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FLEXO Magazine : May 2010
McCormick Place, Chicago Oct31-Nov3 The economy’s looking brighter. Now’s the perfect time to step up to the biggest industry event in the Americas. Co-located with We’re bouncing back from a tough economy. And the converting and package printing industry’s biggest event in 2010 will again be doing what it does best – helping you build your business. CPP EXPO, co-located with PACK EXPO, is the one industry resource that gives you the opportunity to meet face-to-face with your customers and your suppliers. At one time. And in one place. Your customers will be there in force. Make sure you’re there to keep them up to date. And provide them with the quality of technology and service they’re counting on you for. Reserve your prime booth space today! For more information on exhibiting, contact Leo Nadolske at CPP EXPO 201.881.1632 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Visit CPPEXPO.com CPP EXPO is produced and managed by HA BRUNO LLC. 5,566 Attendees came specifically to see CPP EXPO and its suppliers 44,115 attended PACK EXPO 5,427 Attendees expressed interest in these printing processes • Flexographic – 1,651 • Gravure – 738 • Offset – 924 • Digital – 1103 • Inkjet – 1011 Products of Interest to Attendees Printing Presses & Components Coating & Laminating Slitting/Rewinding Instruments/Guides/Controls Other Finishing Equipment 25% 19% 14% 16% 29% CPP Chicago Ad Board Flexo 11/16/09 4:22 PM Page 1 FTA TODAY 152 FLEXO mAY 2010 www.flexography.org Harper Announces Army National Guard Scholarship Fund New hope and opportunity was provided to Specialist Phillip Tyler Crump of the 178th Engineering Battalion from Rock Hill, SC when he was presented with a fully paid three month scholarship certificate to allow him to retrain for a career in the flexo- graphic industry. The national scholarship and is available to all returning veterans and their spouses. It is hoped that sufficient sponsorship funding will be raised to be able to provide a minimum of 100 scholarships during 2010. The award was presented by Art Fields to Specialist Crump, along with certificates of appreciation, which were given to Ma- jor Corol Dobson of the South Carolina National Guard and Ron and Katherine Harper of the Harper Corporation of America. The award ceremony was held at the Flexographic Trade Services facility in Fort Mill, SC , and was attended by member companies and vendor sponsors from within the flexographic industry. Art Fields the founder of FTS stated, “This could not have been possible without the support of our member companies, vendor sponsors, but most importantly Ron and Katherine Harper, who with their generosity helped establish the first Harper Scholarship Fund, and now the launch of the Harper Army National Guard Scholarship Fund.” November 8-10, 2010 Hyatt Regency, Louisville, KY Chair: Cayleigh Nicols, Prairie State Group Vice-chair: Richard Black, All Printing Resources, Inc. FFTA’s 2010 Fall Conference & Tabletop Exhibition will investigate the strategies for process improve- ment by using the tools espoused by FIRST (Flexo- graphic Image Reproduction Specifications & Toler- ances). Got a success solution, product or process? Our members want to hear from you! Share your abstract at www.flexography.org/abstracts.cfm Phoenix Challenge 2010 Winners Named After two and a half days of multi-functional competition at the 2010 International Phoenix Challenge High School Flexo Competition, first-place was awarded along with $1,000 scholarships each to Stephanie Hammond and Lianne Chang of Gordon Graydon Memorial Secondary School in Mississauga, ON , Canada. The duo was de- clared the winners of the 13th annual international competi- tion, which took place at the Harper National Flexographic Center at Central Piedmont Community College in Char- lotte, NC in late March. The two young ladies won the first place award by earn- ing this year’s highest combined scores in the contest’s five exams: written knowledge, math, prepress proficiency, press operation and platemaking. In addition to the two Phoenix Challenge Foundation Scholarships, the winning team took home the 2010 Harper Flexo High School of the Year trophy cup, for display at its school. Stephanie Ham- mond is a second year champion, having clinched first place with a different teammate in the 2009 competition. Top performing students excelled in all aspects of the competition. Second place went to Grant Izukawa and Chong Wang, also from Gordon Graydon Memorial Second- ary School. Third place want to James Jackson and Marcus Davis from Fairfield Career and Technology Center in Winnsboro, SC. The competition was stiff among the 19 participating teams, a number which has grown year over year since the Phoenix Challenge high school program began back in 1998. Bettylyn Krafft, executive director, Phoenix Challenge Foundation said, “The rivalry gets more chal- lenging every year as the best high school students train and prepare tenaciously for this flexographic competi- tion, with all eyes on the top awards.” The scholarships are awarded to the top placing students, fulfilling the mission of the Phoenix Challenge Foundation. 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