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Motivating Graphics Set to Start Up 64˝ KBA Rapida 162 Press

December 7, 2010
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Another important component for Motivating’s success is its environmental stance. The firm is dedicated to monitoring production activities using key business decisions, sound practices, established objectives and meeting goals to eliminate its internal and external environment impact and pollution while implementing and maintaining a documented environmental management policy.

“During the past several years, we’ve seen our customers employ aggressive design styles for their packaging to promote themselves within new markets,” says Clark. “They are looking at a variety of substrates and asking for environmentally-friendly options. We’re providing a value-added service by offering an environmentally-friendly print method. Our new Rapida 162 will allow us to reduce or eliminate more waste, produce our products even faster, and use less makeready—all of which helps our environment. It’s a stance that is important to our customers as well as to our firm.”

The new KBA Rapida 162 joins two additional KBA presses: a five-year-old Rapida 105 41˝ sheetfed press and a five-month-old Rapida 142 56˝ eight-color sheetfed press along with two web offset presses.

Clark and his management team have positioned the firm to take advantage of the current economy and capture new business in the future. Motivating operates three facilities in Central and South America: two plants in Reynosa and Guadalajara, Mexico; and a facility in Brazil. “Our offshore printing business has been strong,” he says, “while the U.S. market for the past two years has been soft. But we’re seeing a slow gradual pick-up within the U.S. market and we’re very well positioned. Our new KBA Rapida 162 64-inch press is a necessity for us.”

About Motivating Graphics
Motivating Graphics was established in 1976 in Florida by Ray Clark Sr. where it offered traditional printing, litho-laminate corrugated boxes, CD replication, kitting, and packaging. Three generations of the Clark family have guided the firm for more than 30 years with the most technologically-advanced equipment and facilities in the printing industry.

In 1996, the firm was turned over to Ray Glenn Clark Jr., who is now joined by his two sons, Chris and Tim, as executive vice presidents. Today the firm is headquartered in Ft. Worth, Texas with print facilities in Guadalajara, Mexico; Reynosa, Mexico; and Brazil. It has grown to over 900 employees globally and has customers in Central and South America, China, and Europe.

About KBA North America
KBA North America is a member of the KBA Group, a leading global supplier of sheetfed, webfed, and digital offset presses located in Dallas, Texas. KBA is dedicated to excellence in printing technology. The company’s greatest satisfaction comes from helping its customers succeed by building presses that enable their businesses to prosper. From engineering through production, KBA’s focus is on people, providing flexible technology, customized printing solutions, and personal service to help its partners differentiate themselves and be successful today and in the future.

Source: Company press release.


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