Commercial printer company and personnel news from Printing Impressions’ March 2014 edition, featuring, featuring Westamerica Graphics, Mossberg & Co., Think Patented, The Standard Group, Southeastern
Douglas Grant, president of Westamerica Graphics in Foothill Ranch, CA, has been selected as the PIASC Executive of the Year, and the recipient of the highly-regarded Ben Franklin Award by the Printing Industries Association of Southern California (PIASC) Public Relations committee.
Chasing technology can be time consuming, expensive and frustrating. Imagine being the first tenant in an exclusive, gated community—the quiet, the beauty, the excitement of it all—then, within a year, you become knee-deep in neighbors. It no longer seems special when the masses join the party, does it?
The integrating and energizing force behind multi-channel marketing and targeted campaigns that include Internet, e-mail, mobile and social media components is...PRINT! That’s the message attendees will hear during the first West Coast “Print Delivers” seminar, PRINTEGR8, hosted by The Print Council and Westamerica Graphics.
The four newest members of The Print Council are industry veterans and dedicated professionals with a sincere passion for the business of print. Custom Data Imaging Corp., Alcom Printing Group, The P.A. Hutchinson Co. and Panaprint, Inc. understand the strength and power of print and the need to work together in educating the next generation.
The Print Council is stepping up its drive to unite print providers and media decision-makers behind the effectiveness of printing as a marketing, entertainment and educational medium. The accelerated effort is spearheaded by two new membership recruitment brochures produced by Council member Jet Inc., and a recently launched series of advertisements that were created by Council member NAK Marketing and Communications.
They’re both concerned that print doesn’t always get the attention from marketers and media buyers that it deserves. They both believe that solidarity behind the united front of The Print Council is the best way to assure a vibrant role for print in the media mix. Doug Grant, president of Westamerica Graphics, and David Pitts, co-owner of Classic Graphics, say pride in print was behind their decisions to make their companies the newest members of The Print Council, a volunteer coalition that has been the leading advocacy group for print since 2003. As members, Westamerica Graphics and Classic Graphics will support the efforts of The Print Council to promote print as an effective marketing and communications medium.
Penn Graphics’ Owners Donate Pennsylvania Farmland for Preservation HAMBURG, PA—By adding more than 100 acres to the total, the enrollment of Benjamin and Patricia Scheffler’s farm into Berks County’s Agricultural Conservation Easement program enabled it to surpass the 50,000 acres preserved milestone. The property is also home to Penn Graphics Equipment, which is owned by the Scheffler family. (Ben is retired from the firm.) State and local government officials, county farmers, agricultural business owners, local media and dozens of invited guests were on hand at a recent event marking the Schefflers’ commitment. Currently, Pennsylvania leads the nation in farmland preservation with more
NOW IN its 24th year, the Printing Impressions 400 (special pull-out section) provides the industry’s most comprehensive ranking of the leading printing companies in the United States and Canada. The listings include company name and headquarters location; parent company, if applicable; current and previous year’s rankings; most recent and previous year’s fiscal sales; percentage change; primary specialties; principal officer(s); and number of employees, manufacturing plants and total press units. (Download a PDF version of the entire listing by clicking here.) For information on the complete list with contact and address details, please view Printing Impressions Top 400 datacard. Financial information for the