North America

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

American Solutions for Business (ASB), Glenwood, Minn., has acquired Nashville, Tennessee-based Branding U (BU). Primarily a promotional products company, BU has been in business for nearly eight years and works with approximately 75 clients. Financial details of the acquisition were not disclosed.

Safeguard, Dallas, has completed its acquisition of the assets of MHC Associates Inc. (d/b/a Team MHC), based in Burnsville, Minn. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

InnerWorkings Inc., Chicago, continues to receive industry recognition for its innovation and outstanding work in design, luxury packaging and displays. UK-based Packaging News honored InnerWorkings with a first-place 2014 Luxury Packaging Award for its Glengoyne 25-year-old Highland single malt Scotch Whisky package and a second-place award for its Champagne Bollinger RD package.

Mohawk, North America's largest privately owned manufacturer of fine papers, envelopes and specialty substrates for commercial and digital printing, has announced a new partnership with Metapaper GmbH & Co., based in Stuttgart, Germany, to support sales and marketing for Mohawk's Continental European operations.

Mohawk, Cohoes, N.Y., North America’s largest privately-owned manufacturer of fine papers, envelopes and specialty substrates for commercial and digital printing, announced that Thomas D. O’Connor Jr., chairman and CEO, was recently inducted into the Soderstrom Society, the graphic communications industry’s most prestigious honors organization.

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