Wisconsin and Pennsylvania Finalists in GATF/PIA Headquarters Search, Dallas Eliminated
Press release from the issuing company
September 24, 2003 -- The Executive Committee of the joint Graphic Arts Technical Foundation/Printing Industries of America (GATF/PIA) voted this past Friday to consider Pewaukee, Wisconsin and Sewickly, Pennsylvania as finalists in its search for a new location for their consolidated headquarters. In close voting, Dallas was eliminated.
Sewickly, Pennsylvania is the current home of GATF’s headquarters. The final vote will take place on November 16 in San Antonio.
Clearly behind the Pewaukee location, Quad/Graphics released a statement praising the decision:
"The proposed site is adjacent to the Harry V. Quadracci Printing and Graphics Center on the campus of Waukesha County (Wis.) Technical College (WCTC).
"As part of the metropolitan Milwaukee area, Pewaukee is an ideal site for the center. Metropolitan Milwaukee is the 10th-largest print market in the country (nearby Chicago is the largest) with nearly 20 percent of the country’s printing industry workers living within a five-hour drive of the area. Additionally, 80 percent of all U.S. printing company employees are within a two-hour flight."
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