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Paper Excellence Canada entered into an agreement to acquire Catalyst Paper Corporation, including its three facilities located in Crofton, Port Alberni and Powell River, its Surrey distribution centre and headquarters in Richmond, B.C.
Mercer International has signed a deal to acquire Daishowa-Marubeni International (DMI)’s mill properties in Western Canada for $465 million.
The Canadian Union of Postal Workers, representing 50,000 of the Crown agency’s employees, says the new contract offers presented by Canada Post on October 3 fall short of what’s needed to reach a deal, according to the latest report from The Canadian Press.
Zünd America held a groundbreaking for its new North American Headquarters being constructed at Drexel Town Square in Oak Creek, Wisc. The new headquarters will include offices as well as spaces for product display, customer and employee training, and warehousing for product and miscellaneous materials that support the installation and servicing of Zünd equipment. The building will include loading docks for shipping and receiving.
TC Media has purchased Somabec, owned by Stéphan Rhéaume, a distributor of French-language specialty and trade books, whose offices are located in Saint-Hyacinthe, Que.
Resolute Forest Products has agreed to sell its Catawba, S.C., paper and pulp mill to New-Indy Containerboard, LLC for a total purchase price of about US$300 million.
Marquis Book Printing Inc., headquartered in Montmagny, Que., has acquired Webcom Inc., a move that will create an annual production capacity of over 100 million books produced in three printing plants.
The Specialty Graphic Imaging Association (SGIA) has purchased the printing trade show Graphics of the Americas (GOA) from the Florida Graphics Alliance (FGA), formerly the Printing Association of Florida. Following a transition period, GOA will relaunch in February 13-15, 2020, in Miami Beach, Fla.
On the eve of Print 18’s official kickoff, the Association for Print Technologies (APTech) announced the inaugural Red Hot Technology Vanguard Awards recognizing nine innovative products and services that aim to advance the graphic communications industry.
Narrowly missing a strike earlier this week, Canada Post and the union representing more than 50,000 of the Crown agency’s employees have agreed to meet over the weekend.
Flint Group has announced price increases on all offset inks and coatings in North America, saying that in this final 2018 quarter, the print industry continues to face relentless raw material shortages, worsening supply chain conditions, and new disruptions.
Alpha Poly Corporation, a manufacturer of flexible packaging, has been certified to print film for product companies that require a Graphic Measures International (GMI) designation.
The Canadian Union of Postal Workers says it will stay at the bargaining table, temporarily averting a potential strike by mid-week.
On September 19, Canon Canada held a Production Print VIP event at its head office and technology showroom in Brampton, Ont. Guests had an opportunity to network with peers and Canon experts as well as sit in on product presentations.
Epson has launched the Epson Print Academy YouTube channel, featuring educational content designed for customers using Epson Professional Imaging products. Initially launching for the photography market, the Epson Print Academy channel will expand to include content for other professional imaging markets, such as signage, graphic design and textile. 

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