Saturday, May 4, 2013
A fire started in a hopper inside one building of the expansive industrial building Saturday.
The Sussex Fire Department spent Saturday afternoon extinguishing a small fire at the Quad/Graphics plant. Sussex Fire Chief Corky Curtis said the blaze started in a hopper near a loading bay off of Highway 74. Curtis said the emergency fire control systems kicked in and controlled the fire. The fire was contained to one building, but employees in that building were evacuated. No flames or smoke were visible from the exterior of the building, and no injuries were reported. Five engines from Sussex and Lisbon were dispatched to the scene. Firefighters were on the scene just before noon Saturday, and ensured the safety systems had successfully extinguished the fire. Crews were still on the scene at roughly 1:15 p.m. monitoring the scene.
Friday, April 26, 2013
The company is opening a new facility in New Berlin.
Quad/Graphics setting up for a second New Berlin facility that will operate seven days a week and plans to open in late May, reported the Sussex Sun. The new facility will serve as a mail-sorting center and also house a finishing operation to support the company’s specialty print division. Quad/Graphics, a print provider, is accepting employment applications for the new facility. Eventually the new facility will have 150 full-time and part-time employees, which include 25 employees coming from the Pewaukee location. Quad/Graphics is leasing the 205,063-square-foot industrial building at 5600 S. Moorland Road from Ace Distribution and Leasing.
Wednesday, April 24, 2013
A fire caused an estimated $1,000 in damage at a Sussex company.
A fire caused minor damage to construction equipment in a storage room at Quad Med early morning. The fire, caused by a ceiling heater malfunction, burned a push cart and plastic construction equipment. Fire officials are estimating $1,000 worth of damage. Fire crews found light smoke and extinguished the fire. The early activation of the fire sprinkler system limited the amount of damage caused by the fire, according to a release from theVillage of Sussex Fire Department. There were no injuries.
Tuesday, March 5, 2013
Even though sales were down, the company managed to have net earnings of $21 million.
Quad/Graphics Inc., based in Sussex, had a $21 million profit in the fourth quarter of 2012, reported the Business Journal of Milwaukee. For the year, Quad/Graphics posted an a $87.4 million profit, a turnaround from a the $46.9 million loss in 2011. In January Quad/Graphics announced that it had acquired Vertis for a net amount of $170 million.
Friday, March 1, 2013
From radiology technologist to auditor and accountants, there are several career opportunities available at the Quad/Graphics plant in Sussex, according to indeed.com.
Looking for a job but want to remain in the Sussex area? The job website indeed.com lists numerous jobs available for individuals with a wide range of skills. There also are positions that need to be filled at the company's other locations in southeastern Wisconsin.
Friday, January 18, 2013
The Sussex-based company acquired Vertis, a move which gives Quad more than 25,000 employees worldwide.
Sussex's Quad/Graphics has acquired Vertis for a net amount of $170 million. Even though Vertis generated $1.1 billion in revenues in 2012, it still wasn't enough to keep it afloat with a series of liquidity challenges, reported PrintWeek. "We are excited about our acquisition of Vertis and the opportunities it brings to advance our business and create value for our clients, employees and shareholders," Quad chief executive Joel Quadracci said in a statement to PrintWeek. The acquisition of Vertis will help Quad expand geographically and increase its manufacturing flexibility, according to the report. The combined company will have 25,000 employees in more than 70 print-production facilities located in North America as well as Latin …
Tuesday, November 20, 2012
Deal to buy Vertis moves forward after the FTC does not take action.
The Federal Trade Commission did not take action on the Quad/Graphics purchase of Vertis Holdings by the Friday, Nov. 16 deadline, allowing the two companies to continue with the proposed sale agreement, according to the Sussex printer on Monday. Friday marked the end of the waiting period for antitrust review of the proposed deal, which is now "pending the receipt of court approval and the completions of necessary integration plans." Quad/Graphics announced in October it will acquire Vertis Holdings for $258.5 million in a deal that will position the Sussex-based printer as a leader in the production of retail advertising inserts and direct marketing, the company said. Vertis, which has been in bankruptcy, expects to generate …
Thursday, October 18, 2012
The 80-year-old news magazine, according to JSOnline, will become digital-only publication next year with its last issue to be printed on Dec. 31, effectively ending printing at Quad/Graphics.
Sussex-based Quad/Graphics on Thursday had not yet commented or released a statement in regard to its impending loss of business from Newsweek, which announced that it will no longer publish a print magazine, according to the Journal Sentinel. The 80-year-old news magazine, according to JSOnline, will become digital-only publication next year with its last issue to be printed on Dec. 31. Quad/Graphics, the paper said, has been printing Newsweek since 1977. "We are transitioning Newsweek, not saying goodbye to it," said editor-in-chief Tina Brown on www.thedailybeast.com, the daily news site of Newsweek. "We remain committed to Newsweek and to the journalism that it represents. This decision is not about the quality of the brand or …
Thursday, October 11, 2012
Sussex-based company will buy Vertis Holdings for $258.5 million.
Quad/Graphics announced Wednesday it will acquire Vertis Holdings for $258.5 million in a deal that will position the Sussex-based printer as a leader in the production of retail advertising inserts and direct marketing, the company said. Vertis, which has been in bankruptcy, expects to generate approximately $1.1 billion in revenue and earnings of $60 million during fiscal year 2012, according to Quad/Graphics. “Quad/Graphics believes in the power of print in today’s multichannel media world and this acquisition further strengthens our ability to help retailers and direct marketers drive meaningful business results,” said Joel Quadracci, Chairman, President & CEO of Quad/Graphics. “The offer from Quad/Graphics was the most compelling …
Monday, October 8, 2012
Quad/Graphics will print about 85 percent of the 19 titles Time Inc. publishes including Time, People, Sports Illustrated and Entertainment Weekly.
Sussex-based Quad/Graphics announced on Monday that it has reached an agreement with Time Inc. that will extend and expand its relationship with the magazine publisher. According to company, the multiyear agreement, that begins in 2014, stipulates that it will print about 85 percent of the 19 titles Time Inc. publishes including Time, People, Sports Illustrated and Entertainment Weekly. The work represents a 35 percent increase in incremental print volume from Time Inc. “We are pleased to be growing our business relationship with Time Inc., and capitalizing on our leading nationwide magazine platform to print more titles and more volume in more places,” said Joel Quadracci, Chairman, President & CEO. “Under this new agreement, Time Inc…