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PIA releases handbook on plant layout and facility design

Press release from the issuing company

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, - Printing Industries of America is pleased to announce another asset that will help printers boost efficiency and improve profits--Printing Plant Layout and Facility Design, Third Edition by A. John Geis.

John Geis writes a handbook that is a necessity for any project manager seeking to expand their print shop, move to another building, rearrange an old plant, or start a printing plant from scratch. Printing Plant Layout and Facility Design is broken up into six different sections that escort the user from the initial planning phases to the way materials are handled.

They are:
Planning Printing Plant Size
Planning Printing Layout Essentials
Facility Specifications: Operational Area
Facility Specifications: Support Services
Office Areas and Activities Relationships
Materials Handling

This book will help guide nearly every layout decision. From the obvious (where to place the press and prepress areas) to the seemingly unimportant detail (having trucks circulate counterclockwise because the driver has better visibility while turning left). All the information is presented in an easy-to-digest manner. Any unusual vocabulary is defined while simplistic, yet informative, graphs and diagrams are integrated into the book to help communicate ideas. Printing Plant Layout and Facility Design is a must-have for anyone looking to build a superior printing plant.

Printing Plant Layout and Facility Design (ISBN 088362651-9) is available from Printing Industries Press online store for $75 for members and $99 for non-members.