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                                                                                                                                  INDUSTRY NEWS
                                         Maple Press Receives Pa. Governor’s Award
The Maple Press Co. in York, Pa.,          protect the commonwealth’s precious         $30,000 to $40,000 in electricity and      received 40 applications from busi-
was recently recognized as one of 15       natural resources.”                         natural gas due to THINKTech.              nesses and organizations across the
businesses and organizations by Gov.                                                                                              state. The projects were judged on
Edward G. Rendell for adopting envi-       Maple Press won the award for               “It’s become a real trend to be a green    environmental protection, team-
ronmentally friendly practices and         its recent implementation of the            printer,” said Steve Brooks, prep/         work, public service, environmental
technologies, and working to revital-      THINKTech printing system, a pro-           press superintendent at Maple-Vail.        education and outreach, pollution
ize communities, reduce pollution          cess which dramatically reduces             “But, what we are doing is com-            prevention, economic impact, and
and educate the public on the benefits                                                                 pletely different. It’s    innovative technology.
of being good stewards of the state of                                                                 about being green and
Pennsylvania’s natural resources.                                                                      lean. THINKTech has        The Maple Press Co. is one of the two
                                                                                                       changed the way books      printing plants of The Maple-Vail
“What these businesses and orga-                                                                       are printed. The pro-      Book Manufacturing Group. Maple
nizations, and one inspiring educa-                                                                    cess allows printers to    Press, along with its sister plant in
tor, all have common is their ability      emissions and overall energy use.           reduce their energy costs and VOCs         Binghamton, N.Y., manufacturers
to view environmental challenges           The VOC emissions are now down              while increasing quality. It’s an entire   hardcover and papercover books in a
as opportunities to do things dif-         to 3 percent, a 90 percent reduction        manufacturing process and one that         wide range of trim sizes, bind styles
ferently,” said Governor Rendell           from previous levels. This process          our whole team is behind. We are           and run lengths. The business also
in announcing the recipients of            has resulted in the elimination of the      committed to doing what’s right for        provides distribution services from
the 2009 Governor’s Awards for             ovens and chillers normally needed          our industry and environment.”             three locations in central Pennsylvania
Environmental Excellence.“ Their           for web printing, reducing energy                                                      to offer complete book manufacturing
leadership is inspiring, and together      costs by 80 percent on the initial press.   This year, the Department of               and distribution services to a wide
we will continue to preserve and           Maple Press expects to annually save        Environmental Protection in Pa.            range of book publishers.



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