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May 8, 1990 | CRISTINA LEE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In doing business with the Japanese, it pays to be thick-skinned. William Culp, president and chief operating officer of Speedy International Inc., has learned that lesson very well. It took the Anaheim quick-printing franchiser more than three months, a dozen trips to Tokyo and a lot of cajoling to persuade Japanese managers to take his company seriously. But it was worth it, said Culp, who Monday announced a 50-year joint venture agreement with a Canon Inc. subsidiary and Maruzen Co. Ltd.
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November 9, 1990 | Cristina Lee; Times staff writer
A month after Speedy International Inc. and its Japanese partners opened their first two American Speedy quick-printing centers in Tokyo, the companies say the centers are exceeding expectations so far. The two centers each had first month sales of about $47,000, 10% more than originally projected, an American Speedy spokesman said.
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BUSINESS
November 9, 1990 | Cristina Lee; Times staff writer
A month after Speedy International Inc. and its Japanese partners opened their first two American Speedy quick-printing centers in Tokyo, the companies say the centers are exceeding expectations so far. The two centers each had first month sales of about $47,000, 10% more than originally projected, an American Speedy spokesman said.
BUSINESS
May 8, 1990 | CRISTINA LEE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In doing business with the Japanese, it pays to be thick-skinned. William Culp, president and chief operating officer of Speedy International Inc., has learned that lesson very well. It took the Anaheim quick-printing franchiser more than three months, a dozen trips to Tokyo and a lot of cajoling to persuade Japanese managers to take his company seriously. But it was worth it, said Culp, who Monday announced a 50-year joint venture agreement with a Canon Inc. subsidiary and Maruzen Co. Ltd.
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May 4, 1990 | CRISTINA LEE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Speedy International Inc. is expected to announce Monday a 50-year joint venture agreement with two major Japanese corporations to open American Speedy Printing Centers in Japan. Anaheim-based Speedy International has teamed up with Canon Sales Inc., the marketing arm of the Japanese office equipment and electronics giant, and Maruzen Co. Ltd., a large Japanese retailer, to form American Speedy of Japan Inc. The companies plan to open the first of five pilot printing shops in Tokyo in September.
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December 29, 1990 | CRISTINA LEE
In Orange County, 1990 was a big year for international deals. There were deals to sell fuel-cleaning systems in Spain, hamburger franchises in Indonesia, computer hardware to China, Playboy and other magazines in the Soviet Union, and to mine gold in the Philippines. Some of the county's most noteworthy international deals are listed below: SPI Pharmaceuticals Inc., Costa Mesa, agreed to merge with Yugoslavia's largest drug company, Galenika Pharmaceuticals.
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May 30, 1991 | CRISTINA LEE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A minority owner of an Anaheim-based company that owns the franchise rights to American Speedy quick-printing centers in California, Europe and Asia has filed a $1.5-million lawsuit charging the company and its officers with misrepresenting the company's finances and violating federal and state securities laws. San Diego investor H. Lindley Grubbs, who bought 111 shares in Kaiser International Inc. in July, 1989, for $750,000, filed suit in federal district court in San Diego last month.
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