Printing Industries of America is pleased to announce the election of its 2013 officers and board of directors. These executives are key industry leaders, and their involvement in the national printing association and their local affiliate organizations is invaluable.
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.
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’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.
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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.
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.
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.
Directory of the Printing Industries of America affiliates, including addresses, telephone numbers, Website URLs and key contacts.
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.