Glendale, CA

With much of the country mired in the dead of winter, roughly 100 clients and journalists witnessed Glendale, CA-based 4Over taking the wraps off its sixth production facility, a 50,000-square-foot plant here, under warm, sunny skies, as shown in the photo below.

CHICAGO—4Over Inc., a trade printer based in Glendale, CA, announced it was opening three new production facilities. The revelation came during a Komori press conference at Graph Expo here. The plants will be located in Miami, Dallas and Newark, NJ. Each plant will be equipped with Komori presses, Polar cutters and Kodak CTP systems. The company is also launching a wide-format division, featuring HP devices, in 2009.

Open House Offers Cash Grab CHATSWORTH, CA—Impress Communications recently hosted an open house at its new facility here, which included a drawing to participate in a $50K Cash Grab Money Booth. Winners of the drawing had a chance to “test their skills” and grab as many airborne bills as they could in 15 seconds. Snatching cash was the perfect way to cap off the open house, which featured a variety of presentations, including: Web 2.0—The Current Era of the Web, Lighting for Digital Photography, Going Green/FSC Certification and Beyond, Single Message Marketing Strategies, and Specialty Printing Techniques. The staff at Impress offered Komori

Greg Wayne, director of manufacturing for California Offset Printers (COP) in Glendale, CA, was the winning finalist in the third annual GATF/SGI Web Press Skills Competition. Sponsored by the Graphic Arts Technical Foundation, Sinapse Graphic International and MAN Roland, the contest used the SIR Heatset Web Offset Training Simulator, a virtual press, to present problem solving exercises. The competition took place during the Web Offset Association's annual conference. Negotiating traffic jams and finding parking spots will likely became much more enjoyable pursuits for one Metropolitan Fine Printers client. As the winner of the Vancouver-based printer's Segway contest, Laura Rioux of Rethink Communications is now the

Editor's note: Company rankings for the current and previous years are based on figures reported in 2000. Therefore, companies that revised their 1999 revenues may have changed their '99 ranking as compared with the ranking that appeared in last year's Printing Impressions 500. Similarly, the percentage change in sales is calculated on the most recent information provided.2000 Ranking:Previous Year's Ranking:Company:Total Sales (millions):Previous Year's (millions):Change (%):Principal Officer:Employees:Primary Specialties: Web Offset Units:Sheetfed Offset Units:Other:Ownership:Plants:301268Midland Press, Davenport, IA$21.70$22.88-5Gene M. Blanc249SPEC 43% (Technology, educational);CAT 30%; DIR 20%; COM 5%12312Private 3  2000 Ranking:Previous Year's Ranking:Company:Total Sales (millions):Previous Year's (millions):Change (%):Principal Officer:Employees:Primary Specialties:Web Offset Units:Sheetfed Offset Units:Other:Ownership:Plants:302303California Offset Printers, Glendale, CA$21.50$20.00+8William

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