Stitch in Time Saves Nine NORWELL, MA—Smith Print, a full-service commercial printer in the greater Boston area, recently installed a Vijuk 321-T saddlestitcher equipped with six pockets plus cover feeder. The new stitcher was sold and will be serviced locally by Pasquariello Graphics. Frank Stanley, bindery foreman, and Tom Plourde, lead bindery operator, were involved in the final decision-making process and worked closely with Vijuk technicians during the installation and operational training. Open House Showcases UV Special Effects Options SAN RAFAEL, CA—A first-of-its-kind UV Special Effects open house, sponsored by KBA North America, was recently held at Paragraphics Inc., a

The National Council for Skill Standards in Graphic Communications has announced the retirement of W.H. "Bill" Smith, current managing director, as well as the relocation of the council from its existing Kennebunk, ME, headquarters to the Harry V. Quadracci Printing & Graphics Center in Pewaukee, WI. Edmond Kelley, immediate past board chairman, will become the managing director upon Smith's retirement. Elizabeth Meyer and Sandra Michael have joined York, PA-based Print-O-Stat as regional sales consultants to serve regional office locations for the 49-year-old firm. They both come to Print-O-Stat with strong backgrounds in sales, marketing and management. IPA, the Association of Graphic Solutions Providers, announced that Clarence

PHOENIX—Greenwich, CT-based World Color Press plans to acquire Great Western Publishing, a printer of retail advertising inserts headquartered here, which had revenues of approximately $42 million in 1997. Great Western's other facilities are located in Ontario, CA, Salt Lake City and Houston. Since its founding in 1988, Great Western has grown from a 12-person company to an organization with more than 400 employees. Great Western's customers include ABCO, Albertson's, Bashas', Best Buy, Fry's Food Store and Smith's Food & Drug. Robert G. Burton, chairman and CEO of World Color, notes: "Great Western is an especially attractive acquisition for World Color, as it is

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