End of Era for This Printer —Cagle
Instead of passing the days in dank darkness, the Chandler & Price has a new home that includes a couple of smaller presses of 1870s vintage. A more manageable weight could have resulted in its demise.
FINED IN THE U.S.A.: OK, this item really doesn’t have a lot to do with printing. But given the immigration issue, the article that ran in PI’s February edition and one of the most absurd suggestions for remedying the situation, this tidbit is somewhat hilarious.
A Southern California fence building company and two executives pleaded guilty to knowingly hiring illegal immigrants and paid a combined fine of $5 million. Golden State Fence admitted to hiring the workers between January 1999 and November 2005.
I would think that, instead of issuing a fine and giving two execs a six-month swing at a glorified Ramada Inn, the federal government could make Golden State Fence work off its transgression by providing labor, materials and consulting services toward erecting the ill-advised “keep out” fence along the U.S./Mexico border.
Ironically, the only way that would be economically feasible is to hire immigrants to build it at sub-minimum wage levels. Then, when the work is completed, we could ask the Mexican workers to leave the country. God bless America.