Huston Patterson and KBA Sheetfed Presses Featured on "Manufacturing Marvels"
DECATUR, IL—April 9, 2013—Huston Patterson, a packaging printer headquartered in Decatur, IL, was the featured company on "Manufacturing Marvels" on FOX Business Network, which highlighted its craftsmanship, technology and its roster of KBA sheetfed presses. The segment aired on March 21, 2013, during "The Willis Report."
“It is truly an honor to be able to participate in this distinguished production,” declared Huston Patterson Sales and Marketing Vice President Tonya Kowa-Morelli. “This is a true testament to the exceptional reputation Huston Patterson has earned over the years as a North American leader in the package print industry.”
The segment was shot on location at Huston Patterson’s 110,000-square-foot manufacturing facility in Decatur, IL, in HD broadcast format and was narrated by nationally acclaimed voice talent John Criswell, who has been a news anchor for CBS and ABC for over 40 years. Award-winning producers Bob and Jerry May and award-winning director Bryan McCullough produced the segments. The two-minute clips spotlight American manufacturers and their products, as well as the companies’ processes and customers.
To describe Huston Patterson’s manufacturing process, the director showed the firm’s KBA sheetfed presses in action. Huston Patterson uses a six-color, 56" KBA Rapida 142 aqueous coating press, a seven-color KBA Rapida 162a press with UV and aqueous coating ability and a six-color Rapida 162a press with aqueous coater, installed in 2005.
“Our outstanding KBA presses provide us with the latest technology and come with every option available," stated Thomas W. Kowa, president and CEO of Huston Patterson. “We have increased our flexibility for quicker turn times, less overtime and improved capabilities, which ultimately will hold costs down for clients.”
The "Manufacturing Marvels" episode also noted the extraordinary steps taken by Huston Patterson to provide its clients with the best service and care. What sets the firm apart from others is its academic training for clients, vendors and employees; its own flight service directly to its headquarters; and its owner’s suite for overnight client visits.