PRINT 17, the largest gathering of the printing, publishing, in-plant, graphic communications and mailing/fulfillment communities in the Americas, is back in Chicago with new opportunities to grow the industry. PRINT is owned and produced by NPES - The Association for Suppliers of Printing, Publishing and Converting Technologies and takes place September 10-14, 2017. PRINT 17 will feature new, innovative education session formats this year that foster knowledge exchanges and allow attendees to design their own “Learning Experience.” More than 50 education sessions will shed light on topics ranging from design/creative process, packaging, marketing, growth strategies and emerging technologies. These education programs analyze new methods to increase ROI through education seminars and hands-on labs, pre-show OUTLOOK 17 conference, panel discussions, “Distinguished Leader” speakers, and The Learning Experience Theater presentations on the show floor. Click Read More below for additional detail.
Arandell Corp. President and CEO Bradley Hoffman issued the following statement today regarding the decision to close the company’s Kentucky facility as a result of business disruption resulting from the economic impacts of COVID-19: This week, we made the difficult decision to close our Kentucky facility as a result of the economic disruption resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic.
Prior to COVID-19, Arandell had been on pace for a strong year and Arandell Kentucky was playing a key role in that growth and success. Unfortunately, the pandemic has had a significant impact on our customers – many of whom have experienced closures, supply chain disruptions and complications from stay-at-home orders. These challenges have affected our production schedules which has led to this week’s difficult decision.
Arandell will be consolidating production to its facility in Wisconsin, which will best position the company to continue to meet customer needs while positioning us for long-term success. Our Kentucky facility will ramp down production in the coming weeks, closing operations by July 31, 2020.
I am extraordinary grateful for our team in Kentucky, which had helped establish an exceptional operation over the last two years. We will be working with our employees in Kentucky to offer assistance in continuing employment in Wisconsin and hope many decide to stay with us. We will also do everything we can to ease the transition for our employees who choose not to make the move to Wisconsin.