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Forger Gets Nabbed

OAKLAND, CA—Michael McGruder continues to get into trouble. After being arrested in March for passing fake bills, McGruder was found to have $250,000 in funny money and printing equipment used to produce the ersatz cash, according to the Associated Press. The Treasury Department and Secret Service, with the aid of information from McGruder, were able to find the operation in Alameda County.

Domtar, Unions Reach Deal

FORT MILL, SC—Domtar and the United Steelworkers Union have reached an umbrella agreement that covers economic and job security issues. The deal, which will be voted on by 4,000 members at 10 Domtar facilities, includes a successorship clause that protects workers’ jobs and contract if a Domtar plant is closed.

Imperial Gets Much Bigger

NEW BERLIN, WI—On the heels of relocating its facility from Milwaukee to an office park, Imperial Visual Communications has bolstered its capabilities with the addition of a new press, the Small Business Times reported. The move allowed Imperial Visual Communications to add a six-color, 40˝ Komori Lithrone press with coater.

Arandell Bolsters Capacity

MENOMONEE FALLS, WI—Arandell Corp. has increased its co-mail capacity to accommodate growing demand stemming from the 2007 USPS rate case. Jim Treis, Arandell’s executive vice president of sales and marketing, notes that the company places priority on client mail plans by offering customized solutions.

48HourPrint.com Adds Gear

BOSTON—Online business-to-business printer 48HourPrint.com has augmented its printing arsenal with a six-color, 40˝ Komori Lithrone sheetfed press. The overall package includes in-line aqueous coating, fully automated plate changers, scanning spectrophotometer, extended delivery and IR/air drying systems. Also acquired was a Kodak Magnus 800 CTP device.

Cadmus Strengthens Arsenal

CHARLOTTE, NC—Cadmus Whitehall Group, a Cenveo company, has added capacity and expanded capabilities across its Latin American production platform. In Costa Rica, the Impresora Delta plant is getting a new Heidelberg XL 105 press. Its Dominican Republic facility will install a second six-color, 40˝ Heidelberg CD 102 press and add UV printing capabilities. And, in Honduras, another six-color, 40˝ Heidelberg CD 102 joins a new Bobst gluer and a sheeter.

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