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Commonwealth Gets Digital Units

LOUISVILLE, KY—Three presses were acquired by Commonwealth Printing to augment the company’s procurement of a new facility in Riverport, KY. The company purchased three Heidelberg presses, including a six-color Speedmaster 74 DI with coater. The pressroom overhaul was completed with the addition of the Speedmaster 102 and a Quickmaster 46, according to Mike Hewitt, company president and COO.

RRD Names Portland to Post

CHICAGO—R.R. Donnelley has named Michael J. Portland as its executive vice president and chief marketing and development officer. He previously served as vice president and general manager of Ashland Distribution’s service businesses division.

Exec Printing Adds Fulfillment

MARIETTA, GA—Executive Printing has opened a 40,000-square-foot full-service fulfillment, distribution and warehouse facility, the company announced. The new plant, dubbed REACT!, features an open office environment to facilitate kit packing and the fulfillment of printed products. The service includes Web-based, real-time inventory control and ordering, as well as comprehensive reporting capabilities for clients.

FLM Graphics Adds Speedmaster

FAIRFIELD, NJ—FLM Graphics has completed installation of a new six-color Heidelberg Speedmaster CD 102 press in its expanded facility here. The CD 102, considered the company’s “flagship” press, complements two other Speedmaster models there—a six-color, 28×40˝ and a five-color, 28×40˝ press. The press is a critical component in supporting FLM’s value proposition initiative to provide as many quality performance options to its customers as possible, notes Frank Misischia, FLM CEO and founder.

Quebecor, Agfa-Gevaert Team Up

MONTREAL—Quebecor World and Agfa-Gevaert jointly announced that the companies have reached an agreement on the deployment of the jointly developed Agfa Delano software in several Quebecor World printing and prepress operations. The partnership was forged when Quebecor World asked the prepress manufacturing specialist to create a Web-enabled, server-based software suite to facilitate communication and process management between prepress and print professionals, creative parties and customer support personnel.

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