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April 2005

PC Mailing Adds Trio of Systems

SAN ANTONIO, TX—PC Mailing has purchased three Kodak Versamark DS4350 UV printing systems to provide high resolution, variable data printing on a wide variety of substrates. Two of the systems were installed in the company's main facility here, with a third touching down at the company's new digs in Austin, TX. The systems can print on substrates such as glossy stocks, plastic cards, aqueous and UV coated papers, and film.

Stora Enso Touts Sustainability

WISCONSIN RAPIDS, WI—In an effort to maintain standards consistent with the World Business Council for Sustainable Development, Stora Enso is using third-party certification organizations to identify and manage the environmental impact of its operations. They include environmental management and forest certification systems, group environmental performance targets, recycling, clean production and efficient energy use.

Mossberg Celebrates 75th Year

SOUTH BEND, IN—Mossberg & Co. is ringing in its 75th anniversary with an open house slated for May 19 at the company's headquarters here. The company, which employs 130 people, was founded in 1930 by Herman Mossberg. His grandson, James Hillman, is president and CEO of the company.

MAN Roland Consolidates

WESTMONT, IL—MAN Roland is consolidating its sheetfed press manufacturing operations, putting its Geisenheim, Germany, facility on "temporary hiatus" while shifting that facility's workload and an undetermined number of its 314 employees over to the main Offenbach, Germany, production plant. The future of its Mainhausen, Germany, plant is also up in the air as the company negotiates with that facility's labor force. The Printing Systems Division of MAN AG, parent company of MAN Roland, raised its operating profits to $3.9 million in 2004, a $38 million gain over 2003.

12-Color Perfector for Battlefield

BURLINGTON, ON—The first North American installation of a 12-color Heidelberg Speedmaster SM 102-12-P perfecting press has taken place at Battlefield Graphics. The press features a double-sided MCS (modular coating system) and a CutStar Plus roll-to-sheet feeder.

Quebecor World Sells Facility

MONTREAL—Quebecor World plans to sell its facility in Torcy, France, to a group led by local management. Terms and conditions of the sale will be completed after a period of consultation with the appropriate authorities. The transaction is part of Quebecor World's plan to reorganize and improve efficiency in its French offset platform.

Cadmus Signs Pact Extension

RICHMOND, VA—Cadmus Communications has signed a multi-year contract extension with American Chemical Society (ACS) to provide print and related services. Terms of the agreement were not disclosed. Cadmus has printed and distributed ACS' 32 scholarly journals since 1996.
 

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