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BINDERY matters

April 2006
Bindery Goes Large With New Diecutter

MOUNT VERNON, OH—Coyne Graphic Finishing, a full-service binding and finishing company, has installed a custom-manufactured Cauhe large-format diecutting machine to produce P-O-P displays and similar products. The Spanish-made Cauhe machine has a 65x120˝ cutting bed, making it among the largest of its kind in the United States. This machine is the company’s fourth large-format diecutter.

Growth From ESOP Results in Stitcher

BOISE, ID—Alexander Clark Printing, a full-service web and sheetfed shop, recently expanded capacity by purchasing a new Best Osako Estar saddlestitcher from distributor Best Graphics. The added capacity comes just two years after the printer adopted an ESOP plan, resulting in a revenue increase of 53 percent.

Marv Braun, production manager, notes that operators are pleased with the fast setup time and ease of use of the machine.

“One part of the stitcher that really contributes is the cover feeder,” Braun says. “Jobs that we used to have to run off-line, we now easily run in-line. It’s a tremendous time-saver.”

Braun also cites the machine’s tilt-back, tilt-forward feeder pockets, as a positive. The tilt pockets have proven to be an advantage in running envelopes, ad inserts and odd-shaped pieces because they allow efficient custom-feeding of signatures and the ability to make adjustments on-the-fly.

“We often do a lot of changeovers per shift,” Braun adds. “The machine is ideal for that kind of job mix. We’re practically at capacity again, running 20 to 24 hours a day.”

Bobst Group USA Gets New Leader

ROSELAND, NJ—Robert (Bob) Pordon has been named the new CEO of Bobst Group USA. The change comes as its Swiss-based parent company, Bobst Group SA, adds departing Bobst Group USA CEO Michael Fiaux to its Group Executive Committee.

An employee of Bobst Group USA for more than 25 years, Pordon joined the company in 1980 as a staff accountant with CPA certification. After quickly rising to manager of the accounting department, he later assumed the position of controller, then CFO. Most recently he served as executive vice president, overseeing all of the company’s U.S. operations.

Bobst Group USA business areas now under Pordon’s direction include Folding Carton, managed by Vice President Chris Raney; Corrugated Board, managed by Vice President Mike D’Angelo; and the Charlotte, NC-based Flexible Materials business area, managed by Vice President Alain Jendly.
 

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