Michael Makin

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Ashley Roberts is the Senior Production Editor of the Printing & Packaging Group.

On this episode of The Week that Was, SGIA and PIA announce a new association name; Cenveo and Jostens are both closing a printing facility; Raymond J. Prince passed away; and Bradford & Bigelow discusses its expansion and morale-boosting plan.

Printing Industries of America’s Michael Makin sent this open letter to Google regarding its Go Paperless in 2013 campaign.

The e-mail headline read, "Special Announcement from Michael Makin." It said, "Dear Printing Industries of America Member: As you are aware, printed products are being criticized more and more for their impact on the environment—and unjustifiably so."

Both associations will work with NPES to develop a spring management conference beginning in 2011 and have agreed to collaborate on major issues facing the printing and graphic communications industry today.

PIA President and CEO Michael Makin recently sent out a short letter to PIA members, informing them that NAPL has rejected an offer of consolidation discussions with PIA.

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