic design, digital and offset printing and finishing.
Congratulations to PBI Printing (PBI-Printing By Innovation) for winning Heidelberg North America’s 2018 Dress Your Press Competition.
Ontario-based Avant Imaging & Integrated Media Inc. (AIIM) kicked off 2019 with news of its reverse takeover of Canadian Oil Recovery and Remediation Enterprises Ltd. (CORRE), a Canadian oil services company.
After 43 years of service, Ricter Web Printing of Brantford, Ont., closed its operations on December 21.
Canada Post says its postage rates will increase starting January 14. The postage rate for domestic lettermail items weighing 30 grams or less when purchased in a booklet, coil or pane will go up to $0.90 from the current rate of $0.85, while the price of a single domestic stamp will increase to $1.05 from the current rate of $1.00.
In early November 2018, Ryerson University’s Graphic Communications Management program handed out dozens of awards to its top students, recognizing excellence in a range of educational disciplines from packaging and printing to business development and school participation. Congratulations to all winners.
In a move to further advance the development of digital printing solutions in the folding carton and corrugated printing markets, Koenig & Bauer AG and Durst Phototechnik AG have agreed to pool their know-how and strengths in a 50/50 joint venture. A corresponding letter of intent has been signed by both companies.
Supplier of industrial packaging products Greif will acquire Caraustar Industries, a recycled paperboard and packaging solutions company, for US$1.8 billion.
Web offset printing manufacturer and service provider manroland Goss web systems Group (MGWS) has completed the acquisition of GWS Printing Systems (GWS), a Dutch specialist of used web offset equipment. The two companies have closely cooperated in the past for used equipment, heatset press service and within the Market-X e-commerce platform launched by MGWS last year.
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