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Press Release Canada Wins Big

Press Release Canada Wins Big

By on Aug 14, 2017 in News

Thank you to all our clients, suppliers and friends and we hope you are all well! Please see Press Release link below as without your creativity, business and support this would not have been possible! So we thank you all! As well in October we welcome you to come visit all our companies under one roof in our new state of the art facility located at 560 Hensall Circle in Mississauga. Our official Grand opening and annual seasons greeting party will be Friday  December 1st from 4pm-10pm.   C.J. Graphics Inc. Awarded 8 “Benny’s” and more overall awards than any other printer in the world at this year’s International Print Competition.   Click for PDF…   Jay Mandarino President & CEO The C.J. Graphics Inc. (Communication Solutions) 134 Park Lawn Road Toronto, ON M8Y 3H9 T: 416.588.0808 ext. 232 C: 416.571.4843 jay@cjgraphics.com www.cjgroupofcompanies.com   Need a great Auctioneer? With 27 years of experience and 50 events per year I can help any organization. My motto is “Lend a hand by raising yours!”...

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C.J. Graphics Awarded Eight Benny’s, Most Ever Received By a Printer

C.J. Graphics Awarded Eight Benny’s, Most Ever Received By a Printer

By on Aug 14, 2017 in News

  ETOBICOKE, Ontario — August 10, 2017 — C.J. Graphics Inc. was awarded eight Benny’s, the highest honor in the 2017 Premier Print Awards.   The Premier Print Awards, the graphic arts industry’s largest and most prestigious worldwide printing competition, recognizes outstanding achievement in print production. The Premier Print Awards are the printing industry’s oldest and largest worldwide graphic arts competition, hosted by Printing Industries of America. In its 68th year, the annual contest recognizes those responsible for the creation and production of superior print communications. The event promotes excellence in print communications and rewards companies and individuals who produce the very best in print media. This year, more than 2,210 entries were received from printing and graphic arts firms from around the world, and judges awarded the Benny to the top entry in each category. “It’s an honor to be recognized by the industry as a company that produces award-winning print. C.J. Graphics won the most Benny’s in North and South America during the 2017 Premier Print Awards,” says Jay Mandarino, president and CEO of C.J. Graphics Inc. With a total of eight Benny’s, C.J. Graphics also won more overall awards at the Premier Print Awards than any other printer in the world. Prior to this year there has never been another company in Canada or the United States that has ever won this many Benny’s and more overall awards before. Michael Makin, president and CEO of Printing industries of America, agrees. “The Benny winners represent the best our industry has to offer. This year’s entries were outstanding. There were entries from companies in eight countries. Despite the fierce competition, C.J. Graphics Inc., through hard work and dedicated craftsmanship, produced eight pieces worthy of the Benny.” C.J. Graphics Inc. will receive their Benny’s at The Premier Print Awards Gala, which honors all the companies that had the top award conferred upon them. The 2017 Gala is scheduled for Sunday, September 10, 2017 at the Chicago Marriott Downtown, Magnificent Mile in Chicago. For more information about the Premier Print Awards, contact Michael Packard at (412) 259-1704 or mpackard@printing.org. In 2015, Mandarino was named a Print Leader of the Year 2015. When Mandarino is not running running 30 different printing/large-format/display...

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C.J. Group Announces Major Expansion, Addition of Mailing Services, Presses

C.J. Group Announces Major Expansion, Addition of Mailing Services, Presses

By on Jan 16, 2017 in News

TORONTO — January 16, 2017 — Jay Mandarino, president and CEO of The C.J. Group of Companies and the management team are proud to share the following announcement: On Friday January 13, 2017, we have concluded the sale of our three existing buildings totaling approximately 125,000 sq. ft. and 4.5 acres where we are currently operating in Etobicoke. At the same time, we have purchased the Veritiv facility (formerly Unisource) located at 560 Hensall Circle near Cawthra/Dundas Streets in Mississauga just west of the Etobicoke border. This location will be only five to eight minutes to the west of our current operations. The new location is on eight acres, two floors and is approximately 230,000 sq. ft., we will add another 30,000 sq. ft. and have the ability to expand an additional 50,000 sq. ft. when required. This building has 27-foot ceilings and 300 plus parking spots and will be the largest independently-owned facility for printing and communications in Canada, providing a truly one-stop solution for all clients. Click here to watch Printing Impressions’ Mark Michelson’s video interview with Jay Mandarino. We will now be able to move all our operations into one facility. It will also allow us to have additional space for future growth for acquisitions and mergers. We are also excited to announce we will be adding full mailing services, a new litho press, a new large-format press with full automation and a new digital press. As well, there will be additional expansion to our bindery, Digital division, Large-format division and our new Innovation division. Our Not-For-Profit indoor Skateboard and Scooter Park will also be expanding, making it one of the largest in the world. We also have the top eight Board sports magazines in Canada published through SBC Media which we recently acquired and will move into the new location as well. We will take possession at the end of May but will be starting renovations at the end of February and will be all moved in by October 1st. There will be no downtime or interruption to business as we will install the new equipment first and then move our existing operations. This is one of the most significant expansions for our industry in recent memory! We were extremely fortunate...

