Allen Press, Inc. will host a community open house on Thursday, November 9, 2017 to celebrate its Digital Production Center grand opening. The event will take place from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. and is open to the public. A Lawrence Chamber of Commerce ribbon cutting ceremony will begin at 11:30 a.m. with remarks from Lawrence City Commission Representative Lisa Larsen and Chamber of Commerce Board member Phil Bradley. Afterwards, guests will have the opportunity to chat with printing, mailing and marketing experts, meet their local sales representative Paula Gibbs, tour the plant and see live demonstrations of two new state-of-the-art digital presses and a variety of high tech finishing equipment. Complimentary food and beverages will be served throughout the day. “Allen Press is a proud staple that has contributed to the Lawrence community for over 80 years,” said Allen Press CEO Randy Radosevich. “We believe it’s important to connect with local residents and the businesses we serve so they continue to be a part of what we’re up to, and with our new digital production equipment and increased creative services capabilities, what better time than now to celebrate together that for the first time we are able to serve everyone’s complete marketing needs.” Click Read More below for additional information.
Circle Media Group has hit the buffers and appears likely to disappear from print altogether – its Austrian web offset business is the latest subsidiary to file for bankruptcy, while the rest of the group’s printing operations have been put up for sale.
In the space of three months problem upon problem piled up for the business. It filed for bankruptcy at Helio Charleroi in Belgium, and at Roto Smeets in the Netherlands, and effected the hurried sales of Finnish gravure printer Helprint and book and commercial printer CPI Group.
During the same period union representatives on the continent also went public with their concerns about the group’s financial position.
Today (25 April) Circle announced that its Austrian web offset business Oberndorfer Druck – which was established in 1913 – “would be discontinued”. Local sources said the company had filed for bankruptcy.
Circle Media also announced that it was searching for potential buyers for its remaining printing businesses in Germany, Belgium and Spain. These are: J Fink Druckerei and Körner Druck; Corelio Printing; and Altair and Rotocayfo.
Customers include a host of leading continental retailers and catalogue companies, as well as some UK catalogue companies.
Former Polestar chief operating officer Peter Andreou (below) took over as chairman and chief executive officer at the then-CirclePrinters business in the summer of 2016, with fresh investors backing his ambitious plan to lead the consolidation of the European printing industry. That plan now lies in tatters.
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