Pacific Printing

PIA, NAPL Begin Unification Negotiations
February 24, 2012

MARCO ISLAND, FL—One meeting held at the recent Vision 3 Summit here wasn’t listed on the general conference program. Prior to the event, a group of industry leaders convened to discuss the unification of the Printing Industries of America (PIA) and the National Association for Printing Leadership (NAPL). The group reached a unanimous consensus to move forward with a plan.

Industry Associations Formally Exploring Unification
February 23, 2012

The National Assn. for Printing Leadership and Printing Industries of America have formed a task force to collaborate on and move forward with a unification process. The unification process is expected to take several months to reach completion.

Printing Industries of America Announces New Officers, Board of Directors
November 14, 2011

Printing Industries of America’s 2012 Officers include: Chair of the Board—Laura Lawton-Forsyth, Lawton Printing; First Vice Chairman—Timothy J. Burton, Burton & Mayer; Second Vice Chairman—Jeff Ekstein, Willow Printing Group; Secretary—David A. Olberding, Phototype; and Treasurer—Michael S. Wurst, Henry Wurst.

December 1, 2010

Commercial printing industry news briefs, including items on RRD, Knepper Press, Standard Register, Transcontinental, 
Coronet Printing, Fey Printing, Pacific Printing and Shutterfly.

Printing Industries of America Elects 2011 Officers, Board of Directors
November 15, 2010

Elected were Michael Keene of John Roberts Co, chairman of the board; Laura Lawton-Forsyth of Lawton Printing, first vice chairman; Timothy J. Burton of Burton & Mayer Inc., second vice chairman; Jeff Ekstein of Willow Printing Group, secretary; and Hal Slager of Trico Graphics, treasurer.

Pacific Printing Obtains Premier Color Graphics
October 29, 2010

FRESNO, CA—Pacific Printing has purchased Premier Color Graphics of Visalia, CA, a deal that includes satellite sales offices in the California towns of Tulare, Porterville and Reedley. The companies were slated to combine on Nov. 1 and will do business under the Premier name. All 27 employees of Premier will be offered the opportunity to remain with the company.

Visalia Printing Company Prepares for Sale
October 27, 2010

Premier Color Graphics announced that it will merge with Fresno-based Pacific Printing Inc. on Nov. 1. The acquisition includes a production facility in Visalia (CA) and three satellite sales offices in Tulare, Porterville and Reedley. Wayne Yada, owner of Premier Color Graphics at 324 S. Santa Fe Ave., said he will stay on for six months to help employees and the new owners through the transition.

All 27 employees will be offered the opportunity to stay on with Pacific, Yada said. The company will also keep the name Premier.

Tattoos, Scammers & Honest Abe --Cagle
May 1, 2009

IT ISN’T necessary to sell printers on the beauty and endurance of ink. Some prefer to take it home with them, and not just on their clothes. The morning show of a Philadelphia-based radio station, WMMR, has a weekly feature it calls Tattoosday, in which listeners come in to the studio on a Tuesday morning to have a small tattoo applied by a local artist.