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KBA Presents Press Model to Graphic Packaging, 500th Large Format Press

Press release from the issuing company

January 8, 2004 -- KBA North America, a leading sheetfed offset press manufacturer based in Williston, VT, has presented Graphic Packaging Corporation, Lumberton, N.C. with a hand-made replica of its new eight-color Rapida 162  64" sheetfed press with coater, perfector, and extended delivery. Mike Doss, vice president of operations for Graphic Packaging, accepts the printing press model from Steve Listro, KBA’s sales representative. In the background is a display of the many packaging products printed by Graphic Packaging. The new KBA Rapida eight-color press at Graphic Packaging was a monumental order for KBA, in that it was the firm’s 500th order for a large format sheetfed press. Graphic Packaging installed the press in August 2003. Graphic Packaging International Corporation is the leading supplier of folding carton packaging for consumer products companies in the United States.The company has approximately over 9,000 full time employees, one recycled paperboard mill, two SUS mills, and over 30 converting locations worldwide. KBA North America is a leading supplier of sheetfed offset and digital presses located in Williston,VT. It is a member of the KBA Group, a leader in the manufacture of sheetfed offset, digital offset, web offset,rotogravure directory, security, and newspaper presses.