Top Companies Report

5. CR/T


Division of Quad Graphics
1951 Constitution Ave.
Hartford, WI 53027
Phone: (262) 673-1400 
Fax: (262) 673-1459

Sales: $235 million (Ink World estimate).

Major Products: Offset, gravure inks and inkjet inks.

Key Personnel: Jim Mercier, executive director of CRT; Sunil Rao, technical director, CR/T; Chuck Buckett, offset operations manager – Hartford, WI; Randy Maas, gravure operations manager – Lomira, WI; Tim Foster, gravure operations manager – Greenfield, IA; Fred Twigg, gravure operations manager – Martinsburg, WV.

Number of Employees: Approximately 100.

Operating Facilities: Lomira, WI; Oklahoma City, OK; Martinsburg, WV; Greenfield, IA; Hartford, WI; Wyszków, Poland.

Comments: In July 2010, Quad/Graphics changed the face of the North American printing industry with its acquisition of Worldcolor. As a result, Quad/Graphics is now a $4.8 billion global provider of print and related multichannel solutions for consumer magazines, special interest publications, catalogs, retail inserts and circulars, direct mail products, books and directories.

Quad/Graphics is highly regarded for its high-quality offset and gravure printing. In order to supply its ink needs, Quad/Graphics formed its Chemical Research/Technology (CR\\T) division in 1982. CR\\T produces hundreds of millions of pounds of ink annually in North America, and the company branched out into Europe in 2010, opening its first European ink plant in Wyszków, Poland.