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August 2005

NPES' Delmontagne to Retire

RESTON, VA—Regis J. Delmontagne plans to retire from his posts with several industry associations, including NPES The Association for Suppliers of Printing, Publishing and Converting Technologies, at the conclusion of 2005. He will remain as a consultant. Delmontagne joined NPES, then known as the National Printing Equipment Association, in late 1976 and was the association's first full-time executive. He will also be leaving the Graphic Arts Show Co. (GASC), where he has served as president, and the Graphic Arts Education & Research Foundation (GAERF).

IWCO Acquires Fala Direct

CHANHASSEN, MN—Direct mail services provider IWCO Direct has acquired the operating assets of Fala Direct Marketing, a direct marketing production services company based in Farmingdale, NY, with an additional facility in Melville, NY. The acquisition meets the stated goal of IWCO President and CEO Jim Andersen for an expansion into the Eastern portion of the country.

Von Hoffmann Bolsters Bindery

ST. LOUIS—Von Hoffmann Corp. has committed a $5 million investment that targets bindery equipment for its Jefferson City, MO, facility. Among the new gear: a high-speed Muller Martini Corona soft-cover perfect binding line and the integration of Smyth sewing into a bindery line.

Böwe Bell + Howell Obtains BCC

WHEELING, IL—Automated mailing solutions provider Böwe Bell + Howell has acquired BCC Software, a developer of mailing software. Böwe Bell + Howell will continue to operate BCC Software as an independent company under the management of its founder, K. Jon Runstrom. BCC, which will maintain its Rochester, NY, headquarters, will become part of the Postal and Sorting Products Group of Böwe Bell + Howell.

Cadmus Fortifying Equipment

RICHMOND, VA—Cadmus Communications has approved a capital expenditures program to replace older and less efficient equipment. Included are three Heidelberg rollfed sheetfed presses and a sheetfed cover press for its journal printing facilities. Also en route is a Goss Sunday 3000/32 web press and a Sunday 4000/48 web. In the bindery, the company is slated to add one perfect binder and two stitching lines.

Motter, 77, Company Founder

YORK, PA—Frank Motter, 77, who helped found Motter Printing Press with his father and brother, has died. Mr. Motter retired in 1990 as chairman of the board and president of Motter Printing Press, which was acquired by Koenig & Bauer AG.

Print Communications Adds Gear

INDIANAPOLIS—Print Communications had embarked on a $3 million capital expenditure campaign. The centerpiece of the expansion is an eight-unit Heidelberg (Goss) M-130 web offset press. Other gear includes a Kirk-Rudy pressure-sensitive labeler.
 

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