WHAT IS there not to love about the state of Pennsylvania? “This is the land of Ben Franklin, and his most conspicuous craft is printing,” notes Eric Roberts, director of sales for Philadelphia-based Bartash Printing. Roberts echoes his fellow Philadelphia-area and eastern Pennsylvania printers when it comes to the chief advantage they enjoy as businesses: the ability to reach as far north as New England and as far south as the Carolinas.
OLD FORGE, PA—July 21, 2008—Keystone announced today that they have acquired Ott Packagings Inc. located in Selinsgrove, PA. Ott Packagings Inc. (Ott) are manufacturers of rigid and thermoformed packaging, folding cartons with windows, foil stamping as well as thermoformed plastic inserts. President and CEO John Mclnerney states: “Through acquisition and a process of continuous production improvement, Ott has grown to become a preeminent provider of fine packaging serving the Mid-Atlantic and Greater Northeast Regions of the United States. Ott serves both large and small volume customers and uses the latest technology to manufacture both folding and rigid boxes for a broad variety of customers.
Douglas Clott has been named executive vice president of sales and marketing for EMCO Printers, Everett, MA. Clott's experience in color printing spans nearly 30 years. The Great Lakes Companies, Cleveland, has announced two additions to its staff. Jason Schultz and Mike Miller have joined the company as account executives. Ellie Handford has joined Panel Prints, Old Forge, PA, as a sales representative. She brings with her a strong commercial printing sales background. Judy Eberwein and Kurt Sands have been hired by Niles, IL-based Graphic Converting as account executives. Eberwein has been in display sales for eight years. Previously, she spent 15 years on the creative side
Editor's note: Company rankings for the current and previous years are based on figures reported in 2001. Therefore, companies that revised their 2000 revenues may have changed their '00 ranking as compared with the ranking that appeared in last year's Printing Impressions 400. Similarly, the percentage change in sales is calculated on the most recent information provided. 2001 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: 151163Panel Prints, Old Forge, PA$44.50$40.20+11William M. Abene370SPEC 60% (35% POP; 25% Heat-transfer);PKG 25%; COM 10%; PREP 5% 01280Private2 Parent: W.M. Abene Co., Old Forge, PA 2001 Ranking:Previous Year's Ranking:Company:Total Sales (millions):Previous Year's