Headquartered in Midlothian, Texas, Ennis announced the promotion of Gene Kuhlman to the position of general manager of the Leipsic, Ohio facility. Previously, Kuhlman held the combined positions of prepress manager, quality control manager and assistant to the general manager.
Sheryl Crow penned a song about it. Think back to 2002 when VH1 played music videos for at least a few hours of the day and terrestrial radio had yet to take a backseat to satellite. It was impossible to escape the infectious—like it or not—groove of “A Change will do you Good.” From a lyrical standpoint, Crow got us to focus on change—regardless of whether it was subconscious or active. Most recently, we’ve seen the act of change manifest itself in the U.S. economy. And as a result of the last eight years, President-Elect Barack Obama ran a successful campaign with a
1. The Defending Champions Midlothian, Texas-based Ennis has much to celebrate—perhaps most importantly its repeated procurement of the winning spot in Print Professional’s top 100 manufacturers list. The company attributes its success to product expansion and national branding efforts. Acquisitions, in particular, give the supplier prime positioning to accomplish such feats. Most recently, Trade Envelopes, Carol Stream, Ill., Phoenix-based B&D Litho of Arizona and Skyline Business Forms, Denver, have been added to the Ennis catalog. “Since the acquisition, we have expanded Trade Envelopes’ envelope conversion capabilities. We have also added envelope converting equipment in Calibrated [Forms], and coupled with our existing Block Graphics
Midlothian, Texas-based Ennis will be unveiling significant enhancements to its Uncompromised security check products during the Print Solutions Show, being held Oct. 23-25 in Baltimore’s Convention Center. The line will essentially include three product tiers: • Uncompromised • Uncompromised Plus • Uncompromised Premier To begin, all of the products will now feature three-dimensional metallic hologram images fused to the sheet. Holograms are one of the most unique and effective deterrents to forgery. They are instantly recognizable to the naked eye and uniquely resistant to counterfeiting. Stop by the Ennis booth #701 at the show to discover all of the other exciting upgrades to the
Midlothian, Texas-based Ennis has promoted Irshad Ahmad to the executive management team as vice president and chief technology officer. Previously, Ahmad served as vice president IT for Alstyle Apparel (Ennis’ apparel segment), prior to assuming the additional role of vice president of operations at Alstyle. In 2007, he was vice president of technology for Ennis. “Irshad has been key in aligning our IT resources to meet our expanding technology needs. His new position will give him the support, staffing and flexibility to drive the technology requirements for both our print and apparel segments,” noted Keith S. Walters, chairman, chief executive officer and president. In
Hardship. Crisis. Recession. Sound familiar? The current combination of escalating food and gasoline prices is surely reminiscent of the 1970s when high energy prices drove up grocery costs. Americans are desperate for a solution now, but economists predict continued economic doom and gloom. According to ABC News, those struggling to purchase gasoline at $4 per gallon will have to prepare for a $3 increase within two years. Furthermore, the U.S. Department of Agriculture speculated that food prices will continue to spike for at least the next few years. Similar to other industries, label and tag suppliers are combating the increases in raw material pricing
Headquartered in Midlothian, Texas, Ennis—together with its subsidiaries—operates in two business segments: the Print Segment and the Apparel Segment. The company released the following updates regarding two divisions within its Print Segment. Admore (www.admoreonline.com), Macomb, Mich., was recognized at “The Gallery of Superb Printing and The Detroit Club of Printing House Craftsmen” Awards Dinner on April 15. “The Gallery of Superb Printing” awards program is held annually to recognize deserving companies for outstanding workmanship in the printing industry. Admore—a leading producer of folders, binders, portfolios and other presentation products—was honored for its achievements in a wide range of categories, receiving four awards. The
Midlothian, Texas-based Ennis announced its Wolfe City, Texas facility now has the capability of printing on Magnecote. Magnecote—from specialty paper manufacturer Glatfelter, York, Pa.—is a magnetic paper that lends itself to perforating, die cutting, laminating, bending, tearing, folding and rolling. Magnecote provides a cost-effective way to produce a magnetic product, and is lighter than traditional magnets, creating immense savings for direct mail and shipping purposes. As durable as a magnet, yet as versatile as paper, Magnecote can be used in a wide variety of applications, including direct mail, advertisements and picture frames. For more information, visit www.ennis.com or call (800) 972-1069.
Midlothian, Texas-based Ennis welcomed Greg Stalker to its national sales team. In his new role, Stalker will help distributors in Ala., Ark., Fla., Ga., Kan., Miss. and Tenn. In addition, he will be responsible for three plants: Ennis-Moultrie, Ga.; Ennis-Knoxville, Tenn.; and Trade Envelopes in Tullahoma, Tenn. A 27-year industry veteran, Stalker began his career as an account executive with Moore in 1988 and continued in several different roles throughout his 19-year tenure. He has also worked for Miami Graphic, Printegra, PrintXcel and, most recently, for The Flesh Company. Ennis is primarily engaged in the production and sales of business forms, apparel and other
Ennis, Midlothian, Texas, has added Four51 to its e-commerce offering, as a result of joining the Connect Four51 Network. Ennis’ e-commerce offering is branded EnnisOnline, and descriptions and links to e-commerce and non-branded marketing sites for all divisions can be found at www.ennisonline.com. Connect Four51 is an innovative supply chain management program developed by Four51. It removes order processing, manufacturing and go-to-market inefficiencies from the printed communications supply chain, and delivers financial benefits associated with productivity improvements. For more information, visit www.ennisonline.com.