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Government Printing Sales Releases Annual Top 50 GPO Printers List

Press release from the issuing company

Chambersburg, PA - November 1, 2005 - Government Printing Sales has released its annual list of the 50 vendors who obtained the most dollar volume from the Government Printing Office (GPO) during the recently completed Federal Fiscal Year. For the third consecutive year, Monarch Litho, Inc. of Montebello, CA was the leader in awarded volume with more than $25.5 million. Monarch was followed by NPC, Inc. of Claysburg PA with slightly more than $24 million and Gateway Press, Inc. of Louisville, KY with nearly $19.5 million. Begun in 1974 in the garage of Robert Lopez with his brother George, Monarch Litho not only operates a 150,000 square foot plant at its California headquarters, but two other plants near El Paso, TX in Juarez , Mexico, and in Santa Teresa, New Mexico. It is currently the largest minority owned sheetfed printing company in the United States and produces work for some of the biggest companies in the world such as General Motors, Honda, Sony, Hewlett Packard, and Hallmark, along with its significant business for the Federal Government. NPC, formerly News Printing Company, began as a small publisher of local newspapers in central Pennsylvania and developed into a sophisticated firm with over 400 employees. Besides traditional offset printing, NPC supplies customer solutions through document conversion and composition, digital printing, mailing from an on-site postal facility, and fulfillment and distribution services. NPC is also one of the major suppliers to the United State Postal Service. Gateway Press has been a successful commercial printer along with producing work for the Federal Government for over 40 years. Founded by C.W. "Kit" Georgehead in 1950, Gateway is a high quality sheetfed and web printer employing more than 250 persons at its 175,000 square foot Kentucky home. Rounding out the Top 10 GPO vendors are Cenveo, Von Hoffmann Graphics, SourceLink, Fry Communications, McDonald & Eudy Printers, Quebecor World, and Banta. GPO offers Federal Agencies, along with Congress and Courts, procurement and job management services that result in cost effective production of printed documents. Over $400 million was awarded to private sector companies during the 2004-2005 Federal Fiscal Year which ran October 1 through September 30.