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Pacific Press Publishing Association in Nampa, ID, will add employees as it doubles its printing and publishing of religious materials in the coming months, President Dale Galusha said yesterday.

The Nampa operation will take over books and magazines that had been produced at Herald Publishing Association, the church's printing and publishing house in Hagerstown, MD. Galusha said he didn't yet know how many of the 125 positions would relocate from Maryland to the Nampa building.

Pacific has been profitable throughout its three decades, but the Maryland operation was losing money, like many publishing and printing houses, Galusha said.

The printing operations of United Litho located in Ashburn, VA, will be consolidated into Dartmouth Printing’s facility in Hanover, NH. According to the Washington Business Journal, 80 jobs will be eliminated as a result. Sales and customer service staff will continue to operate in the Dulles/Ashburn, VA area.

Tidewater has added two additional folders to the plant floor in Centreville, MD, which now boasts 12 folders in operation with the capacity to fold over 5 million pieces per day at full strength. The company has expanded its customer base with several new direct mail printing client wins in Q2 2010.

STAMFORD, CT—Cenveo Inc. has informed the department of labor in Maryland that it plans to close its facility in Baltimore by Feb. 26, the Baltimore Business Journal reported. The move with leave 115 employees without jobs. PI Weekly reported last week that Cenveo plants in Virginia and Nebraska were also in the process of shutting down, impacting 180 workers combined.

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.

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