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Trend Offset Printing Honors Kodak as 2007 Vendor of the Year

Press release from the issuing company

LOS ALAMITOS, CA (October 17, 2007) — For the third time this decade, Kodak has earned Vendor of the Year designation by Trend Offset Printing. Kodak was honored at a recent awards ceremony near the Southern California headquarters of Trend Offset Printing, one of the leading full-service commercial printers in North America.
"This award is evaluated against a defined set of criteria that recognizes the important roles that vendors play in our ongoing success," said Warren Dow, President/CEO of Trend Offset Printing.
"Characteristics of selected companies include providing total care and commitment throughout our organization, taking the time to understand our business model, and helping us drive efficiencies to improve our bottom line. Every person we work with from Kodak brings this mindset and serves as an extension of our in-house team."
Dow pointed out the essential nature of "bottom up" communication between personnel at Trend and its honored vendors.
"From ongoing dialogues with customer service and technical support staff, solutions and problem-solving ideas presented by sales representatives, to strategic planning discussions with senior management, companies we select such as Kodak have people who take the time to listen and speak to everyone, from the manufacturing floor to the CEO's office," he said. "That's critical to helping us continually take our multi-faceted, growing company to the next level."
Trend Offset Printing specializes in web offset printing of publications, magazines, newspapers, catalogs, advertising and government communications. Each of its three regional locations in Los Alamitos, CA; Carrollton, TX; and Jacksonville, FL; feature high quality printing capabilities that include heat-set, open web, perfect binding, saddle stitching, complete prepress, and full mailing services with inkjet printing. Trend delivers a national platform of customer-focused print solutions by replicating best practices at its plants across the country, including utilizing the Kodak Prinergy Workflow System throughout its network of facilities.
"The group from Kodak frequently assesses our processes to ensure we're taking full advantage of all the available features and functionalities within our workflow," Dow said. "We appreciate their efforts in extending their knowledge beyond our operation to include our customers as we strive for ongoing enhancements in how we work together."
Other Kodak products at Trend include solutions for digital proofing and computer-to-plate.
"Trend Offset Printing's unique combination of capabilities, experience and expertise has placed them among the forefront in the markets they serve," said Kevin Joyce, Managing Director, United States and Canada Region, Kodak's Graphic Communications Group. "Under the account leadership of Rod Wilhelms and his team at Kodak, we're pleased to have played a part in Trend's growth and are honored to receive Vendor of the Year status for the third time."