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Upfront 8-01

August 2001
Line & Tone, Target Merge
NEW YORK—A little more than a year since it acquired Finley Digital Photographics, Line & Tone, based here, announced that it is merging with Target Graphics, of Boonton, NJ. Target Graphics and its art creation subsidiary, MediaLogix, are now wholly owned subsidiaries of Line & Tone. The transaction will see Line & Tone move its Parsippany and Mahwah, NJ, operations into Target's Boonton facility.

Quad/Graphics Expanding Plants
PEWAUKEE, WI—Gammerler, a manufacturer of in-line finishing systems, announced it has been chosen by Quad/Graphics, headquartered here, to supply overhead conveying systems for Quad plant expansions in Martinsburg, WV, Saratoga Springs, NY, as well as Hartford and West Allis, WI. The complete order calls for the manufacture and installation of 21 conveying lines among Quad/Graphics' plants.

Xerox Names Wilde to Post
ROCHESTER, NY—Xerox announced it has named Elaine Wilde senior vice president and general manager of Worldwide Graphic Arts Industry Business, the company's $3 billion supplier to the graphic arts industry. Wilde, who joined the company in 1976, was most recently vice president, marketing and strategy, public sector operations.

Employee Killed at Lunchtime
PHILADELPHIA—An employee with Running Press died almost instantly during an encounter with an armed robber during his lunch break on May 24. Darrell Jones, 39, who worked in the shipping and handling department at the book publishing company, had been eating lunch with a pair of friends at a West Philadelphia street corner when they were approached by two men, who tried to rob them. Jones was attempting to flee from the holdup when the assailant struck him with a semi-automatic pistol, which discharged a bullet, according to the Philadelphia Inquirer. Jones died at the scene.

Heidelberg Web Tabs Albrecht
DOVER, NH—Werner Albrecht has been named president and CEO at Heidelberg Web Systems. Albrecht succeeds Robert A. Brown, who joined Harris Graphics (later acquired by Heidelberg) in 1978.

Expanding Creps Adds Press
INDIANA, PA—To coincide with its facility expansion this summer, Creps United Publications is adding a Goss C700i web press. The unit has a 21˝ cutoff and is 66˝ wide. According to owner Jack Creps, the press will enable his company to remain competitive in the insert printing market and allow it to explore new heatset commercial markets.

Que-Net Opens Training Centers
CHICAGO—Que-Net Media, a member of the Quebecor World Group, opened Technology Solutions Centers in Chicago, New York, Los Angeles and Toronto this summer. The Technology Solutions Centers provide on-site training and education in the latest content management and automated publishing tools.



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