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NAPL Praises Approval Of WCTC’s Printing Applied Technology Center

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PARAMUS, N.J., JUNE 8, 2005 – Joseph P. Truncale, president and chief executive officer of the National Association for Printing Leadership, hailed the recent approval for construction of a Printing Applied Technology Center (Printing ATC) at Waukesha County Technical College (WCTC) as “good news for the graphic communications industry.” Truncale noted that “to advance in today’s rapidly changing business environment, all segments of the graphic communications industry need to stay ahead of the technology curve. WCTC’s Printing Applied Technology Center significantly broadens the college’s importance as a destination and resource for innovative thinkers from throughout the graphic communications community to come together, learn, share ideas, and move the industry forward.” WCTC received approval on May 26, 2005, from the Wisconsin Technical College System Board to construct the 27,000-sq.-ft., $4-million center on its Pewaukee, Wis., campus. The Printing ATC will be adjacent to the college’s Harry V. Quadracci Printing and Graphics Center, home to NAPL’s Professional Development Department since the department relocated there from the Association’s Paramus, N.J. headquarters in March, 2005. NAPL Professional Development activities will move to the Printing ATC upon its completion. As a stakeholder in the project and a partner with the College, NAPL was invited to serve on the Printing ATC task force, along with other representatives from trade associations, graphic communications companies, educational institutions, and government. “This project was conceived through a partnership of printing, education, and government leaders,” said WCTC President Carol Brown. “That shared vision will help the center serve as a vehicle for driving job and technology growth in graphic communications.” According to WCTC, the Printing ATC will serve as a hub for companies, suppliers, services, equipment manufacturers, and academic institutions within the printing industry. The center will support product testing, applied research, technical training, industry seminars, and conferences, and house a year-round demonstration area. For more information on the Printing ATC, call Dean Flowers, WCTC associate dean of printing and publishing, at (262) 695-3401. For information on NAPL’s comprehensive slate of Professional Development programs, including a number of events at the WCTC facility and other convenient locations throughout the U.S., contact Susan Reif, NAPL senior director, Professional Development, at (800) 642-6275, ext. 1350.

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