El-Hi and Trade Fuel Optimism Among Manufacturers
But an acquisition also affected Von Hoffmann, which ranked third on the list last year. Visant Corp., which combines the book manufacturing businesses of Von Hoffmann and Jostens Corp., pushed past both Quebecor World and RR Donnelley into the top spot, with book sales nearly double what Von Hoffmann reported last year as a single entity. Jostens and Von Hoffmann operate separately, but report their earnings under the Visant umbrella. Book manufacturing accounts for approximately 50 percent of Visant's overall revenue, as opposed to 100 percent when Von Hoffmann reported its earnings last year.