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FLEXO Magazine : July 2010
Mastering Flexographic Principles at Western Michigan University on Aug. 11-12 This two-day seminar will give both new and experienced personnel, the chance to ask questions and get answers about issues that are keeping their operations from reaching the next level of profitability. There is a mixture of classroom as well as hands- and eyes-on press training. Attend and learn: • The components and common variables of flexo printing. • The limitations and potential of the process. • How to manage color for economy, quality and consis- tency. • How to better communicate with suppliers to achieve improved quality and efficiencies. To register for this event, please call Larry Ahleman at 269-276-3506. Back to the Classroom: The FIRST Operator Certification Level I, Sept. 22-23 One more time this year, FTA Education Director Joe Tuc- citto will teach the FIRST Operator Certifica- tion Level I course in a classroom format at Dunwoody College of Technology, Minneapolis, MN. Additionally, there will be hands-on press, platemaking and plate mounting demonstrations so prepare to be engaged and inspired, not to mention be well on your way to a full FIRST Opera- tor Certification! Web Watch: www.FLEXOmag.com FLEXO june 2010 Issue Visits: 98,348 Avg. # Pages Viewed: 44 Avg. # Minutes on Site: 22 New Visits: 56% Return Visits: 44% Countries Represented: 83 Major Cities Reporting: 773 Top 10 CounTrIes 1. United States 2. Canada 3. China 4. Switzerland 5. Spain 6. Mexico 7. Russia 8. United Kingdom 9. Australia 10. Germany Top 10 CITIes 1. Rochester, NY 2. Moscow, Russia 3. Geneva, Switzerland 4. Atlanta, Ga. 5. Madrid, Spain 6. Ludlow, MA 7. Montreal, Canada 8. Hickory, NC 9. Shanghai, China 10. New York, NY Source: Google Direct Traffic 40% Referring Sites 40% Search Engines 20% An iPad for Your Thoughts? To better serve you, our members, FTA is asking individuals to please complete a ques- tionnaire about FTA’s current co-spon- sored seminar program. All answers will be kept confidential. As our thanks, all participants will automatically be entered to win an Apple iPad. Thanks and good luck! The participate in the survey, visit: http://fs6.formsite.com/ftamarketing/ FTASeminarSurvey/index.html Flexo-Certified! FTA would like to thank and congratulate the more than 200 flexographic printing industry professionals and students who have enrolled and passed the FIRST Operator Certification Level I and Level II exams in recent weeks. From The InterFlex Group, 13 staffers have earned FIRST Press Operator Level II certification: Tony Anderson, Ray Battisto, Ricky Billings, Tim Chapman, Jody Gant, Tonya Gant, Terry Greer, Warren Kilby, Eric Kohlmeier, Crystal Minton, Steve Stamper, Roger Transeau Jr., and Becky Yingling In addition, 37 people from The Robinette Co. also passed the Level II exam: Ryan Barb, John Brewer, Tim Brewer, Isaac Buchanan, Travis Campbell, Rocky Clark, Mike Collin, Tim Crawford, Linda Davenport, Rosa Davis, Erick Donisi, Chris Edwards, Frank Fern, Jonathan Frye, Amy Hanna, Charles Kiser, Kevin Lane, Todd Lawson, Ed Lewis, Jason Linkous, Matthew Lynch, Jamie Marion, Mickey Miller, Bill Morriwetz, Jason Oliver, Eddie Orfield, Bill Phillips, Justin Ras- nake, Adrain Richmond, Scotty Rogers, Eddie Rowlette, Misha Sevostianov, Randy Street, John Summers, Randy Trivett, Jason Walsh, and Travis Wright. Four print professionals from The Robinette Co. also passed Level I certification: Travis Campbell, Tim Crawford, Shane Herron and Jason Oliver. The following 10 people from Clark Container Inc. passed the Level I FIRST Certification: Josh Aterburn, Chris Barber, Chris Chilton, Glen Lane, Stacey Leech, Brian Love, Luke Morris, Jim Pegal, Eddie Petrowski, Jeremy Thornton, and Jeremy Toense. These 28 employees at Bemis Co. passed the Level I exam. Leslie Beck, Artway Cast, Darren Clay, Mark Day, Patrick Dickey, Mark Goraczkowski, Tony Haynes, Roger Jacobs, Larry James, Brett Jessen, Charles King Jr., Michael Lee, Timothy McFadden, Mark McGaugh, Douglas Nelson, Hau Nguyen, Jason Rausch, Dana Sampson, Daniel Sandoval, Gregory Spain, Ronnie Stennis, James Tschirren, William Ullrich, James Watsabaugh, Jaime Waymire, James Wetmore, and Shannon White. Thirty-three flexographers passed the Level I FIRST Opera- tor Certification test given at FFTA Forum 2010: Jenna Bier- man, Flexoprint Inc.; Tuti Buntaran, Asia Corrugated Case As- sociation (ACCA); Adam Burke, Illinois State University; Mark Causey, BECK; John Cowens, Plastic Packaging Technologies LLC; Randy Crutchfield, Prairie State Group; Sunil Datt, Pack- aging Technologies Inc.; Gabriel Estrada, Gared Graphics; David Frisk, Hood Packaging Corp.; Ron Froehlich, Plastic Packaging Technologies LLC; Rod Froment, Jet Label and Tape; Jose Garcia, Gared Graphics; David Gerharter, Zenith Specialty Bag; Melissa Grant, Jet Label and Tape; Ryan Hollis, Metro Label Pacific Ltd; Art Isted, Global Tag & Label Inc.; Eban Kasdan, Flexoprint Inc.; Andrew Kent, Prime Package & 46 FLEXO july 2010 www.flexography.org FTA TODAy ASSOCIATIOn nEWS FLXO_July10_v2.indd 46 7/16/10 9:37 AM
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