WAYMART, PA—A commercial printing tree has been planted in this community tucked inside the northeastern portion of the state. The upshoot is North Eastern Graphics. The company was born when Henry Becker, owner of Interstate Litho on Long Island, NY, purchased certain assets of Lenz & Riecker, Totowa, NJ, which had filed for bankruptcy. Becker acquired all of the equipment assets, as well as the 56,000-square-foot facility in Waymart. The Totowa facility was not included. North Eastern Graphics is technically open for business, but Jason Deron, the company's vice president of sales, points out that there are currently just 15 employees conducting limited work. That is

BY CHRIS BAUER Just ask a manufacturer of spiral wire or plastic coil binding equipment the advantages that their products have over other finishing techniques, and you will get a laundry list of answers. Sure, some of the benefits they will give you will be self-promoting marketing speak, but this kind of horn tooting has to be expected. But, on the other hand, some of the attributes spiral wire and plastic coil binding gear give to a finishing specialist certainly are practical for some applications. "Undoubtedly, the greatest advantage of spiral binding is that when opened, the book lays flat," explains David Spiel of Long

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