manroland To Distribute MAG-In Product Line

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                                                               3 Huntington Quadrangle, Suite 301N.                                            manroland To                                      International Paper Announces
                                                               Melville, NY 11747
                                                               Phone: 800-308-6397; fax: 631-249-5774
                                                               Email: editor@printingnews.com
                                                                                                                                             Distribute MAG-In                                 Permanent Paper Machine Shutdown
                                                                                                                                                Product Line
                                                               Email: sales@printingnews.com

                                                               Publisher: Michael Zerner
                                                               800-308-6397 x6321 michael@printingnews.com
                                                                                                                                                                                             International Paper permanently shut down its No. 3 uncoated freesheet
                                                               Editor: Toni McQuilken
                                                                                                                                                                                             paper machine at its Franklin, Va., mill last month. This results in the per-
                                                               800-308-6397 x6224 toni@printingnews.com
                                                                                                                                             WSD of Nordhorn, Germany, selected              manent curtailment of the company’s annual paper production capacity by
                                                               Associate Editor: Malinda Temkey
                                                                                                                                             manroland Inc. to be the exclusive              approximately 150,000 tons of uncoated freesheet paper and affects approxi-
                                                               800-308-6397 x6234 malinda@printingnews.com                                   North American distributor for its              mately 50 employees.
                                                               Copy and Directory Editor: Elizabeth Fedorowicz                               MAG-In product line of on-press fin-
                                                               800-308-6397 x6286 liz@printingnews.com
                                                                                                                                             ishing blankets and dies. manroland             In addition, approximately 60,000 tons of lack of order downtime will be
                                                               Classified Advertising: Donna Cantwell
                                                               800-616-2252 x6105 donna@printingnews.com
                                                                                                                                             will offer the magnetic inline cutting          taken out of the company’s U.S. uncoated freesheet paper mills during the
                                                               Account Executive: Paul Zimmerman
                                                                                                                                             system for most of its presses, includ-         fourth quarter.
                                                               973-727-1376 paul@printingnews.com                                            ing large format, and those from other
                                                               Production Manager: Suzette Schear                                            manufacturers in the U.S., Canada,              “Because of the continuing decline of uncoated freesheet paper demand, we
                                                               800-308-6397 x6260 suzette@printingnews.com
                                                                                                                                             Mexico, and Puerto Rico. The systems            must reduce our capacity and announce this permanent machine shutdown,”
                                                               Art Director: Barbara Pineiro
                                                               800-308-6397 x6316 barbara.pinero@cygnuspub.com                               and components are available through            said Wayne Brafford, IP’s senior vice president, Printing & Communications
                                                               Circulation Manager: Jackie Dandoy
                                                                                                                                             manroland’s printservices division.             Papers. “Our company’s commitment to optimize our mill operations to meet
                                                               For change of address or subscription                                                                                         the needs of our customers made this difficult business decision necessary. The
                                                               information, contact Cathy Stroede                                            manroland has sold the MAG-In sys-              additional capacity reductions, as lack of order downtime, reflect the current
                                                               800-547-7377 x1786 or
                                                               e-mail: circulation@printingnews.com                                          tem for many presses over the past              economic weakness in our markets.
                                                               Cygnus Reprint Services:                                                      several years. It adds functionality to
                                                               To purchase single article reprints (minimum 250)                             standard offset presses, is designed for        “We also understand this announcement will create uncertainty for employees,
                                                               for distribution please contact PARS International at
                                                               212-221-9595 x431 or at www.magreprints.com/                                  fast changeover, and can be adapted for         their families, and the communities affected, especially in the Franklin area,”
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                                                                                                                                             long or short runs. The system allows a         said Brafford. “We will do all we can to assist them during the shutdown pro-
                                                               For List Rentals: Elizabeth Jackson                                           sheetfed offset press to emboss, perfo-         cess and downtime period.”
                                                               Account Executive
                                                               Merit Direct LLC
                                                                                                                                             rate, crease, and print in Braille.
                                                               Phone: 847-492-1350 x18; fax: 847-492-0085
                                                               e-mail: ejackson@meritdirect.com
                                                                                                                                             The foundation of the system is a
                                                               www.meritdirect.com/cygnus

                                                               Southern Office:                                                              magnetic blanket with a high-tech                          Printing Industries of America
                                                               305 South 7th Street, Fort Pierce, FL 34950                                   proprietary material, designed for
                                                               Phone: 800-616-2252; fax: 772-466-2224
                                                                                                                                             high adhesion, which mounts on the                          Calls for Study Participants
                                                               Director of Marketing: Kathy Magrane
                                                                                                                                             blanket cylinder. The material is engi-
                                                               Contributing Writers:
                                                               Ed Bokuniewicz, Art Brooks, Jeanette Clinkunbroomer,                          neered to provide maximum magnetic              The Printing Industries of America           Participation in the study is open to
                                                               Gregory D’Amico, Brian Enverso, Joseph Finora,                                holding power in a flexible material,           Technical Research Department is             both PIA members and nonmem-
                                                               Shelley Gabert, Joyce Jones, Alan Kahn, Stuart
                                                               Margolis, Seth Mackenzie, Dennis Mason, Pamela                                and has a printed grid to align the             seeking commercial sheetfed printers         bers. PIA members who participate
                                                               Mortimer, Bruce Peterson, Chris Raney, Fred Shapiro,
                                                               Heidi Tolliver-Nigro, Joeseph Truncale
                                                                                                                                             metal finishing strips. While running           to participate in a sheetfed bench-          will rece
				
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Description: WSD of Nordhorn, Germany, selected manroland Inc. to be the exclusive North American distributor for its MAG-In product line of on-press finishing blankets and dies, manroland will offer the magnetic inline cutting system for most of its presses, including large format, and those from other manufacturers in the U.S., Canada, Mexico, and Puerto Rico. The systems and components are available through manroland's printservices division.
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