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Press Release – The C.J. Group of Companies is Moving

Press Release – The C.J. Group of Companies is Moving

By on Jan 13, 2017 in News

Jay Mandarino, President & CEO of The C.J. Group of Companies and the management team are proud to share the following announcement. On Friday January 13th, 2017 at 6 pm we have concluded the sale of our 3 existing buildings totalling approximately 125,000 square feet and 4.5 acres where we are currently operating in Etobicoke. At the same time, we have purchased the Veritiv facility (formerly Unisource) located at 560 Hensall Circle near Cawthra/Dundas Streets in Mississauga just west of the Etobicoke border. This location will be only 5-8 minutes to the west of our current operations. The new location is on 8 acres, 2 floors and is approximately 230,000 square feet, we will add another 30,000 square feet and have the ability to expand an additional 50,000 square feet when required. This building has 27″ foot ceilings and 300 plus parking spots and will be the largest independently-owned facility for printing & communications in Canada, providing a truly one-stop solution for all clients. We will now be able to move all our operations into one facility. It will also allow us to have additional space for future growth for acquisitions & mergers. We are also excited to announce we will be adding full mailing services, a new litho press, a new large format press with full automation and a new digital press. As well, there will be additional expansion to our bindery, Digital division, Large format division and our new Innovation division. Our Not-For-Profit indoor Skateboard & Scooter Park will also be expanding, making it one of the largest in the world. We also have the top 8 Board sports magazines in Canada published through SBC Media which we recently acquired and will move into the new location as well. We will take possession at the end of May but will be starting renovations at the end of February and will be all moved in by October 1st. There will be no downtime or interruption to business as we will install the new equipment first and then move our existing operations. This is one of the most significant expansions for our industry in recent memory! We were extremely fortunate to have sold all of our buildings at the...

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The C.J. Graphics Open House and Fundraiser returns for another great event.

The C.J. Graphics Open House and Fundraiser returns for another great event.

By on Dec 14, 2015 in News

C.J. Graphics, an award‐winning leader in the North American printing industry, opened its doors on December 4, 2015 for the latest edition of its famous Annual Open House and Fundraiser. Kicking off the holiday season with style and good cheer, the party offered a chance to gather with clients, suppliers, friends, family and industry peers, welcoming a whopping 1,545 guests. Along with fabulous food, refreshments, music and games, the Open House featured a few surprises, including a demo of new C.J. technology in the form of a virtual party greeter featuring Jay’s lovely wife as the model. “[It was] great to see everyone from the Toronto Printing industry celebrating the season. Thanks for hosting, Jay Mandarino!” said Stephen McWilliam, partner and EVP of Avanti. Jay Mandarino, Founder & CEO of C.J. Graphics and the C.J. Group of Companies, doubled as party host and auctioneer. A live auction of high‐end prizes and a silent auction raised over $19,000, with proceeds going to the special‐needs programs offered by the C.J. Skateboard Park & School. Football icon and philanthropist Michael “Pinball” Clemons was in attendance with his wife, Dianne, and delighted the crowd by assisting with the auction, addressing the audience and donating a special item himself. Volunteers from the Daily Bread Food Bank were also on hand for a food and fundraising drive. Guests donated 1,500 lbs. of food, and C.J. matched cash donations dollar‐for‐dollar for a total of $2,000. Along with industry friends, the party welcomed neighbourhood children and families that use the C.J. Skateboard Park & School, as well as many party volunteers, making for a true community event. Mandarino expressed thanks for all who came, especially those who donated their time, effort, merchandise and services. For more information, contact Jay Mandarino CEO & President C.J. Group of Companies...

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