Nichole Stella is group president/publishing director of Promo Marketing Media Group, which consists of Print+Promo, Promo Marketing and NonProfitPro.

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.

The Obama administration announced the creation of a National Additive Manufacturing Innovation Institute in Youngstown, Ohio, devoted to promoting 3-D printing technology.

"This institute will help make sure that the manufacturing jobs of tomorrow take root not in places like China or India, but right here in the United States of America," Obama said in a statement. "That's how we'll put more people back to work and build an economy that lasts."

The institute will be financed by $30 million in federal funding, matched by $40 million from a private industry consortium. It is designed to serve Ohio, Pennsylvania and West Virginia.

Quad/Graphics, Inc., a global provider of print and related multichannel solutions, has entered into a strategic partnership with Manipal Technologies Ltd. (ManipalTech), India’s largest print services and end-to-end business solutions provider.

HH, the leading global marketing services provider, is expanding its presence in France with new offices, increased staff, enhanced technology and provision of a full studio service.

Publishers Communication Group (PCG), opened an office in New Delhi, India. PCG, a division of Publishing Technology plc (LSE: PTO), the largest provider of software and services to the publishing industry, will be offering sales and marketing activities targeting the ever-growing academic readership in India to US and European scholarly publishers.

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