June 2, 2003: KBA North America, a leading sheetfed offset press manufacturer, has announced that Children International, a Kansas City, Mo. based nonprofit organization, has installed a new KBA Rapida 105 41” six-color sheetfed press.
“We had been using a four-color Miller 38” sheetfed perfector press since 1967,” says Cathy Lewis, Director of Production at Children International. “We felt it was time to upgrade. We have grown so much in the last several years and we were beginning outsource our work to other printers. ”
In the spring of 2003, Children International installed a KBA Rapida 105 41” six-color sheetfed press with a perfector between the second and third unit. The new press will be used to print letterhead, sponsor communication, newsletters, contributor statements, photos and envelopes.
Established in 1936, Children International is a nonprofit organization with its headquarters in Kansas City, MO. Children International's programs benefit over 240,000 sponsored children and their families in ten countries around the world, including Childe, Colombia, the Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Guatemala, Honduras, India, Nepal, the Philippines and the United States. For more information about Children International, visit www.children.org
“We look forward to a successful partnership with Children International in their important mission,” says Ralf Sammeck, CEO of KBA. “Our Rapida 105 will allow Children International to continue to help needy children around the world and reach out to its sponsors.”
KBA North America is a leading supplier of sheetfed offset and digital presses located in Williston, Vermont. It is a member of the KBA Group, a leader in the manufacture of sheetfed, web-fed, and digital presses worldwide.
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