An expansion has recently been completed by Yazoo Mills, a New Oxford, PA-based manufacturer of paper tubes and cores. The company remodeled/modernized the front of its 140,000-square-foot facility, expanded and updated its office space to nearly 7,600 square feet, and added more parking areas. Automated glue delivery systems and recutting machinery have also been purchased in the past year.
Due to the increasing demand for its Kwik Finish UV/aqueous coating products, Kompac Technologies recently relocated to a new facility in Somerville, NJ, with additional manufacturing capacity.
The Print Industries Market Information and Research Organization (PRIMIR) has presented the Neil Richards Visionary Leadership Award to Edwin Masten, manager of strategic planning at International Paper. The award was presented to Masten for his contributions to the printing industry in the areas of market research and analysis, strategic planning and mentoring.
An open house and ribbon cutting ceremony were held recently in Batavia, IL, for the new Center for Technology and Operations Excellence built by Day International, a Flint Group company. The company’s R&D and manufacturing operations are being consolidated under a single roof in this 112,000-square-foot facility.
Geoff Peters has been elected president and COO of Wikoff Color, a manufacturer of printing inks and coatings. Before assuming his current position, Peters served as Wikoff’s vice president of operations and technology. Phil Lambert, former president of Wikoff Color, will continue to serve as chairman and CEO.
A new recruitment firm for printers and associated printing industry companies has been launched by Tom Bastian, former president of The Graphics Group, a Consolidated Graphics company. The McKinney, TX-based sales and executive level recruitment company is called Bastian & Associates.
Erik Charles has joined MindFire Inc. as executive vice president of business analytics. He will be responsible for ensuring that the company’s product releases and service offerings are based on input from clients, as well as detailed market analysis.