Safeguard, a Dallas-based top 50 distributor, completed its acquisition of Fontis Solutions Inc., Irvine, Calif., May 5. Financial terms were not disclosed.

Founded in 1983 as Image Printing Solutions, Fontis became a leading provider of print and document management solutions. Adopting the current name in 2011, the company has evolved into a full-service resource for creative brand messaging in print, promotional merchandise, online communications and technology services.

In the hunt for one of the nation's marquee political events, any little bonus can help. So in making their pitches to snare the Republican presidential convention, Dallas, Las Vegas, Cincinnati and others came bearing gifts. The trinket-filled swag bags that some cities recently passed out to GOP leaders are the latest symbol of an increasingly intense lobbying effort as the party prepares for site inspections next month.

It's the tourism equivalent of a hard-edged campaign in which each contender plays up its strengths while trying—sometimes in not-too-subtle messages—to undercut opponents.

Dallas-based Safeguard Business Systems, a top 50 distributor that is part of Deluxe Corp., has completed its acquisition of Advent Print Resources of Tukwila, Wash. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

The U.S. Department of Labor said Dallas-based Nieman Printing Inc. has paid $96,335 in overtime back wages to 101 employees following a department investigation.

The company violated the overtime provisions of the Fair Labor Standards Act, according to the Labor Department. In addition to the overtime wages, civil penalties totaled $26,000.

"This company knowingly used illegal employment tactics to avoid paying workers overtime," said Cynthia Watson, regional administrator for the Wage and Hour Division in the Southwest.

Nieman Printing agreed to comply fully with the FLSA, and paid back wages and civil penalties in full, according to the Labor Department.

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