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Smead announces changes to manufacturing footprint

Organisational products vendor Smead is to expand two US facilities after carrying out what it calls an “operations efficiency initiative”.…

ACCO moving production to mitigate tariffs

ACCO Brands has been reducing its exposure to Chinese manufacturing as it tries to navigate the impact of tariffs on…

Amazon opens fulfilment centre | Antalis expands packaging network | Kyocera completes plant

Amazon has opened its second fulfilment centre in Australia. Based in Sydney, the hub will operate as both a product…

SOS buys manufacturing business

Jamaica-based Stationery and Office Supplies (SOS) is expanding into manufacturing.It has acquired the equipment and operations of notebooks vendor Book…

Dams invests in UK manufacturing

UK-based office furniture maker Dams is building a new multimillion-pound manufacturing facility. Situated at its headquarters in Knowsley, Merseyside, the…

Vendor Special: The smart manufacturer

The rise of new digital industrial technology, known as Industry 4.0, is a transformation that makes it possible to gather…

Konica Minolta to merge toner chemical subsidiaries

Konica Minolta is to merge two of its domestic manufacturing subsidiaries in Japan.It is combining the operations of Konica Minolta…

Safco confirms Iowa move

US-based office furniture maker Safco has confirmed it will be moving its Mayline operations to Milford, Iowa.The announcement comes less…

Gates’ new city offers glimpse into industry future

Plans for a state-of-the-art city in the Arizona desert have provided an intriguing glimpse into the future of manufacturing and…

Knoll recruits SVP

Office furniture maker Knoll has appointed Scott Cameron as SVP of Operations.The newly created position will see Cameron lead the…

DAMS celebrates 50 years

Last week marked the 50th anniversary of office furniture maker DAMS. To mark the occasion, OPI caught up with Managing…

3D printing spend to double

According to IDC’s Worldwide Semiannual 3D Printing Spending Guide, global spending on 3D printing is expected to surpass $35 billion…

COLOP expands production capabilities

Keeping in line with the company’s future ambitions, an extra production and storage area of around 1,800 sq m (18,000…

Acme buys manufacturing and distribution facility

Acme United has acquired a manufacturing and distribution centre in North Carolina.The facility – located in Rocky Mountain – was…

Smead CEO receives award

CEO of Smead Manufacturing Sharon Hoffman Avent is set to receive the Entrepreneurial Woman of the Year Award from the…

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Icahn publishes letter to HP shareholders

Activist investor Carl Icahn has written an open letter to the shareholders of HP Inc, likening the company’s standalone restructuring…