Vertis Nabs Sunday Insert Press
RIVERSIDE, CA—Advertising and marketing services specialist Vertis has installed a Heidelberg Sunday 3000i gapless blanket press for the newspaper insert advertising market at its facility here. The four-unit, single-web press has a 21˝ cutoff and a 66˝ web width. It prints up to 85,000 iph.

Bowne & Co. Reduces Workforce
NEW YORK CITY—With the capital markets ravaged following the September 11 terrorist attacks, Bowne & Co. announced it was planning to reduce its financial printing workforce by approximately 10 percent in the fourth quarter of 2001.

Graphic Converting Converts
NILES, IL—Fresh off two acquisitions last summer, Graphic Converting has announced changes in its corporate management team. Steve Skalski and Todd Amar have been named executive vice presidents, and John Dean has been promoted to vice president of finance and administration. Newcomer Daniel Solomon was named national director of sales and Lisa Boyd is the new director of marketing.

Allegra Acquires Insty-Prints
TROY, MI—The Allegra Network announced it has signed a purchase agreement to acquire the assets and franchise agreements of Minneapolis-based Insty-Prints. The quick printing franchises have more than 550 centers combined.

PIA Changes Staff Structure
ALEXANDRIA, VA—The Printing Industries of America (PIA) has reorganized its staff to streamline the management structure and facilitate its consolidation with the Graphic Arts Technical Foundation (GATF). Ben Cooper has moved from senior vice president for government affairs to executive vice president, public affairs. COO Michael Makin has been named executive vice president and COO. Under the new structure, government affairs, human relations, economics and research, and communications departments will be consolidated under the executive vice president for public affairs. Executive development, finance and administration, MIS, marketing, affiliate and board relations, and meetings departments will report to the COO. The organization also announced that Steve Kodey has been promoted from research assistant to manager of economic and market research.

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