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FLEXO Magazine : July 2009
INDUSTRY INDICATORS PRESSING ISSUES SMURFIT-STONE TO RELOCATE CHICAGO OFFICE Smurfi t-Stone Container Corp. announced its plans to relocate its Chicago corporate offi ce from its current location at 150 N. Michigan Avenue to 222 N. LaSalle Street. The move will be effective mid-August. The main switchboard number (312-346-6600) will remain unchanged. SUN CHEMICAL ACQUIRES HANDSCHY Sun Chemical Corp. announced it has acquired certain assets and liabilities of Handschy inks, coatings and varnishes business from its parent company, Graphic Packaging International Inc. Handschy’s customer lists, formulations and trademarks will be included in the acquisition. With this acquisition, Sun Chemical will have the opportunity to meet the inks, coatings and other printing needs of Handschy’s customers. To demonstrate its commitment to a seamless transition and facilitation to Sun Chemical, a dedicated transition team has been created with Jim Putney, transition program manager, named to head that team. It is Sun Chemical’s intention to transition all products and customers into existing Sun Chemical facilities over the next three to four months. During that time, customers may continue to purchase their traditional Handschy products through their customary channels. FLEXO WASH DONATES TO CPCC Future specialists in fl exographic print production at Charlotte, North Carolina’s Central Piedmont Community College (CPCC) are getting better results thanks to Flexo Wash LLC, of Louisville, KY. Mike Potter, CEO of the company, which specializes in cleaning technology for the fl exographic printing industry, recently donated an anilox roll cleaning unit and technical support to the school’s Harper National Flexographic Center. The FW991XL Anilox Roll Cleaning Unit donated to CPCC’s fl exographic program is identical to units Flexo Wash sells to the fl exographic printing industry. It is a fully-automated, advanced system that deep cleans and restores all types and sizes of anilox and gravure rolls in 10 to 20 minutes, completely recovering the cell volume. 16 FLEXO JULY 2009 “The more our program grows the harder it has been to keep a consistent cleaning schedule,” said Stephen Gerhardt, Applied Technologies program developer and coordinator of the Harper Center. “This unit helps us cement a cleaning routine, ensuring all students are capable of printing at a high and consistent quality that is required of them.” THE LABEL PRINTERS CONTINUES TO INVEST The Label Printers, Aurora, IL, one of the 100 largest label converters in the U.S., continues to invest in technology and equipment, helping them to remain one of the solid “small businesses” that powers the nation’s economy. The company has a strategic commitment to security technology, recently investing in hardware, raw materials, updated equipment, and redundant manufacturing facilities/equipment, enabling them to remain one of the world’s largest manufacturers of state-of-the-art UL (Underwriters Laboratories) labels. These labels are shipped from The Label Printers’ strategic distribution center to companies all over the globe. The fi rm has also invested in cutting-edge digital printing equipment and fl exible packaging equipment. These equipment investments allow it to enter new markets, improve effi ciencies, and remain competitive with huge international conglomerates and their effi ciencies of scale. In addition to printing equipment, The Label Printers is upgrading to a new operating system that will give staff the ability to operate in a Lean manufactur- MARK ANDY LAUNCHES NEW CUSTOMER SUPPORT WEB SITE MAX, the customer service and support team of Mark Andy Inc. is excited to announce the release of its new website. The recently launched site (www.yourfriendinfl exo.com) enables customers to maximize their productivity and profi tability by taking care of their every fl exo need online. The new website includes a complete overview of MAX products and services, features a product of the month section, and highlights special offers including excess inventory and discounted products. It also features a FAQ section, created and monitored by www. f le xography. org ing environment. And they continue to work with customers to provide them with the services they need, such as the newly designed label release program for the Kanban system being implemented by one of those customers. GETTING PERSONNEL Flint Group Flexographic Products— Geoff Barba will assume the newly created position of business development manager for the corrugated market in the U.S. and Canada. Barba will be using his broad-based background in the corrugated industry, along with his marketing and business management experience, to work together with all accounts managers in the region. Gallus—Mike Pfaff has been hired as president of the Folding Carton Division for the Americas. In his new role Mike assumes responsibility for sales, marketing, support and administrative activities for the Folding Carton division in North, Central and South America. A 25-year veteran of the industry, Pfaff brings long experience in both technical and commercial matters to Gallus. Polywest USA—Dan Dietrich has joined the fi rm as vice president of North America. BELL INC.’S GRAHAM HONORED WITH ROBERT T. GAIR AWARD Mark Graham, president and CEO of FTA member Bell Inc., will be honored with the Robert T. Gair Award during the 2009 Paperboard Packaging Council (PPC) Fall Meeting & Leadership Conference coming this Oct. to Barton Creek Resort, Austin, TX. the knowledgeable MAX staff, providing information and tips on common printing concerns including registry, print quality and web turnbar issues.
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