U.S. Government Printing Office Announces Top 50 Private Sector Print Suppliers of 2012
It’s hard to argue with success; especially when it can be measured in hundreds of millions of dollars in revenue. For printers ranking in the Top 50 GPO Print Suppliers report for federal fiscal year 2012, success came in the form of winning a combined total of 62 percent of the approximately $300 million worth of printing the GPO sourced from the private sector between October 2011 and September 2012.
Although actual dollar volume totals expectedly fluctuate year to year, a trend of the 50 most prolific suppliers to the GPO winning between 62 and 64 percent of the total work sourced from the private sector has been building since 2009. Another continuing trend is the appearance of familiar names near the top of the list while a newer, but growing and encouraging, trend is printers making leaps onto, and up, the Top 50 ranking.
NPC Inc. of Claysburg, Pa. clinched the number-one position in the ranking for the fourth consecutive year with an impressive volume of $25,825,675. Louisville, Kentucky’s Gateway Press moved up a spot to the number-two position with $15,995,266. Chicago-based RR Donnelley took the third position at $15,285,911. Remaining in the number-four position, SourceLink of Miamisburg, Ohio produced $11,837,772 worth of printing for the GPO while Stamford, Connecticut’s Cenveo advanced one place to the fifth position with $10,389,019.
“We saw a major shift in this year’s tally,” said Deborah Snider, senior vice president of Government Print Management, who compiled the report. “There were 18 printers who weren’t on last year’s with seven moving up from beyond 100,” Snider added, continuing, “we also saw 17 printers move up the list from their rankings last year. Upward movement and new names are encouraging; they not only show more printers recognizing the value and reliability of GPO work, but also how printers are rethinking strategies for generating revenue.”