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Edward Hine Co.
PEORIA, IL—Overseas competition and the continuously flagging U.S. economy were among the decisions cited by The Edward Hine Co. in deciding to shut down the business, according to the Peoria Journal Star. The firm, which printed brochures and booklets for clients including Caterpillar and John Deere Co., was to sell off its equipment, the paper said.
The Edward Hine Co., 201 Morton St. (Peoria, IL), a firm with a reputation for quality that produced high-resolution brochures and booklets for big clients like Caterpillar Inc., John Deere Co. and the University of Illinois, will sell off what’s left of its business later this week.
A number of factors led to Hine’s closing. “A significant amount of work has gone offshore,” said Gary Wesley, Hine’s executive vice president and chief operating officer.
“If a company has lead time on a project, they can contract to have a job done in Asia, where the company buys wood pulp from Canada to
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Perfecting Press Doubles Production BRAINTREE, MA—A six-color, 40˝ Heidelberg Speedmaster SM 102 perfector press with aqueous coater has been added at G.H. Dean Printing, and it has been twice as productive as the older press it replaced, reports CEO Ken Michaud. The new machine, which is the second six-color SM 102 perfector at G.H. Dean, is turning a lot more jobs in a shorter time due to the high degree of automation. Founded in 1889, the all-Heidelberg shop is a third-generation, family owned commercial printing and direct mail business that serves a regional clientele comprised of advertising agencies, marketing, financial services and healthcare companies,
arizona PHOENIX—Heidelberg USA has installed its Prinect Prinance Print Management System at Steve Woods Printing. The Prinance package works seamlessly with another manufacturer's digital prepress system and a trio of large- and small-format presses, as well as with its Heidelberg/Polar 137 cutter, and TD66 and TD78 folders. california Los Angeles—Sinclair Printing, owned and operated for 75 years by the Sinclair family, has stepped up its booklet production by adding a new BravoPlus saddlestitching system from Muller Martini to its full-service bindery. Roseville—Master Color is now running a two-color Heidelberg Printmaster QM 46. The new equipment is being used to produce stationery, brochures and newsletters.