The Printing Industries of America/Graphic Arts Technical Foundation (PIA/GATF) is pleased to announce the installation of its 2009 Officers and Board of Directors. An installation ceremony took place on November 16, 2008 at PIA/GATF's Fall Administrative Meetings.
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New Plant Draws Large Crowd ALEXANDRIA, VA— DigiLink welcomed about 325 guests to an open house in celebration of its new, 39,000-square-foot facility. The new building allowed DigiLink to consolidate its printing and bindery operations under one roof. According to Michael Wight, president and CEO of DigiLink, the facility has enabled the printer to enjoy 15 percent growth since it moved there in early March. Wight says the company is in the process of selecting a new six-color press. RIS, Parsons, Mohawk, IKON, EFI, Pitman, Komori and KBA were among the vendors on hand. RPI, Tukwila, WA, announced three new appointments. Russell
Adam Garwolinski has been promoted to pressroom foreman with the recent installation of a fourth Komori press at Elk Grove Village, IL-based Quality Color Graphics. Dalim Software Users Organization—which offers an unbiased collaborative channel of communications between Dalim Software users, staff and resellers—has elected new officers at the 2008 North American Dalim Software Users Organization (DUO) Annual Meeting at the PGA National Resort & Spa in Palm Beach Gardens, FL. Brent Kantola, prepress manager at Rogers Printing, and Stephen White, specialist, Integrated Manufacturing, at Vertis Communications, were elected president and vice president, respectively. Thomas Kern, former director of operations for Transcontinental Direct’s facility in
The Label Printing Industry Association (LPIA), a special industry group of the Printing Industries of America, recently inducted William Smyth Jr., of Smyth Companies, St. Paul, MN, into the LPIA Hall of Fame. The Graphic Arts Education and Research Foundation (GAERF) recently completed a total revision of the competencies that form the basis for instruction in PrintED, a national accreditation program for graphic communications at the secondary and post-secondary levels. In addition, GAERF has begun developing a national exit exam for students in PrintED classes to accommodate its adoption as a state-mandated program. The National Council for Skill Standards in Graphic Communications has announced