Continued Expansion and Innovation at Hung Hing
July 23, 2021

Expansion continues at Hung Hing Printing Group’s main production site in Heshan. The capacity expansion has culminated in a new plant in Hanoi, Vietnam, which officially opened for business in November 2019 and has since received a host of certifications, including ISO90001, ISO14001, FSC, and ICTI.

Leveraging Close Collaborations at Jade Productions
July 23, 2021

Working around pandemic-induced constraints has been keeping Jade Productions managing director Ken Kong busy. With cross-border travel restrictions still in place, his team is unable to visit factories in mainland China to supervise the manufacturing process. And while the pandemic is largely under control within Hong Kong, with most workers having returned to the office,…

High Costs, Services Disruptions Plague Book Biz Supply Chain
July 7, 2021

Truck driver shortages, widespread port congestion, and skyrocketing container costs are among the biggest challenges facing the book industry supply chain for the rest of the year and into 2022, panelists on a July 6 BISG webinar looking at freight and shipping issues agreed.

Worzalla Adds More Printing Capacity
May 4, 2021

The Wisconsin-based book printer is spending another $10 million to build more printing capacity as domestic manufacturers see a boom in business.

Mixed Bag for HBG on the Environment in 2020
April 19, 2021

The pandemic resulted in a steep drop in electricity use and business travel last year, but "significantly" higher demand for print books led to a 2% increase in Hachette Book Group's carbon footprint in 2020.

Industry Groups Unite in Environmental Initiative
September 29, 2020

In the first major industry-wide environmental initiative in several years, the Book Industry Study Group, along with BookNet Canada and the U.K.-based Book Industry Communications, have formed the International Green Book Supply Chain Alliance.

Printers Confirm: Capacity for Trade Titles Tight
August 28, 2020

During a Book Manufacturers Institute’s webinar on August 26, representatives from across the book manufacturing spectrum confirmed something that has been widely discussed in publishing circles for many weeks: printing capacity for trade books is tight.