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ACROSS the nation

September 2003
alabama

MONTGOMERY—The installation of an Agfa-based CTP system has been completed at Montgomery Living Press. Its Apogee Create Series 3 workflow and EskoScan F14 are now in full production along with the Agfa Xcalibur 45 with online TP 105 plate processor.

arkansas

ROGERS—The RoArk Group will implement a fully integrated software solution from CRC Information Systems, including THE System's Commercial Estimating, Dynamic Scheduling and Automatic Data Collection modules, as well as complete accounting, fulfillment and e-commerce applications.

california

OXNARD—Custom Printing has purchased a 28˝ Heidelberg cylinder diecutting machine to bolster its workflow. The new equipment is expected to more than double the speed of the firm's cutting department.

Sacramento—California's Office of State Publishing has installed a Muller Martini Prima AMRYS in its in-plant bindery to automate its saddle stitching capabilities.

georgia

Toccoa—Folding carton manufacturer/printer Toccoa Packaging has signed a deal to implement THE System from CRC Information systems.

illinois

CAROL STREAM—The Segerdahl Group and the United States Postal Service recently partnered to provide a behind-the-scenes tour for over 65 Chicago-area Segerdahl customers. The group was given an overview of the 500,000-square-foot facility, which moves 5.5 million pieces of mail daily. The company also showed its new Merlin mailing equipment.

HILLSIDE—Wallace Bruce Offset recently installed two Heidelberg M-600 presses as part of its $18 million capital improvement program. Each press is equipped with two roll stands, capable of delivering double web four-color signatures or an eight-color single web.

Schaumburg—Paddock Printing Center, The Daily Herald's new $50 million facility named after the family that founded and still runs the paper, provides 160,000 square feet of production space—room for two REGIOMAN presses from MAN Roland.

iowa

MOUNT PLEASANT—Alaniz LLC is the new home to six Heidelberg Digimaster 9150i imaging systems.

kentucky

CRESTVIEW HILLS—The Northern Kentucky Chamber of Commerce has honored Flottman Co., a full-service printer, with its Business SUCCESS award in the manufacturing and distribution category.

maryland

Gaithersburg—Signature Book Printing has added a Muller Martini AmigoPlus perfect binding system to enhance its softcover book production capabilities.

minnesota

EDEN PRAIRIE—Challenge Printing and NuQuest Print Solutions have announced the installation of its 21st press—an eight-color, 10˝ Webtron X-10 in-line flexographic tag and label press from PCMC.

MINNETONKA—Wallace W. Carlson Co., based here, and Munson Printing, of Red Wing, MN, have joined forces to create a new organization. The expanded company will be headquartered at the Carlson facility. Both companies were founded in 1931.

SAINT PAUL—Impressions Inc. has purchased a six-color, 40˝ Heidelberg Speedmaster CD 102 press with coating unit and extended delivery.

missouri

SAINT LOUIS—Saint Louis Lithographing, a label and specialty packaging printer based here, has purchased an eight-color, 56˝ KBA Rapida 142 sheetfed press with in-line coating and UV drying capabilities. The press is scheduled to be delivered in late October 2003 and up and running in early December.

nebraska

Omaha—commercial and business forms printer United States Checkbook has signed a deal to implement THE System business management software from CRC Information Systems.

new york

FARMINGDALE—Eagle Gold Stamping has purchased a Bobst SP Evoline 102-E Autoplaten diecutter and a SP 102-BMA Autoplaten foil stamper.

UTICA—Brodock Press has partnered with Advanced Digital Services to provide its clients with digital asset management services.

WOODSTOCK—A new two-color Komori Sprint 26 sheetfed press is now in operation at Playbill Inc.

pennsylvania

LANCASTER—Engle Printing and Publishing is preparing for the installation of a new Tensor T400BE series web press system. The 16-unit Tensor T400BE press and two Tensor H-50 jaw folders will be configured as four two-high arrangements and two four-high towers.

PITTSBURGH—Alliance Press currently has 20 printing units on its Goss Community press line, but has decided to upgrade the press with two additional four-high towers that will provide it with a total of 28 units. The installation is due to be completed this fall.

texas

AUSTIN—Aus-Tex Printing and Mailing has beefed up its bindery capabilities with the installation of a new Bravo-T saddle stitching system from Muller Martini.

wisconsin

NEW BERLIN—The Printery, a commercial sheetfed printer, recently added two mailing production systems. The Videojet PrintMail WideArray system is designed to allow printing in four colors and addressing of variable data, as well as fixed text message blocks. The other mailing system recently acquired is a Videojet PrintPro digital printing system.

RACINE—Burlington Graphic Systems (BGS) announced that it is now employee-owned. Effective July 1, BGS implemented an Employee Stock Ownership Plan (ESOP). The ESOP trust was established to purchase 30 percent of BGS shares from the owners, for the benefit of the employees. Owners Phil and Jamie Holtje reportedly will be donating all proceeds of the sale to a charitable trust.

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