ACROSS the nation
HOLLIS—Puritan Press, a commercial offset and digital printer, is now under new management. Kurt Peterson, president, and Michael Ames, a veteran Puritan exec, purchased the company from its founder, Fred Lyford, who is retiring.
MOORESVILLE—After moving to “Race City USA” a year ago and opening a 2,500-square-foot printing facility here, Victory Press recently installed a Presstek 34DI press that will help with the company’s 24-hour turnaround of postcards and brochures. Owners Dave and Lori Sirota relocated from West Palm Beach, FL.
TULSA—Printing promotional material for Wal-Mart’s CD/DVD bins, among other work, is now being done six-up (vs. four-up) with a new Presstek 52DI digital offset press acquired by Odyssey Digital Printing.
EAST PROVIDENCE—American Printing, a retail support services printer, recently purchased a new Multi- feeder MFT 55OIP. The company has reportedly grown 400 percent in the past four years, largely through investments in equipment.
DALLAS—Large yearbook publisher Taylor Publishing has installed a FloClear CS-06 fountain solution system in conjunction with a new Komori SP40 press. The FloClear technology will help the printer meet its green initiatives by reducing waste and improving efficiency.
RICHARDSON—One of the nation’s largest providers of customized, short-run plastic cards has opened a gift card personalization and fulfillment service bureau here. Signature Card’s new facility is packed with personalization equipment from manufacturers such as Ga-Vehren and Atlantic Zeiser.
NORFOLK—Goss International has been selected by the Virginian-Pilot, which has a daily circulation of more than 200,000 newspapers, to rebuild its Goss Metroliner presses and to convert 30 pasters to Goss Digital Paster Systems.
VANCOUVER—A second manufacturing facility has been opened here by Rose City Printing & Packaging, of Portland, OR. The new 80,000-square-foot plant was needed to handle business growth, which has reportedly doubled in the past three years.
- Fred Lyford