ACROSS the nation
TINLEY PARK—A new five-color Komori Lithrone 28 is now in operation at Force Enterprises.
DES MOINES—Gigi Toporek, president of Bindery 1, reports the company has added a 32˝ GBC laminator and a 41˝ Johannesburg diecutter.
LAKE CHARLES—The American Press has completed installation of an alfaQuest Technologies FasTRAK CTP/C conventional UV plate imaging system. The American Press is the flagship newspaper of Shearman Corp.
METAIRIE—A new six-color Komori Lithrone 28 press with coating unit has been purchased by commercial printer Franklin Southland.
FALL RIVER—Ramsbottom Printing has installed a six-color Komori Lithrone 28 press.
WOBURN—A high-speed Advent index tabbing machine is now running at Seaboard Bindery, a trade finishing and bindery services provider.
KANSAS CITY—Children International, a non-profit organization based here, has installed a new six-color, 41˝ KBA Rapida 105 sheetfed press. The press replaces a four-color, 38˝ Miller sheetfed perfector in use since 1967.
CONCORD—Press manufacturer KBA North America has presented Concord Litho, a 200-employee commercial printer, with a hand-made replica of its new seven-color, 64˝ KBA Rapida 162 sheetfed press with perfector and in-line aqueous coater.
CLIFTON—E&M Bindery reports it has purchased the assets of S&F Die Cutting. Included in the transaction were three automatic Bobst diecutters, high-speed folding and gluing gear, and laminating equipment.
Mahwah—Ramsey Press has equipped its new and expanded 30,000- square-foot facility with a Presto saddle stitcher from Muller Martini.
TRENTON—Quebecor World's Trenton Mailing Center has been authorized by the U.S. Postal Service to participate in the new Periodical Co-palletization Program. Quebecor World reportedly is the first company to be granted authorization by the USPS for this new program. Participation in this program results in additional postage discounts for mail pieces that migrate from sack to pallet containers. Presently, Quebecor World's Trenton Mailing Center co-mails over 80 publications and supplemental mailings.