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ACROSS the nation

March 2002

NEW YORK

NEW YORK CITY—Litho-Art Inc. has installed a six-color, 40˝ Mitsubishi Model 3F-13 sheetfed press at its new 24,000-square-foot facility. The company recently moved into vacant warehouse space in the same building on Varick Street in Manhattan it has been inhabiting for the past 40 years. Company President Joseph Cashman notes Litho-Art has signed a 15-year lease and transformed the space into a state-of-the-art printing plant from scratch.

WHITE PLAINS—Paxar Corp. has purchased the business and manufacturing assets of Lerma, Mexico-based Disenos De Coleccion (DDC) in a $16.5 million cash transaction. DDC, with approximately $10 million in annual sales, is a manufacturer of merchandising labels and tags for Mexican retailers and apparel manufacturers.

OHIO

CLEVELAND—Watt Printers has completed a 22,000-square-foot expansion of its facility, bringing the location to 64,000 square feet. The addition will be dedicated to Watt Printers' growing direct mail and fulfillment business. Watt Printers is a full-service, totally digital printer with 75 employees.

PENNSYLVANIA

CLAYSBURG—Digital and printed document provider NPC Inc. has been named "Employer of the Year" by the Martinsburg chapter of the Business and Professional Woman's Club. Of the approximately 400 employees at NPC, 177 are women.

TEXAS

DALLAS—The doors to Williamson Printing will soon be open once again to aspiring designers, advertising executives and printers, as the company gets ready to hold the Spring 2002 Williamson Institute. At the event, the basics of the commercial printing industry will be presented to students from Southern Methodist University, Texas Christian University, The University of North Texas and Baylor University. The two-day event will feature tours, guest speakers and networking opportunities.

Taylor Publishing, of Dallas, has installed a Sentinel ink management system from Accel Graphic Systems on its new eight-color, 40˝ Komori L840 press.

VIRGINIA

RICHMOND—Carter Printing has purchased an Accel Sentinel ink management system for its new six-color, 40˝ Mitsubishi press.

WASHINGTON

SPOKANE—A Fujifilm Dart thermal platesetter and PictroProof unit has been installed at Johnston Printing. The proofing system has eliminated the need for customers to come to the plant for press OKs.

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