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ST. LOUIS—Garlich Printing has received Chain-of-Custody certification from the Forest Stewardship Council, the most recent achievement in its environmental conservation efforts. Garlich Printing also does on-site recycling of waste paper, aluminum plates and solvents. In addition, all of its presses are equipped with the Accel Sentinel Ink Management System, which reduces ink waste.

ADDISON, TX—Employing green practices for years, Best Press recycles more than 8 tons of aluminum printing plates annually, saving more than 101,000 kilowatt hours of electricity, and recycles 65-70 tons of paper each month, saving more than 1,000 trees. Most recently, Best Press has obtained Forest Stewardship Council and Sustainable Forestry Initiative certifications.

WASECA, MN—Forest Stewardship Council Chain-of-Custody certification has been awarded to all three of Brown Printing’s facilities, including the one located here, as well as in East Greenville, PA, and Woodstock, IL. Brown Printing also participates in other earth-friendly procedures, such as “virtual” proofing, which eliminates paper proofs, and co-mailing, which results in distribution efficiencies.

STUART, FL—Southeastern Printing recently received Forest Stewardship Council Chain-of-Custody certification. The company also engages in other green practices, such as using vegetable-based inks and recycling 98 percent of its waste paper. The printer also recycles 100 percent of its press solvents, which are reprocessed, reducing the chemical waste by 95 percent.

The former senior vice president of sales with Web Plus in Atlanta, Steven Kubalik, is now the new president and CEO at Dallas Offset. The company welcomes Kubalik, a printing industry veteran with 30 years of experience in sales and executive management.

The Printing Industries Association of San Diego (PIA/SD), several members of which are pictured below at a recent sporting event, re-elected Boyd Richardson of RR Donnelley as chairman of the board, replacing Bill Anderson, president of L+L Printers, immediate past chairman. Other elected officials include vice chairman, Chris Hamm, owner/president of Tabs Etc.; and secretary-treasurer, Greg Gould, owner/president of Eye/Comm. The new board of directors are: Dave Pauley of Neyenesch Printers, Angela Benson of Nationwide Papers, Richard True of Komori America, Arthur Hill of Birmingham Press, Steve Laethem of Creative Coatings, Greg Steinke of VQS Enterprises, Brad Reimers of SOS Printing and Frank Scorzelli of Specialist Printing & Direct Mail.

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