SUSSEX, WI—It's safe to say that Newsweek is consistently satisfied with the performance of one particular printing vendor. That printer, Quad/Graphics, garnered "Printer of the Year" honors from Newsweek for the 19th consecutive year. Quad's plant in Hartford, WI, held off four other printing plants for the award. "We have nothing but kudos to say about Quad/Graphics' Hartford plant," states John Nallen, Newsweek director of manufacturing. "Quad/Graphics delivers consistent, on-time performance every week of the year. We make tough demands on our printers, and Quad continues to produce at the highest level of consistency and quality." Newsweek judges its printers on seven criteria: quality, paper waste on

PEWAUKEE, WI—A pressman working the overnight shift at a Quad/Graphics plant in Hartford, WI, died Feb. 3 of injuries he sustained while making repairs on a stacking machine. Phillip Siehr, 40, died three days after the upper table on a stacker retracted and came down, pinning his head, the Waukesha Freeman (WI) newspaper reported Feb. 4. He was liberated by Quad/Graphics employees and transported to Aurora Medical Center in Hartford before being transferred to Froedtert Memorial Lutheran Hospital in Wauwatosa. Mr. Siehr's condition was upgraded to satisfactory on Feb. 2 before succumbing to the injuries the following day, according to the newspaper. According to the report filed

Bindery workers at Quebecor World's Effingham, IL, plant will not reconsider the company's final contract offer, according to the Effingham Daily News. There are approximately 400 union bindery workers at the plant. Quebecor World management says it has growing concerns about the future viability of the plant because of the competitive magazine printing market and the high cost structure of the plant. As of presstime, Graphic Communications International Union representatives are moving to request additional meetings. Atlanta-based priNexus Inc. has announced several staff changes. Larry Klotz has been named vice president of sales and national sales manager. For the past 12 years, Klotz has

Line & Tone, Target MergeNEW YORK—A little more than a year since it acquired Finley Digital Photographics, Line & Tone, based here, announced that it is merging with Target Graphics, of Boonton, NJ. Target Graphics and its art creation subsidiary, MediaLogix, are now wholly owned subsidiaries of Line & Tone. The transaction will see Line & Tone move its Parsippany and Mahwah, NJ, operations into Target's Boonton facility. Quad/Graphics Expanding PlantsPEWAUKEE, WI—Gammerler, a manufacturer of in-line finishing systems, announced it has been chosen by Quad/Graphics, headquartered here, to supply overhead conveying systems for Quad plant expansions in Martinsburg, WV, Saratoga Springs, NY, as well

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