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February 2002

Documation Adds Systems

EAU CLAIRE, WI—A Screen (USA) PlateRite 4000 thermal CTP platesetter and a Trueflow workflow system have been installed at Documation. The Wisconsin company serves national associations, manufacturers and publishers ranging from books and directories to brochures, direct mail pieces, newsletters and annual reports.

GPO Appropriations Approved

WASHINGTON, DC—President Bush signed into law the Legislative Branch Appropriations Act for fiscal year 2002 that slates $110.6 million for the U.S. Government Printing Office (GPO). Of the amount, $81 million was approved for printing and binding, and $29.6 million for salaries and expenses.

New President for McQuiddy

NASHVILLE, TN—McQuiddy Printing, a member of the Premier Print Holdings printing concern, has named Jim Cartwright its new president. David L. McQuiddy III relinquished the position to assume the role of chairman. Other realignment of the company's management team includes Webb McQuiddy moving into the role of executive vice president for manufacturing operations.

RIT to Host Sloan Printing Center

ROCHESTER, NY—The Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT) will become the 13th university nationwide to host a center through the Alfred F. Sloan Foundation when it opens the Sloan Printing Industry Center. The Sloan Foundation chooses an academic community for an industry center based on its expertise in a particular discipline. The center generates a pipeline of data and observations that flow between researchers and industry representatives.

TechBooks Selling Print Division

FAIRFAX, VA—TechBooks has entered into an agreement to sell it print division to a group of TechBooks executive managers, led by Jim Kell Jr., division senior vice president. The sale is part of TechBooks' strategy of focusing on its core business of producing cross-media content. The print division will do business under the name York Graphic Services—the name of the company TechBooks acquired in 1999.

Workflow Shutting Facilities

PALM BEACH, FL—Workflow Management revealed that it would be closing several facilities in order to improve profitability. The company had previously announced it was executing $7.5 million in expense reductions.
 

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