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SUPPLIER News

May 2008
Kodak’s Graphic Communications Group has made a contribution of $85,000 to the New Orleans Area Habitat for Humanity (NOAHH). The contribution provides funding to build a house in an area that was devastated by Hurricane Katrina. Kodak employees and customers were invited to volunteer to help build the new home.

Wausau Paper has opened a new East Coast distribution center in Allentown, PA, enabling it to offer overnight and same day delivery service to a geographically broader group of customers across the region.

As a result of its acquisition of Stora Enso North America, NewPage Corp. has taken steps to restructure and streamline its coated No. 2 to No. 4 web paper product lines. Several products will be discontinued, including Focus Plus, NovaPress Advantage, PolarisPress and CapriPress. Lightweight and gravure capability will be added to the Escanaba and Dependoweb brands.

Printable Technologies and Canon U.S.A. have reached an agreement through which Canon will offer Web-to-print solutions from Printable. Canon will now market and sell Printable’s Web-to-print solution as a reseller in conjunction with its imagePRESS digital presses.

Shure-Glue Systems, the Valco Cincinnati hotmelt equipment company located in the United States, has now become a part of Melton. Melton S.L.U., based in Spain, was acquired by Valco Cincinnati in 2006. The merging of the two companies will streamline the two hotmelt brands.

The new president of Secap is Frank Dominici, who is now responsible for driving business development, strategic planning and product development efforts, while providing support and direction for Secap dealers. Dominici, a 25-year industry veteran, previously served as Western division sales vice president at Pitney Bowes.

The 2007 recipient of the NAPL Industry Award is Hewlett-Packard. Matt Bruns, North America business development, accepted the award on behalf of HP during the NAPL’s Top Management Conference held in Orlando, FL.

EskoArtwork has completed the acquisition of Gradual Software. The terms and conditions of the transaction have not been disclosed. It will operate as a dedicated business unit within the EskoArtwork group, under the Enfocus brand.

The new sales director for North America/Graphic Arts Solutions at EFI is Bill Bieger. He most recently served as director of business development at ONYX in North America.

Flint Group has invested $2 million into a new 52,500-square-foot ink facility in Atlanta. The new site serves packaging and commercial printers, and accommodates solvent, water and paste ink manufacturing.
 

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