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.
Nosco, Inc., a subsidiary of Holden Industries, Inc., announced that it has acquired the assets of Haapanen Brothers, Inc., a full-service graphic arts and printing company located in Gurnee, Ill. Through this investment, Nosco will be better equipped to serve the needs of its expanding customer base adding:
Expanded print capacity for folded literature and Lit-a-Sure product lines;
A seventh site to Nosco’s growing U.S. presence for redundancy in operations;
Specialty bindings, sales aids and other commercial marketing materials for the health care industry.
“We are pleased to welcome Haapanen and its customers to the Nosco family,” said Craig Curran, Nosco president. “Throughout their forty years in business, the Haapanen family has built a strong team rooted in values consistent with Nosco’s employee-owner culture. For this reason, Haapanen Brothers’ current staff will continue to operate the acquired assets at their Gurnee site – just under the Nosco name.”
Overall, the Haapanen Brothers asset acquisition supports Nosco’s commitment to consistent growth, service and innovative product solutions. The addition of these new assets to Nosco’s existing fleet will enable the company to serve both new and existing customers with a larger array of printed solutions across multiple markets.
“Haapanen Brothers, started in 1978 by the late Jerry Haapanen, is honored to have been recently acquired by Nosco,” said Kathy Haapanen, Haapanen Brothers president. “Our employees look forward to the professional and personal opportunities that await them, as they move forward as members of the Nosco team.”
“Haapanen Brothers has always upheld the ideals of superior customer service and quality, achieved by state-of-the-art equipment, a knowledgeable staff and fair pricing,” she continued. “They are all our hallmarks of success. Any achievement is only as good as its players, and Haapanen has been blessed to have a staff of talented, skilled and devoted individuals who have provided the backbone of the company.” This recent asset acquisition is a testament to Nosco’s continued focus on growth, helping to deliver on its mission of making each customer’s packaging successful, every day.