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12 New England Printing Companies Honored

Press release from the issuing company

SOUTHBOROUGH, Mass. (Nov. 11, 2008) - Twelve graphic communications companies from across New England were recognized for many years of continuous membership in Printing Industries of New England at the trade association's annual membership banquet, which was attended by nearly 300 people from throughout the region.

Three companies were honored for 50 years of continuous membership in New England's largest trade association for graphic communications firms and nine were honored for 25 years of continuous membership.

George H. Dean Co. of Braintree, Mass., Hanson Printing Company of Brockton, Mass., and Queen City Printers of Burlington, Vt. received 50-year plaques.

Ken Michaud, chief executive officer of the George H. Dean Co., had high praise for PINE in recognition of its 50-year membership.

"The printing industry has changed considerably over the years, but one thing has remained constant for us, and that is PINE," Michaud said. "We view the trade association as a valuable resource to assist our business and to help us be more efficient in many phases of our operation. We've reaped many rewards and friendships from our membership over the years and expect to keep doing so in the future."

Nine firms earn 25-year awards

Nine companies, all based in Massachusetts, were honored for 25 years of continuous membership. They are Alden-Hauk Inc., Everett; American Printing & Envelope Co., Auburn; Concepts Unlimited, Acton; Gangi Printing Inc., Somerville; Gateway Graphics Corp., Revere; Minute-Man Printing Corp., Concord; New England Art Publishers, Inc., North Abington; Superior Offset Repair & Supply, Saugus; and Travers Printing Company, Gardner.

Event is largest industry gathering in New England

For the second year in a row, PINE's Industry Awards Gala attracted the largest gathering of industry professionals from across New England's $12 billion print marketplace. Nearly 300 people attended to honor individual and other company achievements including winners in PINE's growing Awards of Excellence print competition. That competitive program drew 325 submissions from 47 member companies.