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October 2005
Jetrion will move into a new 35,000-square-foot facility in Ypsilanti, MI, in early 2006. The company also has announced the addition of Pitman Co. as a distributor of its ink-jet systems and inks.

Kompac, a division of Day International, is celebrating the successful installation of its 100,000th Kompac automatic dampening system. In other news, the company announced the addition of three new team members: Mike Scaglione as director of sales worldwide; Charles Gray as director of supply chain management; and Carmen Costa as marketing manager.

Böwe Bell + Howell has launched its Website, www.bbhsupplies.com, offering an expanded product line and supported by a 24-hour Customer Care Center.

Eastman Kodak announced it will close its Middleway, WV, printing plate manufacturing plant by the end of the first quarter of 2006. The plant was part of Kodak's acquisition of Creo Inc. earlier this year.

Pitman Co. has launched a new Wide Format Graphics division. Barry Budwit has been named director of the new division. He formerly served as manager of Pitman's Boston branch. The announcement was made during a press conference at PRINT 05, at which the distributor also celebrated its 100th anniversary with a giant birthday cake.

BCC Software, a Böwe Bell + Howell company, has been certified by the U.S. Postal Service as a LACSLink developer and distributor licensee.

Wikoff Color Corp. has purchased the assets of Frontier Printing Inks, a Canadian manufacturer of printing inks for the flexible packaging, label, fine paper and paperboard markets.

Olaf Waskow has taken over the responsibility for the department of finance and controlling at Punch Graphix. The former head of marketing and public relations has also joined the management team at Punch Graphix Prepress Germany, originally basysPrint GmbH.

Rena Systems announced that Michael Rohner has been promoted to the position of vice president of finance. Rohner, who has been with Rena Systems since 2001, previously held the title of controller.

Mohawk Fine Papers has made several changes following its acquisition of the Fine Papers business from International Paper. Richard LaBonge has been promoted to senior vice president, sales; Elizabeth Worthington to vice president, organizational development; Ronald Raley to vice president and general manager, Ohio operations; Robert Scammell to vice president, manufacturing, with management responsibility for Mohawk's operations in Cohoes and Waterford, NY; Paul Stamas to vice president, information technology; and Barry Shapiro to regional sales manager for the Northeast region. Also, Hilary Davis takes the newly created position of marketing project manager. In other news, the entire Strathmore Writing System is now manufactured with wind power.
 

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