According to the U.S. Postal Service, Arandell has been on the cutting edge of ecologically preferred methods of turning hazardous materials into productive uses.
Following is a special report from Day 2 of the 2009 Offset and Beyond Conference. Printing Industries of America's Executive Team is reporting from Caesars Palace, where the Conference continues today. What do you do? If your answer is "I am just a printer", you are not likely to be in business much longer in these turbulent times. Tuesday's general session opened with Making the Transformation from Printer to Marketing Communications Provider.
MENOMONEE FALLS, WI—August 5, 2008—Arandell Corp., the world’s premier catalog printer, announced today that it has become a partner in the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) SmartWay program, a voluntary alliance between the EPA and the freight industry to improve the efficiency of freight transport for the benefit of the environment. The partnership further emphasizes Arandell’s commitment to mitigating its environmental footprint. Through its market-based approach, the partnership offers participants the opportunity to improve energy efficiency, save money, reduce greenhouse gas emissions and improve air quality. SmartWay partners use freight carriers who are improving their own fuel efficiency, while also improving the efficiency of
TRUTH BE known, while many of you make a handsome living in the printing and associated services sectors, you hate paper. And that’s OK, for you have good reason to feel that way. Paper can be pretty annoying. It’s pricey, for one, accounting for a lion’s share of total costs. It is a space hog; between the real estate it consumes and the cost, many would prefer to have the least amount necessary in inventory. Web rolls are bulky and awkward...ever get your foot pinched by one? People have even been killed by runaway webs. Perhaps worst of all, paper gets wasted. Even with
SCHAUMBURG, IL—Building on the decision last year by the PIA/GATF and Web Offset Association (WOA) to merge an annual event geared toward sheetfed offset printers into their venerable WOA conference and rename it Offset and Beyond, the program covered even more topics beyond lithography this year. These included new features for the more than 600 attendees, including a Saturday jump-start series, a “green printers” showcase and a student outreach program. In addition, new all-day targeted sessions were hosted by Tom Quinn, director of fulfillment services at the Mailing & Fulfillment Service Association, and by Julie Shaffer, director of the Digital Printing Council, on the
Standard Acquires Veitch READING, PA—Standard Offset Printing has purchased Veitch Printing and Veitch Digital Partners for an undisclosed amount of cash, according to the Lancaster (PA) Intelligencer Journal. The deal creates a company with a potential for annual sales of $25 to $30 million. NewPage Going Public MIAMISBURG, OH—Coated paper manufacturer NewPage Group is planning an initial public offering, according to a filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The Associated Press reports that the offering price may be as much as $805 million. Some NewPage stockholders will sell shares as part of the IPO. Impact Obtains ZipSort MINNEAPOLIS—Direct mail marketing specialist Impact
ONE OUTSTANDING manufacturing manager stood out from the crowd this year, and that is Jeff Wendt, pressroom manager at Menomonee Falls, WI-based Arandell Corp. Wendt is the recipient of the 2008 H. Howard Flint II Pressroom Manager of the Year Award. The award is dedicated to the memory of H. Howard Flint, who passed away in 2005, and is given each year to a web offset pressman or supervisor who has excelled in the profession. Wendt joined Arandell in 1989 as a job planner and worked his way up through the ranks to pressroom manager. He has been a true innovator at Arandell, pushing
To help solidify branding and enhance name recognition, the Goodway Group of Companies, headquartered in Philadelphia, announced that its Massachusetts plant has changed its name from Goodway Graphics to Goodway Group of Massachusetts. Their sister facility near Washington, DC, has changed to Goodway Group of Virginia. In other company news, both the Massachusetts and Virginia plants are now FSC certified. The Print Council announced that GLS Companies, Brooklyn Park, MN; The Hickory Printing Group, Hickory, NC; Jet Inc., Downers Grove, IL; and Lake County Press, Waukegan, IL, have joined the organization. As new members, the companies will work in concert with other member companies