Ralph J. Nappi

The economic stimulus package passed by Congress and signed into law by President Bush in February provides huge investment incentives for print-ing, publishing and converting equipment sold and installed before 2009. But, as NPES President Ralph J. Nappi advises, “early action will be critical to take advantage of the tax savings on the sales of large systems that require engineering lead time and installation.” Enhanced IRC Section 179 expensing and 50 percent bonus depreciation on capital investments are the business provisions of the economic stimulus package, H.R. 5140, Economic Stimulus Act of 2008. They give companies 50 percent bonus depreciation on investment in

RESTON, VA—April 23, 2007— The Graphic Arts Education and Research Foundation (GAERF®) is pleased to announce that it will offer nearly $25,000 in scholarships to the top graphic communications students in the country who participate in the SkillsUSA Championships, to be held June 20-22 in Kansas City, MO. GAERF will award $250 to each of the two graphic communications SkillsUSA state winners who go on to compete in the national championships. “GAERF is committed to supporting programs that prepare the workforce of the future,” said Ralph J. Nappi, GAERF President. “In this spirit, we are delighted to recognize our industry’s most talented students, and

RESTON, VA—November 13, 2006—NPES The Association for Suppliers of Printing, Publishing and Converting Technologies is pleased to present the winners of the 2006 Harold W. Gegenheimer individual and corporate Awards for Industry Service to Gerald Clark of Graphics Microsystems and Baldwin Technology Company. Winners were acknowledged at an awards banquet at the NPES Annual Conference November 6 in Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida. The awards, named for a former NPES President and Chairman Emeritus of Baldwin Technology Company, recognize qualities which Harold Gegenheimer stood for – a lifelong commitment to technical innovation, sound management, support for education and research and working for the good of

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