Pro Towels and Superior Decorating recently added a new multi-line representative to its team, Brad Langton. Langton will be covering the Mountain West territory of Idaho, Montana, Colorado, Utah and Wyoming.
Promo Marketing, a sister publication of Print Professional, has compiled a new Top 50 Suppliers ranking. Despite stricter regulations on the safety and sales of promotional products, 2010 and the first half of 2011 have shown a sales resurgence in the industry. The returning fiscal strength of the industry is evident from the list, which is based on revenue numbers from 2010. Overall, the top 50 suppliers raked in more than $500 million more than they did in 2009. These companies have increased their margins, upped the interest in their products and committed themselves to making it through the financial crises stronger than before, and they are being rewarded for it.
Johnson Printing, a Denver-based printing and fulfillment company, is the recipient of seven prestigious print industry awards, including Best of Show. These are awarded by Printing Industries of America Mountain States in recognition of quality printing in five categories including packaging, self advertising, brochure, saddlestitch and pocket folder. The award ceremony was held on April 8 at the Grizzly Rose in Denver.
The U.S. Government Printing Office's (GPO) Public Documents Distribution Center in Pueblo, Colo. has been renamed after former Congressman Frank Evans, who passed away last June. Members of Evans' family joined nearly 100 guests at the renaming ceremony. GPO's Assistant Public Printer of Operations Jim Bradley joined representatives of the Pueblo city council, the General Services Administration and other officials to unveil the "Congressman Frank Evans Government Printing Office Distribution Center."
Specialty trade printer Bestforms, Inc., located in Camarillo, Calif., recently announced some personnel changes. Joe Valdez has assumed the position of vice president/general manager and will oversee all operations of the company.
International Paper will consolidate its xpedx, Western Paper Company and Zellerbach operations in Salt Lake City, Utah, under the xpedx brand effective April 4.