Goss International donates printing equipment to new Publishing Innovation Center at West Virginia University
Press release from the issuing company
November 29, 2007 - Goss International has announced its association with the West Virginia University Institute of Technology (WVU). A new Publishing Innovation Center at the WVU site has been established and has received donations of laboratory equipment from Goss International, including apparatus to help with ink, dampening solution, paper and engineering analysis.
The Publishing Innovation Center has been designed to attract, prepare, and retrain individuals in publishing and newspaper careers in conjunction with the University's Department of Printing and the Newspaper Operations Advisory Committee.
Jack Nuckols, chair of the Department of Printing comments, "We are very proud to have unveiled our new Innovation Center which will be a valuable addition for our current and future newspaper and publishing students. Providing some of the best facilities in the region, it will also be used as a continuing education center for national industry training and research and a multi-use site for the rest of the campus and the surrounding community."
The Innovation Center will be a showplace for the mechanics of printing and publishing production featuring current and innovative technology. There is a meeting space with multimedia presentation capability, a 75-seat electronic auditorium, four laboratories - including a press operation simulation lab, ink testing and research lab and a newspaper web press training lab - as well as additional classroom space.
Goss Community presses were donated to West Virginia University in 1989 and 2001. Goss International continues to support these donations and the university, holding training seminars regularly and providing lecturers and curriculum support.
Ragy Isaac, director of print quality at Goss International comments, "Since our initial involvement with the University, we have developed a good working relationship and understanding of what WVU is striving to achieve. This new Innovation Center will undoubtedly become a center of excellence within the newspaper education sector in North America. We are committed to supporting educational and training programs across the United States and around the world and we are particularly pleased to have been involved with this latest groundbreaking project."
Nuckols concludes, "Aligning ourselves with leaders in the printing industry demonstrates our commitment to both the students, in terms of the quality and relevance of their education, and the industry as a whole. Our relationship with Goss International has been a great partnership and we look forward to our continued collaboration in the future."
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