Allen Press, Inc. is the recipient of five awards from the Printing & Imaging Association’s (PIA) Premier Print Awards Competition. With over 2,000 entries, the PIA Premier Print Awards is the most prestigious international print competition in the world. “These awards are the result of our team’s steadfast commitment to the highest standard of print quality,” said Allen Press CEO Randy Radosevich. “We are honored to be recognized by PIA and will continue to enhance our capabilities and technology to better serve our customers.” Of the winning submissions, three entries won Certificates of Merit and two won Awards of Recognition. Click Read More below for additional information.
The American Forest & Paper Association (AF&PA) announced the election of Resolute Forest Products President and CEO Yves Laflamme and Sonoco Products Company President and CEO Robert Tiede to serve on its Board of Directors. The election took place during the June 28 summer board meeting. AF&PA President and CEO Donna Harman issued the following statement, “Yves Laflamme and Robert Tiede bring deep industry experience and valuable leadership to the table as we work to advance the paper and wood products industry’s top advocacy priorities. We are one of the largest manufacturing sectors in the nation – eager to innovate and invest in the future with the help of common sense public policy, including regulatory reform, free and fair trade and efficient transportation measures. Together, we will put our companies’ compelling story and its needs before the administration, Congress and decision makers at the federal and state levels so they can take the action necessary to help us grow the economy and create American manufacturing jobs.” Click Read More below for additional information.
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Crude gains have been buoyed by a dispute in Libya over oil-marketing rights that is hindering the North African nation’s export capacity. In Libya, the supply of up to 780,000 barrels of crude a day is at risk, according to analysts at Commerzbank. Separately, the energy market has been reacting to threats from the Trump administration this week, who indicated that the White House would look to sanction countries that don’t reduce their imports of Iranian crude to “zero” by Nov. 4. Iran currently exports around 2.4 million barrels a day of crude. Click Read More below for additional information.
A recently purchased EFI™ VUTEk® 5r LED roll-to-roll printer from Electronics For Imaging, Inc. is driving new business opportunities at Italian digital printing company New Decor System. The printer – the Rome-based company’s fourth 5-metre inkjet device – will be used to expand New Decor System’s range of high-quality large format prints as the company works to grow local and national demand. New Decor System is one of Italy’s leading suppliers of digitally printed wideformat signage and graphics, including out-of-home advertising, backlit panels, banners, vehicle wraps and soft signage. The company’s CEO, Angelo Modica, has New Decor System in its 30 years of business, thanks to continuous investments in the most advanced technologies. With a range of machines that includes numerous small-format plotters and three-large format machines, New Decor System is able to guarantee deliveries in 24 hours throughout Italy. Click Read More below for additional information.
The Nicolet Mill was honored on June 28, 2018 – receiving Focus on Energy’s “Energy Efficiency Excellence Award” for its commitment to reducing energy waste. Nicolet has been active in identifying and implementing energy reduction projects, and as part of the Focus on Energy grant program, has worked with Wisconsin Public Service (WPS) and Focus on Energy on assessments of their processes, and has integrated many energy-saving changes based on the assessment results. Recent energy efficiency projects at Nicolet include LED lighting upgrades, steam system management upgrades, and installing more efficient agitators and pulper rotors. The Nicolet Mill was the only industrial company to receive this honor this year.
City and regional magazine publishers continue to be nimble and optimistic in an atmosphere that remains anxious about the future of print advertising. “We discovered that there were a lot of people in Seattle that loved what we were doing in Portland and wanted us to bring the same type of city magazine to the Seattle market. So, in quick order—about a year and a half later—we started Seattle Met,” says Jeff Adams, vice president of custom media at SagaCity. “We started pretty soon after that with our first customer, which was Travel Portland.” SagaCity continues to service Travel Portland, a private non-profit destination marketing organization, highlighting the company’s vested interest in tourism publishing. Additional custom work includes the Asheville, North Carolina visitor guide, a program for the Houston Ballet, a Houston visitor guide, and smaller consumer magazines, such as Jewish in Seattle. Click Read More below for additional information.
Hearst, one of the nation's largest diversified media, information and services companies with more than 360 businesses, announced today that Beth Buehler has been named vice president of operations, a new role. The announcement was made by Hearst President and CEO Steven R. Swartz and Hearst Chief Operating Officer Mark Aldam. Buehler begins her new role on July 2 and will report to Aldam. “Beth’s experience leading operations and strategy across business functions will be instrumental in our efforts to collaborate more effectively across the corporate boundaries and bring more value to each of our operating teams,” Aldam said. “Beth was a key contributor during the integration of Rodale into Hearst earlier this year and she will be a great partner to our leaders across the company.” Click Read More below for additional information.
Sun Chemical released its 2017 Corporate Sustainability Report which details the work the company is doing to increase its use of bio-derived raw materials in its products and shows positive progress on its eco-efficiency goals. Highlights from the report focus on Sun Chemical’s commitment to the development of eco-friendly solutions, including how: •solvent-based liquid inks use resins responsibly sourced from certified forests, •water-based liquid inks use bio-derived resins that do not impact ink performance, •printed biosensor technology detects levels of pyruvates in onions to determine pungency, •bio-based food colorants are using spirulina derived from photosynthetic bacterium, and •its MirrorTech inks reduce waste by replacing metalized board with printable metallic ink. Click Read More below for additional information.