ACROSS the nation


BAKER—Baker Printing has been honored by the Council of Better Business Bureaus (CBBB) with the organization’s 2003 International Torch Award for Marketplace Ethics. Baker Printing placed first in the category encompassing 11 to 99 employees.


LANDOVER—Mount Vernon Printing has installed a six-color Komori Lithrone S 40 with coater.

ROCKVILLE—EU Services kicked off a year-long celebration of its 35th anniversary with a cookout in October. Other activities include a Family Day for employees; the publication of a Memory Book featuring the history of the company and photos of all employees; and a customer appreciation event that will include a drawing for a framed original artwork by Joann Rae, a local artist commissioned by the company.


ST. JOSEPH—IPC Communications Services has expanded the capacity of its postpress operations with the installation of a BravoPlus saddle stitching system from Muller Martini. IPC defines itself as an employee-owned manufacturing and distribution company. It specializes in print manufacturing, electronic publishing, data management, assembly, distribution and fulfillment. With a staff of more than 550 employees and annual sales of more than $125 million, IPC is a wholly owned subsidiary of Journal Communications.


ST. CLOUD—Merrill Communications has purchased a six-color, 41˝ KBA Rapida 105 perfecting press for its facility here. The press was displayed at GRAPH EXPO, and shipped to Merrill immediately after the show.


ST. LOUIS—A Grafix Hybrid UV system has been installed on a new large-format KBA Rapida 142 press at St. Louis Lithographing.

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BINGHAMTON—At the Binghamton Press & Sun Bulletin (58,619 daily, 73,765 Sunday), two KBA presses will be the focal point of a new production facility that will consolidate into one centralized location the production operations currently taking place in Elmira, Ithaca and Binghamton. The Press & Sun Bulletin has purchased Colora presses with a total of eight towers and 60 printing couples. The presses feature variable-width technology and will include 10 Pastostar RC reelstands and two folder super structures, each with five formers. Two KBA KF3 jaw folders (system 2:3:3) will also be supplied.

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