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Bob has served as editor of In-plant Impressions since October of 1994. Prior to that he served for three years as managing editor of Printing Impressions, a commercial printing publication. Mr. Neubauer is very active in the U.S. in-plant industry. He attends all the major in-plant conferences and has visited nearly 170 in-plant operations around the world. He has given presentations to numerous in-plant groups in the U.S., Canada and Australia, including the Association of College and University Printers and the In-plant Printing and Mailing Association. He also coordinates the annual In-Print contest, cosponsored by IPMA and In-plant Impressions.

Southwest Precision Printers' Trevor Tully reveals how his company's acquisition of its largest competitor — fellow Houston-based, $20 million in annual sales Page International — makes Southwest Precision Printers one of the largest commercial printers in the South.

With the 11th annual Dscoop HP Indigo user group conference and the second annual Jetcomm HP PageWide inkjet web press user group conferences drawing more than 2,000 attendees in San Antonio this week, Dscoop Global Executive Director John Rogers highlights new educational tracks, describes the Solutions Showcase area that features HP and 100 partner exhibitors, and reveals big-name keynote speakers such as Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak and "Shark Tank" star Kevin O'Leary.

The Wall Street Journal (WSJ) plans to close its regional printing plant here this month and contract the printing of its newspaper, along with the weekly Barron’s, to The Des Moines Register, that paper reported. The current WSJ plant, which employs 25 people, produced editions for a four-state area.

CHICAGO—RR Donnelley will close the former Spencer Press in Wells, ME, and its Hillside, IL, facility as the company continues to deal with the dismal economy. A total of 488 jobs will be lost, including 370 at Spencer Press, a catalog and direct marketing printer. The Spencer plant will close by mid-June, with staggered layoffs. Employees at both facilities will receive severance packages.

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