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Specialties Graphic Buys Anstey Book Binding


July 6, 2010
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Specialties Graphic Finishers, under the leadership of Norm Beange, has purchased 128-year-old Anstey Book Binding of Toronto.

Anstey Book Binding was founded in 1882 in Toronto and has since grown to become a high-end provider of bindery services and also developed its own line of stationery products.

In 1994, C.J. Graphics owner Jay Mandarino and Neil Stewart bought Anstey and went into a partnership. A third partner, Doug Laxdal, Founder of The Gas company, a digital graphics studio, joined Anstey approximately five years ago.

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After the sale, Neil Stewart will remain as President of Anstey, which has 15 full-time employees.

“We saw a good fit with Norm,” said Stewart. “It was a good opportunity for us to grow.”