R.R. Donnelley Consolidates Facilities, Creates ‘Integrated’ Printing and Finishing Operation
Combined services expected to open early 2009.
Chicago-based printer R.R. Donnelley is planning to create an integrated printing and finishing facility.
The facility, to be located in Chanhassen, Minnesota, will feature commercial printing, direct mail, specialty catalog, electronic media, select fulfillment and prepress services, the company said. The new facility will effectively combine its existing operation in Chanhassen and a commercial printing operation in Eden Prairie, Minnesota.
According to COO John Paloian, consolidating these operations and “re-engineering” their workflows will reduce cycle times and minimize “hand-offs” between facilities.
The new facility is expected to open and be fully operational early this year, the company said.
In November, R.R. Donnelley reported $168.2 million in third quarter net earnings, down roughly 4 percent from $175 million during the same period last year. Through the first nine months, however, net earnings were up more than 100 percent to $497 million.
In an effort to expand its Latin American operations, R.R. Donnelley also announced it has acquired the assets of Chilean Web printing company Prosa for $23.5 million.
Prosa produces magazines, catalogs, retail inserts and soft-cover textbooks.