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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.

Houk Endorsed for Public Printer
ALEXANDRIA, VA—Robert Houk received the Printing Industries of America’s (PIA) endorsement to return to the Public Printer post he held from 1990 to 1993. Houk, a past inductee into the Printing Impressions/RIT Printing Industry Hall of Fame, also served as PIA board chairman from 1987 to 1988. The Public Printer is in charge of the U.S. Government Printing Office (GPO) and is nominated by the president and confirmed by the U.S. Senate.

Premier Print Holdings Relocates
MEMPHIS, TN—Premier Print Holdings, formerly known as Master Graphics, has moved its base of operations from Memphis, TN, to Charlotte, NC. Calvin W. Aurand Jr., company chairman and CEO, notes that Charlotte is more centrally located to its various operating divisions.

Heidelberg Web Opens Center
DOVER, NH—Heidelberg Web Systems has opened a new training center at its headquarters here, replacing a former center in Nashville, TN. The move has enhanced educational opportunities by bundling training, engineering and manufacturing functions into one location.

Barbee Takes Helm at K/P Corp.
SAN RAMON, CA—Rich Barbee has been named president and CEO of K/P Corp., replacing Jim Knapp, who will maintain a seat on the company’s board of directors. Barbee most recently served as president of operations for Hart Graphics, of Austin, TX, which went out of business in April. Barbee previously spent 18 years with R.R. Donnelley & Sons.

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