Ennis Inc., Midlothian, Texas, today announced that it has executed a definitive agreement to acquire the assets of Folder Express (www.folderexpress.com) from Wright Printing Company of Omaha, Neb. The closing, which is expected to be on or before Sept. 30, 2013, is subject to the completion of normal pre-closing items. Folder Express will continue to operate at its current location in Omaha, Neb.

Indecisiveness. It's in young couples picking out activities for their first few dates, it's in first-time car-buyers walking around the lot, and unfortunately, it's sometimes in clients buying print or promotional products.

If you’ve been watching the news lately, you’ve probably noticed the same thing I have—U.S. manufacturing is on the rise. Like the latest Katy Perry song, The Avengers and any news involving the Jolie-Pitt family, “Made in America” is hot. Large American companies are either bringing manufacturing back home or they are deciding not to move overseas in the first place. Case in point: General Electric recently decided against building a “green” refrigerator plant in Asia. Switching gears entirely, the company invested nearly $100 million to refurbish an existing plant in Indiana.

Edwards Brothers announced the opening of a new digital print center in Oxnard, Calif., making it the tenth digital print center owned or operated by Edwards Brothers.  The center will print primarily soft cover books and journals.

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.

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