Sign & Digital Graphics

June '17

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12 • June 2017 • S I G N & D I G I T A L G R A P H I C S J U N E 2 0 1 7 In the News THE NBM SHOW Releases 2018 Trade Show Lineup THE NBM SHOW announces the schedule for its 2018 trade show season—eight events, including five 2-day shows. "This schedule includes several 2-day shows. This is a well thought-out and aggressive plan to bring many buyers and sellers together face-to- face," says Sue Hueg, vice president of NBM Events. The 2018 trade show schedule includes: • Arlington, Texas: March 8-10, 2018 • Sacramento, California: April 13-14, 2018 • Portland, Oregon: May 11-12, 2018 • Cleveland, Ohio: June 15-16, 2018 • Long Beach, California: August 2-4, 2018 • Secaucus (Meadowlands), New Jersey: August 24-25, 2018 • Indianapolis, Indiana: September 13-15, 2018 • Charlotte, North Carolina: November 2-3, 2018 "NBM has an exceptional show sales staff and they are ready to make this happen," Hueg explains. "Our events are an important marketing and sales opportunity for our exhibitors and an important training and networking opportunity for our attendees." For more information, visit http://www.thenbm- Dover Acquires Caldera Graphics Downers Grove, Illinois-based Dover, a diversified global manufactur- ing company with annual revenues in excess of $7 billion, announces its acquisition of France-based RIP and workflow software developer Caldera Graphics for approximately $37 million, or about 35 million euros. Caldera will operate under Dover's printing and identification division which is part of its engineered systems operating segment. Dover's other operating segments include energy, fluids, and refrigeration and food equipment. As part of Dover's printing and identification platform, Caldera will join Italy-based MS Printing Solutions, which Dover acquired in 2014, and the JK Group, also based in Italy, which was acquired by Dover in 2015. Both companies are helping Dover make inroads in the global digital tex- tile printing market. M&R Companies Acquires Novus Imaging Roselle, Illinois-based screen printing equip- ment manufacturer M&R Companies announces its acquisition of Moultonborough, New Hampshire-based Novus Imaging, a grand-for- mat digital inkjet printer manufacturer. Financial terms of the agreement were not disclosed. After M&R expanded into a 320,000-square- foot building that combined its two Chicago area facilities into one, Mike Mills, president and chief technology officer of Novus Imaging, took notice. He says with the introduction in 2015 of Novus' large-format ULTRA flatbed LED printer and an increasing demand for its other UV printers, he had been looking for a company to partner with on manufacturing. Mills called up Rich Hoffman, CEO of M&R, and opened up a dialogue. "We had a really limited capability when it came to manufacturing," Mills says. After the merger, however, "We're not limited by that any- more," he says. "M&R has an amazing manufac- turing capability—far beyond anything we had, and they also have a great service organization and a really good sales staff. All the things that we really needed to scale up in a big way, they already had. And all of the things they really needed we already had. So it really worked out to be a really good fit." Novus Imaging will continue to be based in New Hampshire and its products will continue to carry that brand, now with "an M&R com- pany" attached to the name. Mills says manu- facturing of all of Novus's products—the ULTRA line; the SYNERGIA hybrid flatbed/roll-to-roll UV printer; and the PICTORA high-speed digital board production UV printer—will be rolled into the M&R facility in the coming months.

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