Facility Open For Varnish Production
HAMDEN, CT—Superior Printing Ink cut the ribbon on its automated varnish manufacturing plant, a 12,000-square-foot addition to the company’s 35,000-square-foot, ISO 9001:2000-registered central manufacturing facility based here.
A $4 million investment made to ensure future growth, the fully operational plant increases the level of automation in the company’s manufacture of lithographic printing ink.
Daryl Franks has been named president of the Association for Graphic Arts Training (AGAT), a network of professional trainers and educators in the graphic arts. Franks manages the learning and development function for Enovation Graphic Systems.
Bobst Group USA has promoted Doug Herr to national sales manager, folding carton business area. In this new role, all regional folding carton sales managers report directly to Herr and he will continue to manage the majority of the national accounts. In addition, Terry Brock has been promoted to regional sales manager, folding carton equipment, Southeastern territory. Brock’s region includes North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, Florida and Puerto Rico.
Independent Graphic Services has expanded into a larger, more efficient facility. The new 25,000-square-foot headquarters, adjacent to its current location in West Chicago, IL, now houses a larger inventory of press parts and consumables including Elkalub lubricants and Durablade coating blades, and provides additional warehouse space for press reconditioning, press storage and an expanded inventory of pre-owned presses.
Arjobex America announced the appointment of Tim Donnelly to the position of Eastern regional sales manager.
RCA Capital, an equipment financing specialty firm servicing the graphic arts and converting industries, has launched an interactive Website at www.rcacapital.com. Visitors will be able to check treasury rates on a daily basis, view a list of equipment for sale and apply for financing online.
Flint Group has been selected as the new name for the holding company created by the merger in late 2005 of European-based XSYS Print Solutions and American-owned Flint Ink. The combined company plans to pursue a dual strategy of consolidation and decentralization.