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May 2011

New iGen4 EXP for MSP Plant

NEW CANAAN, CT—Marketing solutions provider MSP Digital Marketing, based here, has installed a Xerox iGen4 EXP press at its TecDoc Digital Solutions company in Hudson, MA. With the iGen4 EXP and its large sheet size of 14.33x26˝, MSP can now deliver a fully variable, six-page document. The company also upgraded its existing Xerox iGen3 press with iGen4 imaging software at the same time.

Domtar Reduces Capacity

MONTREAL—Domtar Corp. announced that it will permanently shut down one of four paper machines at its Ashdown, AR, pulp and paper mill by July 1. This will reduce Domtar's annual uncoated freesheet paper production capacity by approximately 125,000 short tons. The mill's workforce will be reduced by approximately 110 employees. Following the shutdown, the Ashdown mill will continue to operate three fiber lines, a pulp dryer and three paper machines, with a staff of approximately 940 people.

Tigner Buys Mashue Printing

MIDLAND, MI—Don and Connie Mashue, owners of Mashue Printing for the last 25 years, have sold their business to Coleman, MI-based Tigner Printing, the Midland Daily News reported. Don Mashue, who will remain with the company during a three-month transition period, plans to retire. Jack Tigner, president of Tigner Printing, told the newspaper that the acquisition will increase his company's market presence, especially in the Midland area, where it already serves numerous customers.

Mercury Installs Prosper Press

ROCHESTER, NY—Mercury Print Productions has installed a Kodak Prosper 5000XL inkjet press that is expected to create 40 new jobs over a three-year period. The $3.875 million investment by the high-end printer and binder of school textbooks will help keep work within the state, according to John Place, Mercury president and CEO. Empire State Development is assisting the project with a $250,000 capital grant to be disbursed as the company reaches its investment and employment targets.


 

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