RR Donnelley Awarded $200 Million Multi-Year Contract By Harris Publications, Inc.
Friday, October 29, 2004
CHICAGO, Oct. 28 -- R.R. Donnelley & Sons Company has been awarded a multi-year contract by Harris Publications, Inc. to produce virtually all of its magazine titles. Covering a wide range of editorial content and product formats, this predominantly newsstand publisher now produces over 300 annual events in such areas as decorating, crafts and collectibles, fitness, music and comics. This agreement, valued in excess of $200 million, also awards RR Donnelley the associated premedia, paper and logistics services. Stanley Harris, President and Owner, Harris Publications, Inc. stated, "As we look to our own future growth plans in the magazine marketplace, we feel that it is imperative that we partner with a printer whose focus and direction mirrors our own. RR Donnelley has demonstrated a commitment to provide a diverse manufacturing platform that can successfully accommodate the variety of formats utilized by Harris Publications today, as well as the willingness to provide the flexibility to meet our future needs." John Paloian, Group President, Publishing and Retail Services, RR Donnelley, added, "Having built a manufacturing platform designed to provide end-to-end solutions to streamline magazine publishers' workflows, it is particularly gratifying when a customer such as Harris Publications elects to take advantage of our full range of product and service offerings. We remain committed to bringing additional value to our customers' operations, and we will continue to invest the resources to allow us to do so."