Ennis Inc., Midlothian, Texas, has purchased Kay Toledo Tag Inc. and Special Service Partners (collectively known as "Kay Toledo") in a stock purchase transaction that closed Dec. 31, 2014. Kay Toledo has locations in Toledo, Ohio and Neenah, Wis., the latter through Special Service Partners.
Kay Toledo Tag
Nearly three years have passed since the Print Services & Distribution Association (PSDA) joined forces with management firm SmithBucklin and relocated its headquarters from Alexandria, Va., to Chicago. Now the PSDA is making bold moves once again.
Many businesses know the value of visual marketing to potential customers—visuals highlight a product’s functionality, aesthetics and especially potential. So the stage is set, the curtain is up and it’s time for a product exhibition. Here, companies give examples of new products, best sellers or items they are proud to showcase.
To put it simply, last year was rough for a lot of businesses in the printing industry. Operations halted, doors closed and layoffs were enforced. However, there were survivors. And a lucky few managed to break even, while some even made a buck or two.
Analysts have called the current state of the U.S. economy the country's worst slump in 70 years. Despite a slight return to growth in the latter part of this year, the unemployment rate still soared to 10.2 percent (the highest U.S. jobless level in more than 25 years), the flow of credit remains constrained and economic activity is weak.
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
The Print Professional team congratulates everyone who participated in this year’s design contest for their creativity and ingenuity. It was exciting to receive new entries in the mail each day, and to see how industry professionals used their talent and supply chain expertise to deliver effective, high-quality solutions. With loupes in hand, a distinguished panel of judges from North American Publishing Company, Philadelphia, evaluated entries based on print quality, technical achievement and the degree to which a solution satisfied the intended application. They were so impressed with the submissions, that in addition to designating winners in the various categories, the judges felt compelled