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Quad/Graphics, Inc.
Traded as NYSEQUAD
Industry Commercial and industrial printing
Founded 1971
Founder Harry V. Quadracci
Headquarters Sussex, Wisconsin, United States
Key people
Joel Quadracci, President and CEO
Products magazines
Revenue $4 billion USD [1] (2012)
Number of employees
25,000 [1] (2013)
Slogan Performance through Innovation
Website qg.com
Quad plant near Lomira, Wisconsin, along U.S. Highway 41

Quad/Graphics is an American printing company, based in Sussex, Wisconsin. It was founded on July 13, 1971, by Harry V. Quadracci, son of Harry R. Quadracci, whom the company website calls, "the Father of Web Offset Printing". It was co-founded by Harry V Quadracci's wife, Elizabeth Quadracci. The company has 39[2] printing facilities in the United States, as well as facilities throughout Europe, Canada, and Latin America. Quad prints numerous magazines, including BusinessWeek, Milwaukee Magazine (a title the company owns and self-publishes), Time, Sports Illustrated and People.

In July 2010, Quad/Graphics acquired competitor World Color Press.[3] In August 2010, the company announced that it would be closing five of its plants as part of a consolidation plan related to the acquisition of World Color Press.[4] In November 2010, Quad/Graphics, Inc acquired Commercial and Specialty Products Printer HGI Company.[5]

In July 2011, Quad announced an asset swap with the Transcontinental Inc where Quad would acquire Transcontinental's Mexican assets along with its black and white book printing business for U.S. export in exchange for seven of Quad Graphics' Canadian facilities.[6] Former Quebecor World plant in Aurora, Ontario is now a TC Transcontinental facility.

On January 16, 2013, Quad/Graphics announced that it completed its acquisition of Vertis Holdings, Inc.[1]


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