PCI Grows Postpress Capabilities
INDIANAPOLIS—A six-pocket Heidelberg ST 400 Stitchmaster stitcher/trimmer with cover feeder has been installed at Print Communications (PCI), based here. The unit joins a 10-pocket Heidelberg 855 saddle- stitcher/trimmer with in-line stacking and addressing. PCI provides commercial printing for markets including retail and real estate.
Sandy Alexander Gets Proofers
CLIFTON, NJ—A pair of Fujifilm FinalProof digital contract proofers have been installed at Sandy Alexander. Mike Graff, executive vice president of Sandy Alexander, said that FinalProof provides the accuracy and consistency he was seeking in a proofing solution.
Taylor Nets Executive Greetings
NORTH MANKATO, MN—Taylor Corp. has acquired the assets of Executive Greetings (EGI), based in New Hartford, CT, for more than $70 million at auction. The assets were sold as a going concern at a Section 363 auction held in March. EGI is involved in the direct marketing industry and manufactures products such as greeting cards and planners.
Instant Web Cos. Changes Name
CHANHASSEN, MN—In an effort to better reflect the company's dedication to the direct mail sector, The Instant Web Companies announced the launch of a new branding initiative with a new company name and corporate identity. The company's new name, IWCO Direct, is augmented by the tagline, "Direct Mail Like No One Else."
PIA Backs OT Regulation Reform
ALEXANDRIA, VA—Printing Industries of America (PIA) strongly supported the Department of Labor's updating of the white collar exemption regulations in the Fair Labor Standards Act. The outdated regulations, noted Wendy Lechner, PIA senior director of federal policy, led to lost work time, poor morale and expensive legal fees for printers. PIA says most employees will not be affected by the increased minimum and maximum salary thresholds in the new regulations.
Concord Litho Buys First Cutter
CONCORD, NH—With the acquisition of a Heidelberg Polar 155 XT cutter, Concord Litho Group completed the initial investment in the company's new in-house bindery, established in September of 2002. The company invested more than $1.6 million in the new operation, adding 30 new positions. The cutter was expected to be fully operational by June 1. Prior to adding the new capabilities, Concord Litho had outsourced its off-line bindery needs for 44 years.