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September 2003
Quebecor First in USPS Program

MONTREAL—Quebecor World's Trenton, NJ, Mailing Center has been authorized by the U.S. Postal Service (USPS) to participate in the new Periodical Co-palletization Program. Quebecor World reportedly is the first company to be granted authorization by the USPS for this new program. Participation in the program results in additional postage discounts for mail pieces that migrate from sack to pallet containers. Presently, Quebecor World's Trenton Mailing Center co-mails more than 80 publications and supplemental mailings.

Anderson Litho Names President

LOS ANGELES—Anderson Lithograph has appointed Mark Tennant to the position of president and general manager. Tennant, a 28-year veteran with Anderson Lithograph, has a variety of experience ranging from prepress to sales management. Tennant started his career as an apprentice in the color department, learning the trade from the ground floor, and eventually rose through the ranks to become director of the prepress department in 1991. He then moved into the position of vice president of business development.

Moore Wallace Profits Increase

MISSISSAUGA, ON—Moore Wallace says its consolidated second quarter profit rose 24 percent. The company recently reported earnings of $18.9 million, up from $15.3 million a year earlier. Moore Wallace was created in May with the combination of Canadian-based Moore Corp. and Wallace Computer Services, of Lisle, IL. Sales increased to $650 million from $499.8 million. Acquisition-related charges totaled $38.6 million.

Sandy Alexander Achieves ISO

CLIFTON, NJ—Sandy Alexander Inc. has received ISO 9001:2000 certification, a renewal of its original ISO 9002 registration that was received in 1997. This achievement is in addition to its previously attained ISO 14001 certification and reportedly continues to make Sandy Alexander one of the only commercial printing companies in the U.S. to have attained both ISO certifications.

Royal Buys Second iGen3 Press

ROCHESTER, NY—Royal Impressions has increased its color printing revenue by 15 percent during the past 12 months by using Xerox's DocuColor iGen3 digital production press. The printer's success spurred a decision to add a second DocuColor iGen3 to meet the growing demand for personalized, one-to-one marketing documents. One of the first customers to both test and purchase a DocuColor iGen3, Royal Impressions expects that the two iGen3s will increase its color output from 500,000 pages per month to more than 2 million within the next 12 months.

Banta Increases Fulfillment

APPLETON, WI—Construction has begun for a second new fulfillment services building for the Banta Corp. The 215,000-square-foot building will be about twice as large as the one it's replacing. About 120 employees will move to the plant when it is completed in approximately five months.
 

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