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By Kristen E. Monte What a difference a year makes. When Mary Garnett was named executive director of the Web Offset Association (WOA) a little over a year ago, she had high hopes for what the organization could do for web offset printing companies. So far, she has proven herself to be an effective leader of the organization. Mary Garnett Garnett took over the position with WOA, a special industry group of Printing Industries of America/Graphic Arts Technical Foundation (PIA/GATF), in February 2004. She immediately got to work on some of the major concerns that confronted the industry as a whole. She says that

By Kristen E. Monte Associate Editor Many children dream of growing up to become a doctor, movie star or even President of the United States. But how many kids imagine life as a printer? As one of the largest segments of American manufacturing, printing provides for a workforce of more than 1 million jobs and annual revenues in the area of $150 billion. There is not a day that goes by, on average, without some sort of contact with graphic communications. An explosion of opportunities is pushing the industry to new heights, and with it comes the need for a highly skilled labor force.

by Kristen E. Monte Associate Editor So, your clients aren't buying the 'Trust us, we're the best' line of marketing any more? Apparently the winners of the 17th annual Printing Impressions Printer's Self-Promotion Contest feel the same way. Judging by the entries of the past, we have seen an assortment of campaigns, ranging from the extravagant (during better economic times), to the simplistic in recent years. This year's crop seems to focus on getting the job done efficiently and effectively, while remaining true to their core businesses. Whether you feel you haven't enough money to spend on a good campaign or you

BY Kristen E. Monte Associate Editor The economy may have generated uncertainty within the printing industry over the past couple of years but, at Precision Printing, significant plans are being drawn for the future. This third-generation, family owned company, with two Ohio-based facilities, prides itself of providing clients with good old-fashioned customer service. When Izzy Leaventon and Abe Israel opened a small print shop in Cleveland in 1948, they had no idea that they were beginning a small printing empire. From day one, Precision Printing has dedicated itself to one goal—ensuring the highest quality products and services for its customers. Precision Printing executives,

By Kristen E. Monte This past January, the Web Offset Association (WOA) concluded its search for a new executive director by naming Mary Garnett to the position. Garnett, who filled the open position created with the retirement of Tom Basore, took over on February 16. Garnett previously served as a vice president with Printing Industries of America (PIA) and, in addition to her duties as the new WOA executive director, she is also serving as GATF/PIA's senior staff member responsible for Special Interest Groups and Sections. In 1994, Garnett joined PIA as a director of education and moved up to vice president of education. She holds

BY Kristen E. Monte Associate Editor At first glance, Glen Mills Schools might be mistaken for a prestigious private school, with its gated entrance, steep hills and buildings dating as far back as 1826. It is not until you explore the campus that you realize this is a residential facility for troubled youth. Glen Mills Schools, located in Concordville, PA, approximately 20 miles southwest of Philadelphia, is the oldest residential school for court-referred young men in the country. Founded in 1826, it is home to boys, ages 15 to 18, from all over the U.S. and several other countries. The fundamental concept

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