ACROSS the nation
WEST ORANGE—An agreement was announced by commercial printer EarthColor, which has facilities in Arizona, New York, Florida, Texas and New Jersey, to buy 25 million kilowatt hours of clean wind energy per year for the next three years from Community Energy. This will save the equivalent of an estimated 33 million pounds of carbon dioxide per year from entering the atmosphere. The agreement is reported to be the largest renewable energy purchase made in the printing industry thus far.
LAS VEGAS—Creel Printing is installing a new 35˝ Goss Magnum 4 single-width newspaper press. The four-page press with eight four-high towers and two Goss N-40 folders also features Goss Omnicon controls and quarterfold capabilities.
ROCHESTER—Hammer Packaging is expanding into web offset printing with its recently installed Drent Goebel VSOP variable sleeve web offset press, which is reportedly the first of its kind in North America. The customized press features a 331⁄2˝ web width, electron beam and UV curing systems, in-line lamination and continuous unwinds.
BROOK PARK—Lake Erie Graphics has relocated to its new 60,000-square-foot facility at 5372 West St., which allows easy access to interstate traffic, as well as the Cleveland airport.
COLUMBUS—The Columbus Dispatch ordered three Kodak Trendsetter News 200 platesetters to enhance production of its daily newspaper, as well as the 22 community weeklies and commercial projects it produces.
OKLAHOMA CITY—Vox Printing was voted as one of the “2007 Best Places to Work in Oklahoma.” One of 30 companies recognized for the honor, Vox was the only manufacturing company selected.
NATRONA HEIGHTS—The Graphic Arts Association awarded General Press, based here, the 2007 Neographics Power of Print Award for its entry, “Akzo Nobel 2007 Calendar.”
LAVERGNE—A new resource for high-volume, one-off photo book manufacturing is now being provided by Lightning Source. The new equipment uses proprietary systems and HP Indigo press technology to manufacture photo books in a variety of formats and sizes, including perfect-bound paperback and sewn case-bound books.