PEWAUKEE, WI—June 12, 2007—More than 100 members of Wisconsin’s printing and education communities were on hand during a sunny and pleasant midday dedication ceremony for the new Harry V. Quadracci Printing Education and Technology Center (HVQ PETC) in Pewaukee, WI. Located on the campus of the Waukesha County Technical College, this new facility represents a partnership between Wisconsin’s thriving printing community and the state’s technical college system. The 23,600 square foot facility (constructed at a cost of $3.5 million) contains fifteen offices, three lecture halls, two computer graphics classrooms, a digital photography studio, a color measurement lab, a bookstore and a 4,000 square foot
PITTSBURGH—The executive committee of the joint Graphic Arts Technical Foundation/Printing Industries of America has narrowed its choice for the site of its new headquarters down to two cities. The association's full board will decide later this month whether or not to move the group's headquarters to the Pewaukee, WI, campus of the Waukesha County Technical College (WCTC) or remain at GATF's existing headquarters in Sewickley, PA, just outside of Pittsburgh. While Sewickley has been the home of GATF for nearly 40 years, the Pewaukee site is an enticing possibility since it sits in the heartland of the nation's printing industry and is next door to WCTC's
By Mark Smith With the exception of New Year's Day, an annual conference may be the most natural time for reflection. Industry movers and shakers come together to recognize past accomplishments and take stock of the opportunities and challenges that lay ahead. Printing Impressions set out to do a little of each, as well, in this section produced especially for the Web Offset Association's 51st Annual Management and Technical Conference. On the eve of his retiring as WOA executive director, we take a look back with Tom Basore. Jerry Williamson, chairman of Williamson Printing, also shares his reflections upon being selected the 2003 recipient
An oft-repeated story from circa 1971 tells of a young pressman—one of the first employees of a struggling, fledgling commercial printing company named Quad/Graphics—who went to the bank to secure a mortgage for a home he wanted to purchase. The trip proved fruitless, as the press operator was denied a mortgage by the bank. When Harry V. Quadracci, owner and founder of the Pewaukee, WI-based printing company, heard about his employee's plight, he called the bank himself. Quadracci asked the bank to provide his new recruit with the mortgage loan. Quadracci backed the loan, but was far from being in the black himself.
PEWAUKEE, WI—The program might have been the only winner at the 2002 Major League Baseball (MLB) All-Star game. Quad/Graphics bowed at its fourth consecutive midsummer classic, the number of years it has been printing the official game program. What added extra significance, from the printer's standpoint, was that the game was played in Miller Park in Milwaukee, which is about a Richie Sexson home run away from Quad's Pewaukee headquarters. "Since the game was in Milwaukee, there was an extra sense of pride for Quad to print the programs," explains Gavin Taylor, Sussex, WI, plant customer service manager, on the company's Website. "A local printer producing