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To celebrate its 20th year in business, Paradigm Digital Color Graphics held a customer appreciation day yesterday with food, drinks, door prizes and a tour of the company’s new facility. The event drew a large turnout and tours were provided to showcase the company’s prepress, offset, digital and wide-format capabilities. In addition to spotlighting the company's facility, special attention was given during the open house to the shop's Ryobi 750G sheetfed offset press.

Cadmus Specialty Publications is closing its Wilson Borough (PA) operation in 60 days, a move that will result in the loss of nearly 200 local jobs, according to the state Department of Labor & Industry. The plant, a fixture in the borough for more than 100 years, will shutter on April 27, parent company Cenveo Inc. informed Pennsylvania officials Monday. A state labor department spokesman said 195 employees will be out of work.

Some of those workers leaving their shifts Tuesday evening described the company as a place that had loyal bosses and dedicated employees.

In the case of any major business interruption such as a natural disaster, power outage or human error, Mail-Gard ensures that a company’s critical communications documents, including invoices and statements, can be produced and distributed as planned. IWCO Direct acquired Mail-Gard as part of its acquisition of the U.S. operations of Transcontinental Direct earlier this year.

The Printing and Graphics Association MidAtlantic (PGAMA), a non-profit trade association for local printing firms and related businesses, appointed Al Maddox, Jr. as Chairman of the Board effective July 1. Maddox is the first African-American Chairman for the local trade association, and is also the first African-American to hold the title of Board Chair for any printing industry association in the country.

WINSTON-SALEM, NC—Jostens is closing its yearbook printing plant here over the coming months in an effort to consolidate operations, according to the Winston-Salem Journal. The move will result in the loss of 185 jobs.

The Printing & Graphics Association MidAtlantic (PGAMA), a non-profit trade association for graphic communications businesses in Maryland, Virginia, DC and Pennsylvania, announces the appointment of Kerry C. Stackpole of McLean, VA, as President. Stackpole succeeds Arthur Stowe, who has led the organization since 1972. The new president will begin the one month transition phase on June 1, 2009.

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