The Printing and Graphics Association MidAtlantic (PGAMA), a non-profit trade association for local printing firms and related businesses, appointed Al Maddox, Jr. as Chairman of the Board effective July 1. Maddox is the first African-American Chairman for the local trade association, and is also the first African-American to hold the title of Board Chair for any printing industry association in the country.

The Printing & Graphics Association MidAtlantic (PGAMA), a non-profit trade association for graphic communications businesses in Maryland, Virginia, DC and Pennsylvania, announces the appointment of Kerry C. Stackpole of McLean, VA, as President. Stackpole succeeds Arthur Stowe, who has led the organization since 1972. The new president will begin the one month transition phase on June 1, 2009.

WHAT DO professional golf and Web-to-print have in common? Both make reference to a skins game, where a lot of money is at stake for something that, at first blush, doesn’t seem all that difficult to accomplish. The skill and effort involved are often easily overlooked.

Quebecor World Inc. purchases three new state-of-the-art short cut-off, wide web high speed offset presses to further enhance its industry leading retail insert platform. The presses will be strategically positioned in the U.S. and Canada.

There is a new era dawning at Sun Inc. as it works to bring online a completely new facility in Columbia, SC. “It’s going to incorporate a totally integrated production system from front to back,” Cook says with pride. “We are going to be one of the few shops in the country that has gone to this extent, if there are any others that can match us.”

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