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March 2005

Spartanics Changes Ownership

ROLLING MEADOWS, IL—A trio of Spartanics executives—Tom Kleeman, Bill Gillen and Tom O'Hara—assumed ownership of the company effective February 1. Kleeman, formerly the chief technical officer, is now Spartanics' CEO, overseeing manufacturing and service operations. Gillen moves from vice president of manufacturing to COO, overseeing manufacturing and service operations, while O'Hara moves from comptroller/vice president of finance to president. In another move, Bill Knotts takes the helm as vice president of sales and marketing.

HBP Acquires Assets of Charter

HAGERSTOWN, MD—Commercial printer HBP Inc. has acquired the assets of Alexandria, VA-based Charter Printing. Charter employees will become a part of the HBP organization and the facility will do business as HBP-Charter, a wholly owned subsidiary. The deal will provide HBP customers with increased capacity and the availability of press checks in the Washington, DC, metro area. HBP-Charter clients will enjoy new proofing options, larger press formats, digital printing capabilities, mailing and fulfillment.

Cenveo Anderson Registers Data

LOS ANGELES—Commercial printer Cenveo Anderson Lithograph has successfully certified its greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions inventory with the California Climate Action Registry, earning the title of Climate Action Leader. All Registry members are required to report GHG emissions produced in California that undergo third-party certification, which contributes to the standardization and credibility of the reporting program.

EMR Systems, Gramercy Merge

NEW YORK CITY—Prepress and graphic services provider EMR Systems has combined forces with fellow Big Apple business Gramercy Offset, a provider of traditional print services for more than 35 years. Gramercy has relocated its facilities and personnel to EMR's West 26th Street location, and the pair have integrated their project management and quality control systems to provide customers with increased flexibility, continuity and speed.

Kubin-Nicholson Opens TX Plant

MILWAUKEE—Large-format printing specialist Kubin-Nicholson has raised the curtain on a new wide-format digital printing plant in Texas. The company already has one litho and one digital plant located here. According to Mike Rees, president and CEO of Kubin-Nicholson, the added facility will allow the company to better serve clients located in the south and others who ship there.

Xplor Co-locates Conference

MIAMI BEACH, FL—Xplor International has switched its Global Electronic Document Systems Conference, originally slated for November 6-10, 2005, to take place at the 31st annual Graphics of the Americas show, to be held February 3-5, 2006. The partnership builds upon the strengths of both organizations, bridging the gap between the digital and non-digital worlds.
 

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