Elise Hacking Carr is editor-in-chief/content director for Print+Promo magazine.

Taylor Corp., one of the U.S.'s largest privately held companies, has completed its acquisition of the assets of Standard Register. The combined company has more than 12,000 employees working in more than 80 companies with operations in 32 states and nine countries.

Mohawk, a privately-owned manufacturer of fine papers, envelopes and specialty substrates for commercial and digital printing, has made changes to its sales organization including the hiring of several new sales representatives and the creation of a new business development team to meet the changing needs of the marketplace.

DFS, Groton, Mass., recently hired Jarret Lord as manager of field sales – major accounts. In his new role, Lord will be responsible for key account growth and new business development within the U.S. and Canada.

Discount Labels, New Albany, Ind., recently added two new features to its website that will make it even easier for customers to accurately quote orders: a new freight calculator tool and expanded quote options.

Keith S. Walters, chairman, president and chief executive officer of Ennis Inc., a manufacturer of business forms, apparel and other business products, announced that the board of directors has declared a quarterly cash dividend of 17-1/2 cents a share on its common stock.

PaperWorks Industries Inc. will be closing its Phoenix-based folding carton plant in the coming months. Employees and customers affected by the closing have been notified as the company begins the process of transferring them to other folding carton plants in the US and Canada.

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