ACROSS the nation

ROSELLE—Compton Presentation Systems, based here, has acquired Midland Communications Packaging of Louisville, KY. All manufacturing and corporate operations will be based in Roselle with satellite marketing and sales offices in Louisville.

ST. CHARLES—Integrated Graphics is now running a five-color, 40˝ Mitsubishi Diamond 3000S press with aqueous coater.


DAVENPORT—The Brandt Co. has installed a four-color Heidelberg Speedmaster SM 102 perfector with coater and a six-color Speedmaster CD 74 with coater. The new presses have expanded the shop’s offerings to include packaging services. Founded in 1970, The Brandt Co. is a family owned and operated general commercial printer housing 55 employees.


GRAND RAPIDS—A Kodak NexPress 2100 Plus digital production press has been put into service at Wolverine Printing. The company says it can now offer its customers higher-value, higher-impact communications in full-color.


BROOKLYN PARK—GLS Companies is now running a six-color Heidelberg Speedmaster CD 102 press with in-line aqueous coating and a Polar 78 X cutter.

NEW HOPE—J.D. Brower Investment Group (The PGI Companies Inc.) has acquired a majority interest in Marcom Services (aka MarcomNordic). This will enhance PGI’s packaging, mailing and fulfillment competencies. The companies will operate separately.

PLYMOUTH—Online Press reports logging one million impressions in the first four months of usage of its Kodak NexPress 2100. The company plans a second NexPress installation and a move to a new facility by year’s end.


WASHINGTON—The Washington Missourian, a twice-weekly newspaper and commercial printer, is expanding a seven-unit Goss Urbanite press to an 18-unit, fully automated offset system. The rebuilt/upgrade project is being handled by Pressline Services.


RENO—Pro Line Printing has invested in its fourth Goss press in two years with the purchase of another C700i insert press. The latest order brings the total number of Goss presses in its stable to 19. The 66˝-wide Goss C700i press, scheduled to be in production by July, will be configured with four printing units and one folder. It will be equipped with the Goss DigiRail inking system.

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