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September 2006
Open House Event Deemed a Success

LINCOLNSHIRE, IL—Mitsubishi Lithographic Presses (MLP U.S.A.) hosted a technology open house recently at the company’s headquarters here. Billed as “Diamond Days,” the event focused on the theme “New Technology Opening New Worlds,” exemplified by the latest advancements in the Diamond series 40˝ sheetfed press lineup. Highlighted were the Diamond 3000LX press, the Diamond 3000TP Tandem Perfector and the new Mabeg RS 104 in-line reel sheeter.

Wausau Paper announced several new hires in the marketing department for its Printing and Writing sector. Jennifer Cox has joined Wausau as product manager. Andrea Alstad takes over as brand manager for the Exact brand of products. And Angie White has been promoted to brand manager for the Astrobrights, Astropaque and Royal brands of products. In other news, the company announced the addition of 50-lb. text rolls as a stock item for the Exact Opaque Colors line.

Darren George has been named operations manager for xpedx Printing Technologies. The Lenexa, KS-based company is the exclusive, full-line marketer and distributor of Ryobi-branded presses.

Sun Chemical is linking up with Heidelberg on new projects. The foundations have been laid for longer-term cooperation through the two companies continuing to share knowledge and experiences. In other news, Sun Chemical has sold the assets of its Sun Graphic blankets to Day International.

Patrick Avery has been named director of sales and marketing at QuadTech Inc.

Stora Enso announced Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) certification of its premium coated printing paper, Centura. This label provides the company’s end users with the confidence that purchasing Centura directly supports responsible forest management.

JUST Normlicht reports that its Daylight 5000 proGraphic fluorescent tubes have been quality-certified for excellence by the Philips OCM (Optical Calibration and Measurement) Laboratory, an independent testing facility.

Richard Stratz, a web offset industry veteran with 25 years of experience, has joined Goss International as district sales manager. Stratz is covering states in the Northwest and Southwest, including Texas, Oklahoma, Colorado, Kansas, Utah, Montana, Wyoming, Idaho, Oregon and Washington. He is focused on Goss commercial web press and finishing products.

Sappi Fine Paper North America’s mill in Cloquet, MN, received the 2006 Lake Superior Binational Program’s Industry Environmental Stewardship Award. The program honors the achievements of organizations that are protecting or restoring the natural environment of the Lake Superior basin. The Cloquet mill and Sappi’s Westbrook, ME, mill have also achieved ISO 14001:2004 environmental certification.
 

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