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Champion Industries Announces Hurricane Katrina Update

Press release from the issuing company

HUNTINGTON, W.Va., Sept. 6 -- Champion Industries, Inc. today announced that its Consolidated Graphics Division's New Orleans, Louisiana printing plant is closed as a result of Hurricane Katrina. Company officials have been unable to determine the extent of damage to the facility, which is currently without power or communication capability. The Division's Baton Rouge, Louisiana printing and warehousing facility has sustained some wind and water damage, but is fully functional and is operating in an effort to serve its customers in their recovery from the storm. Marshall T. Reynolds, Chief Executive Officer and Toney K. Adkins, President and Chief Operating Officer of Champion stated: "Hurricane Katrina has dealt the Gulf Coast region a tragic blow. These are our neighbors, employees, customers and friends. We pray for them and their safety, and the entire region's recovery."