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Fry Installs M-130 Web Press

MECHANICSBURG, PA—A four-color, five-over-five Goss M-130 heatset web offset press has debuted at Fry Communications as part of the printer’s continuing expansion initiative. The press delivers signatures for 6×9˝ products with up to 32 pages in full process color or 64 pages in black-and-white or two-color. Fry Communications President Henry Fry believes the press offers a fresh alternative for book and directory publishers, providing paper and production savings.

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.

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