The massive East Longmeadow, MA manufacturing facility of Cartamundi USA will be taking delivery of a new large format Koenig & Bauer Rapida press. The new press will be a key component as the facility, which produces 30 million well-known board games a year and is aggressively pursuing additional new business by growing its customer base in the main game aisle, such as new lines of products from other game distributors, as well as seeking local companies to take advantage of its core competencies. This critical investment with its key press-manufacturing partner will provide a number of enhancements at this 1.2 million sq ft facility. Known for producing popular board games under contract for a leading toy and board game firm, this sprawling facility and its pressroom are required to produce game boxes that are color consistent throughout long and short runs and printed with the highest quality to attract purchasers and collectible owners on crowded store shelves. 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.”