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R&E Council Presents Annual Binding, Finishing & Distribution Seminar

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PARAMUS, N.J., January 13, 2003 – The latest information and strategic thinking about boosting post-press productivity will come together in one place at the 45th Annual Binding, Finishing & Distribution Seminar, Critical Trends in Web & Sheetfed Finishing and Distribution, sponsored by the Research & Engineering Council of the National Association for Printing Leadership. The seminar, to be held April 10-11, 2003, at the Marriott O’Hare in Chicago, offers post-press executives and employees insights into how they can maximize the efficiency, productivity, and profitability of their operations. “This is the industry’s premier conference for learning about the latest technologies impacting post-press productivity,” said Charles L. Dine, manager, Corporate Industrial Engineering, for Banta Corporation, Menasha, Wis., and chairman of the Binding, Finishing & Distribution Seminar. Informative presentations and interactive sessions provide “real-life” examples of how organizations are leveraging the newest technology to improve operations and show companies how they can grow their post-press capabilities in the future. Among the highlights is a keynote address on “Critical Trends Facing the Bindery,” presented by Peter Hanson, president of the Publication Group of Banta Corporation, and a tour of Booklet Bindery in Broadview, Ill., one of the leading bindery operations in the U.S. Among the Conference’s expert panels are: “Bindery/Productivity,” including a presentation on “Benchmarking the Bindery,” by Peter Doyle, operations manager of Action Printing, Fond du Lac, Wis. “Training Our Most Valuable Asset. . .Human Resources,” chaired by Dr. Twyla Cummings, graduate program direction, Rochester Institute of Technology, Rochester, N.Y. Material Handling/Distribution,” featuring a presentation on reconsolidation by Rick Kropski, vice president of Logistics, Perry Judd’s, Waterloo, Wis. “Supplier Technology Partners,” chaired by Robert St. Denis, president, St. Denis Enterprises, Effingham, Ill., and featuring technology presentations by leading vendors. Special presentations include: “Disaster Recovery,” by Frank Andorfer, vice president, Finishing Operations, for Quad Graphics, Lomira, Wis. “What’s Beyond Finishing; What Else Can the Printer Do?”, presented by Bill Lamparter, president, PrintCom Consulting Group, Waxhaw, N.C. “Twenty (or More) Tidbits To Take Away,” by Dennis Mason, president, Mason Consulting, Western Springs, Ill. The comprehensive scope of the seminar provides value for people in a range of job functions, including bindery managers, foremen, supervisors, and superintendents; distribution and warehouse managers; vice presidents of manufacturing; maintenance managers; industrial engineers; and project engineers. Seminar fees for members of NAPL, the R&E Council of NAPL, or the Binding Industries of America who register before February 28 are $550 for the first registrant and $450 for additional registrants (non-members: $650 for first registrant, and $550 for additional registrants). Fee for members registering after February 28 are $600 for first registrant, and $500 for each additional registrant (non-members: $700 for the first registrant, and $600 for additional registrants). For a detailed schedule of the seminar and registration information, call NAPL at (800) 642-6275, Option 3, or go online to www.napl.org.