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Worldcolor (formerly Quebecor World)

New equipment

They're probably closer to "broke" than they are to "wealthy. "  (May 18, 2011 | post #6)

Worldcolor (formerly Quebecor World)

You guys are scaring me

Sure thing, Kajol. I can't WAIT to call Bangladesh. I'm getting out my old George Harrison album (yep - it's an original Apple Records vinyl one) right now, so I can play it in the background as we speak.  (May 18, 2011 | post #63)

Worldcolor (formerly Quebecor World)

Last chapter for Depew printing plant

__________________ ______________ I'm not union myself. There's not enough work in Depew because there's not enough work PERIOD. For one thing, Circuit City (which ran rotogravure in Depew and other plants) went bankrupt. Paperback book volume has dropped, in part due to applications such as Kindle, but also just because a lot of people just don't read printed material the way people did a generation ago. For a lot of us, the good days are long past. To single out unions as the reason for the passing of the good days is just not accurate. It's more accurate to blame past ownership for not maintaining and upgrading our once-state-of-the- art facilities.  (May 16, 2011 | post #25)

Worldcolor (formerly Quebecor World)

Last chapter for Depew printing plant

__________________ __________________ __________________ _____________ No truth whatsoever. The unions are NOT the reason for the shutdown. There is no longer enough work to justify keeping Depew open. Aside from that, it's illegal to bust unions like that.  (May 16, 2011 | post #21)

Worldcolor (formerly Quebecor World)

Writing is on the wall

I don't know the details regarding what happened there. I can tell you that other plants have seen their plant controllers, plant directors, and others depart. Quad's overall philosophy seems to be a lot different from ours. Quad's plant directors have virtually no authority over manufacturing (press, bindery) department heads - who now report directly to Quad's manufacturing gurus. As for shuttering the plant, Augusta will be the second plant getting SmartTools (Jonesboro was the first) and that tells me that Augusta will survive. (For now, anyway.)  (May 12, 2011 | post #48)

Worldcolor (formerly Quebecor World)

Writing is on the wall

It seems as though Quad will be damned even when the company does something nice. How about saving criticism for when it's really deserved? And believe me, there is a lot of stuff Quad has done (and will do) to be deserving of critical commentary.  (May 10, 2011 | post #42)

Worldcolor (formerly Quebecor World)

Donnelly or Brown Printing-Please Read

I know for a fact that no legacy Worldcolor plants had done L.L.Bean since 2007 - which is when we had lost the contract to Quad/Graphics. Bolingbrook, Corinth, Covington, Dyersburg, Elk Grove Village, Franklin, Jonesboro, Mount Morris, and Trenton had all contributed to Bean when we had the contract. Augusta was the lead production plant, and by far, it did the lion's share of the work. I was curious as to which QUAD plant had done the work prior to Donnelley snatching it away.  (May 9, 2011 | post #42)

Worldcolor (formerly Quebecor World)

Donnelly or Brown Printing-Please Read

Which Quad plant had been doing L.L.Bean?  (May 9, 2011 | post #39)

Worldcolor (formerly Quebecor World)

Writing is on the wall

Your honest opinion is mine, too.  (May 2, 2011 | post #2)

Worldcolor (formerly Quebecor World)

You guys are scaring me

__________________ __ It saddens me to hear about even further job losses at "The Company With a Soul"  (Apr 28, 2011 | post #52)

Worldcolor (formerly Quebecor World)

You guys are scaring me

"Salesart " you wrote: "I am 27 years Arcata,quebecor, quebecor,world, worldcolor and now for several months Quad Graphics." In those twenty-seven years, you've not learned to properly capitalize or punctuate. And if you must tell us about the glories of the company, at least spell it correctly. It's Quad/Graphics . . . with a forward slash between the two words. Now, about those glories. Do you sincerely believe that Quad is a company that DOES it right? How about DID it right? Before getting into the merger and acquisition business, Quad certainly did do things right. That company no longer exists. It's a company which has lost its way, and along the way, it has surrendered the one thing that kept it unique - its independence. It is now a publicly-traded company.  (Apr 28, 2011 | post #49)

Worldcolor (formerly Quebecor World)

Whats the Plan MARK ANGELSON

Quad/Graphics Announces Changes to Its Board of Directors Mark Angelson Steps Down Following Announcement of Appointment as Chicago's Deputy Mayor Quad/Graphics, Inc. (NYSE: QUAD) announced today that Mark Angelson has resigned from the company's Board of Directors to focus on his future new roles as Chicago's Deputy Mayor and Chairman of the Mayor's Economic, Budgetary and Business Development Council. The company does not intend to fill the vacancy created by Mr. Angelson’s departure and has reduced the size of its Board from eight to seven. "We congratulate Mark on his appointment as Chicago's Deputy Mayor and wish him well as he applies his considerable business expertise to helping strengthen Chicago's economic future," said Joel Quadracci, Quad/Graphics Chairman, President & CEO. "Not only does Mark have keen business instincts, as shown by his proven private-sector track record, but he is a man of his word who provided exceptional guidance and insight to us as a Board member. I know he will serve the City of Chicago and its people well. On behalf of everyone at Quad/Graphics, I thank him for his service and support to our company, and look forward to seeing the good work he will do." Mr. Angelson joined Quad/Graphics' Board of Directors in July 2010, following the company's acquisition of Montreal-based competitor World Color Press, Inc. As former Chairman and CEO of World Color Press, Mr. Angelson helped facilitate the acquisition, which propelled Quad/Graphics to being the second largest commercial printer in the Americas. "While Mark brought considerable talent to our Board, our remaining Board members have a wide range of experience, expertise and perspectives, and we are confident that they will continue to guide the company well," Mr. Quadracci said. About Quad/Graphics Quad/Graphics (NYSE: QUAD) is a global provider of print and related multichannel solutions for consumer magazines, special interest publications, catalogs, retail inserts/circulars, direct mail, books, directories, commercial and specialty products, including in-store signage. Headquartered in Sussex, Wis. (just west of Milwaukee), the company has approximately 25,000 full-time equivalent employees working from approximately 60 print-production facilities as well as other support locations throughout the United States, Canada, Latin America and Europe. As a printing industry innovator, Quad/Graphics (www.QG.com) is redefining the power of print in today’s multimedia world by helping its clients use print as the foundation of multichannel communications strategies to drive their top-line revenues.  (Apr 28, 2011 | post #38)

Worldcolor (formerly Quebecor World)

Hazleton

Thank you for helping us to better understand the situation by pointing out that this {and probably everything else - right?} is Obama's fault.  (Apr 27, 2011 | post #81)

Worldcolor (formerly Quebecor World)

Last chapter for Depew printing plant

I honestly don't think that Quad/Graphics is the right place to blame for what's happening to Depew. The downfall began years ago, under Quebecor in general and that little prick Pierre Karl Péladeau in particular. Other legacy Worldcolor plants (such as Corinth and Mount Morris) HAVE had their work "appropriated " by legacy Quad plants.  (Apr 26, 2011 | post #9)