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December 2003

Oxy-Dry Corp. has filed a lawsuit against a former employee, Timothy Reed, and his subsequent employer, Elettra Inc., alleging that both Reed and Elettra misappropriated Oxy-Dry's confidential information and trade secrets. The complaint seeks permanent injunctive relief preventing disclosure of trade secrets, damages for trade secret misappropriation and the recovery of attorney fees.

Creo Inc. has reached an agreement to purchase the IntelliNet NewsFlow production workflow system product line and the integrated PressSite press control interface for newspapers from HiT Internet Technologies.

American Roller, a Union Grove, WI-based roller manufacturer, announced that it has purchased Champion Roller of Rock Hill, SC.

KBA North America has signed a licensing agreement with Air Motion Systems, granting KBA worldwide rights for the production, further development, distribution and servicing of dryer systems from Air Motion Systems for installation in KBA's Rapida sheetfed presses.

Sun Chemical has appointed Mark Levin as corporate vice president, North American publication inks. Levin now directs sales of inks and coatings to the publication market, which includes primarily heatset and gravure printers. He joins Sun Chemical from Heidelberg Web Systems, where he most recently was senior vice president of sales.

Hans Max, president of MBO America, and Joe Vijuk, president of Vijuk Equipment, have announced their new agreement regarding Bograma punching machines. Vijuk Equipment will sell the Bograma punch for all miniature and pharmaceutical folding applications while MBO America will sell the Bograma punch for all other folding applications, including commercial folding and commercial direct mail folding. Further, Vijuk will continue to sell H+H folders on an exclusive basis for all miniature and pharmaceutical folding applications; MBO America will sell all other H+H specialty folders such as the H+H direct mail folding systems. MBO, of course, sells its own commercial folders. Max states that MBO wishes to remain in its area of expertise, striving to be the world leader in all commercial folding applications and, now, in direct mailing applications as well, whereas Vijuk specializes in miniature and pharmaceutical folding applications (inserts, outserts and booklets). Vijuk adds that this is a perfect arrangement for two companies that have specialized in their respective folding markets over the past 30 years or so. "We are honored to be associated with such a high-quality company like MBO; they are the industry leader for all commercial and direct mail folding."


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