Royle Printing’s newest installation, a Manroland ROTOMAN S will be operational by the end of June. The press is located at the printer’s newest 120,000 sq. ft. facility on Success Way. The investment utilizes leading Manroland technology and enhances Royle’s diverse manufacturing platform. The press will create ideal conditions for record production times for high-volume jobs with very efficient make-ready numbers. The ROTOMAN S is particularly efficient for the catalog and publication markets; capable of producing digest, standard up-right and tabloid formats. More information on the press can be found on Manroland’s website. Royle has positioned itself for the future by making significant investments in technology, equipment and their most critical resource, people. Today, Royle undoubtedly has one of the more modern, diverse and financially healthy production platforms in print. Royle’s passion is to provide high-quality graphic and distribution solutions to publishing and catalog markets.
Ennis, Inc., announced the purchase of Independent Printing Company, Inc. and related entities (collectively “Independent”) in a stock purchase transaction that closed January 27, 2017. The majority stockholder was a private equity firm in New York. Independent has 4 locations in Wisconsin, with its main facility located in DePere, Wisconsin. The business produces presentation folders, checks, wide format and commercial printing. Independent had sales of approximately $37 million for the calendar year just ended and sells mainly through distributors and resellers. The Company will now have 4 folder facilities in Michigan, Kansas, California and Wisconsin, as well as wide format capabilities in Colorado and Wisconsin.
Keith Walters, Chairman, President & CEO of the Company stated, “we are delighted to have the opportunity to combine Independent with the other operations of Ennis. With this acquisition we will continue to be the preeminent provider of all types of presentation folders in the marketplace. The addition of the wide format operation will add to the capabilities of our existing operations, which should help us to continue to penetrate the point of purchase and screen print marketplaces.”
The operations will continue under the Independent and related entity names. All of the locations will continue their normal operations.