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New 81˝ Press for Meyers

MINNEAPOLIS—Retail marketing solutions print provider Meyers has purchased a new six-color, 81˝ KBA Rapida 205 sheetfed press with coater and UV capabilities as the cornerstone of a $10 million capex initiative. The Rapida 205, which will significantly bolster Meyers’ production capabilities, is slated to be ready for action by next spring. The press represents the second phase of an overall $16 million investment by the company.

Zenger Nets Boncraft Assets

BUFFALO, NY—Zenger Group, a printing and marketing communications services provider, has acquired the assets of Boncraft Inc., combining two of the city’s longtime, family-owned printers. Zenger Group will retain the Boncraft name with Zenger Group co-branding, and all 55 Boncraft workers will be offered Zenger Group employment in what is expected to be a relatively seamless transition.

Car Crashes Merrill Office

TEWSKSBURY, MA—A student attending a trade school here plowed her car through the side of the building that housed the school, also punching a hole through the wall of a Merrill Corp. office. According to The Boston Globe, the driver’s vehicle burst through the frame of a window and traveled 100 feet into the first floor. The driver was treated for minor injuries.

A.F.L. Web Workers Unionize

SEACAUCUS, NJ—Employees at A.F.L. Web Printing here voted to unionize by a 16-10 count, according to The Jersey Journal. The employees will join Local 1-L of the Graphic Communications Conference of the International Brotherhood of Teamsters. The chapter now represents 28 A.F.L. Web Printing employees, the paper said. The union informed A.F.L. Web Printing in May that employees had created a collective bargaining committee.

McAdams Hit with Fines

OAK CREEK, WI—The Wisconsin Attorney General’s office has settled a case against McAdams Graphics involving violations of the state’s air pollution laws, according to Attorney General J.B. Van Hollen. The company has agreed to pay $40,000 in total forfeitures and penalties. The civil complaint alleges violations of Wisconsin’s air pollution laws stemming from the company’s air permit to operate its lithographic presses.

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