Dixon Closing Missouri
Ticonderoga Co. (asi/50150)
will be closing its Versailles,
MO, manufacturing facility
by the end of this year. The
move is part of the company’s
global integration strategy,
which was triggered by its
February merger with Milan,
Italy-based writing instruments
firm Fabbrica Italiana Lapis
ed Affini S.p.A. The plant’s
promotional products activities
will be relocated to Dixon’s
Macon, GA, location and all
other activities will be transferred
to its Mexico City plant. The
160 employees affected by the
Versailles closure have been
provided with separation packages.
two companies like Dixon and FILA
merge, there are a lot of manufacturing
involved,” says Rick
Asta, Dixon CEO. “One part
of our plan was the consolidation
of any plant that handled one activity
to one that handled multiple activities.
Versailles fell into that category.
However, the closing won’t
negatively affect our promotional
products activities in any way.
In fact, as Macon is also our central
distribution center, it will likely
result in more improved service
Marketing Tops $161 Billion The
Direct Marketing Association
announced direct advertising
expenditures in the U.S.
will top $161 billion in
2005, up from $149.3 in 2004.
The announcement was made
by DMA President and CEO
John Greco at its annual
trade show held at the Georgia
World Congress Center in
Atlanta this week. As direct
marketing programs often
contain imprinted items,
this success is welcome news
to the promotional products
community. The DMA also forecast
that sales driven by direct
marketing will continue to
grow 6.4% on average until
2009, while overall U.S.
only grow 4.8% during that
same period. Greco told attendees: “In
era when business leaders are demanding
accountability from marketing, the
direct marketing process helps all
marketers to achieve superior results
in the most
The October 17 issue
of e-newsletter Wearables
was building a new
warehouse in Cincinnati
and moving its current
to the new location.
is not accurate,
says Daniel Brockley,
marketing and communications
officer for SanMar: “Although
the company is building
a new 970,000 square
foot warehouse in
the Cincinnati area
to replace its current
facility there, SanMar’s
remain in Seattle,
WA, where it maintains
one of its six national
a training facility
and corporate offices.”
In The News Tugboat (asi/347752)
was recently profiled in a lengthy
article on Napanews.com.
World Packaging Corp. (asi/98289)
principals Donna Slavitt and Amy
Katz were mentioned in an “up
and comers” piece in Entrepreneur magazine.
Proforma Inc. (asi/300094)
was ranked 168th in Franchise
Times’ annual Top 200
Tal Moore, president of Gumballs.com
(asi/58660), was recently
profiled in the Seattle Post-Intelligencer.
April 2005 Register
supplier Image Developers
While the supplier
is included in the
just-released Register for
October 2005, their
information is provided
below for those distributors
who have not received
it or are still using
a previous edition.
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parent firm of
has named Dan
Perry vice president
of North American
and Rick Toppin
has named Paula
and new product
and Joe Boatman
Custom HBC Corp.
named Sarah Marley
has added 19
Ennis Inc. (asi/52493)
has named Richard
Travis CFO, replacing
has added the
Keay, Bob Morgan,
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Express Is On
Affinity Express, the industry's premier one-stop solution for high-quality
embroidery digitizing, artwork and document creation services, is relocating
their headquarters. In response to client demand, Affinity Express continues
to expand and evolve their services at such a rapid pace that they have outgrown
will be located
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