ACROSS the nationSeptember 2003
SAINT PAUL—Impressions Inc. has purchased a six-color, 40˝ Heidelberg Speedmaster CD 102 press with coating unit and extended delivery.
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.
Omaha—commercial and business forms printer United States Checkbook has signed a deal to implement THE System business management software from CRC Information Systems.
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.
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.
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.
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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