Bartash Printing has ceased operations, effective Nov. 30. A phone receptionist confirmed to Printing Impressions yesterday that the company would be closing and, when asked to speak to President Helene Rubin, was told that "she is no longer with the company." And a voicemail message left for Richard Mager, chief restructuring officer, seeking more details about the closure was not returned. The Phoenix, an independent weekly campus newspaper serving Swarthmore (Pa.) College since 1881, also penned an editorial thanking Bartash for printing the publication the past 10 years. "From inclement weather to patiently accepting 4 a.m. submissions despite our 12 a.m. deadline, Bartash delivered The Phoenix every week without fail," the editorial board wrote. "Sadly, we received notice that this will be our last issue with Bartash, as the company will be closing effective Nov. 30. Click read more below for additional detail.
LSC Communications (NYSE: LKSD) announced today a multi-year agreement with Elsevier, the global information analytics business specializing in science and health. LSC currently prints a significant share of Elsevier’s books and journals and, under the new agreement, will begin providing book fulfillment and distribution services in 2019 for Elsevier’s US markets.
Additionally, LSC has acquired Elsevier’s Linn, Missouri Fulfillment and Distribution Center. Consequently, all Elsevier employees will be transferred to LSC in 2019. The addition of this facility will further strengthen LSC’s ongoing focus on providing a full range of supply chain services for publishers of both printed and electronic books.
Anita Chandraprakash, EVP of Global Operation, Elsevier, said “We’re pleased to have reached an agreement with LSC for the sale of the Linn facility and have engaged in a multi-year agreement for warehouse fulfillment services. This is a very positive outcome which allows us to continue the high level of service our customers expect.”
Dave McCree, President of Book Sales at LSC Communications, said “The Linn, Missouri warehouse distribution center is a strategic fit to our Book Publisher Services platform and expands our fulfillment and distribution footprint. We look forward to providing fulfillment services to Elsevier and future clients out of the Linn facility.”