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Management Plus Hall Of Fame Award Goes To Flower City Printing

Press release from the issuing company

PARAMUS, N.J., JANUARY 27, 2004 – The National Association for Printing Leadership (NAPL) has bestowed the highest honor in its Management Plus competition, The William K. Marrinan Hall of Fame Award, on Flower City Printing, Inc., Rochester, N.Y. One of the leading large format printers in the U.S., Flower City Printing (FCP) has earned numerous industry awards, including nine consecutive Management Plus awards from 1994 to 2002, including seven Gold Awards, one Silver, and one Merit. “Flower City Printing earned this prestigious honor through its consistent and comprehensive record of management excellence in all operational areas,” said Joseph P. Truncale, NAPL president and CEO, in announcing this award. “I and everyone at NAPL extend our sincere congratulations.” Wayne Scheible, CEO and chair of FCP, will accept the Award on behalf of the company at a special Management Plus Awards banquet on Feb. 26, 2004, during NAPL’s Top Management Conference in Naples, Fla. The annual NAPL Management Plus award program is sponsored by Compass Capital Partners, MAN Roland, and American Printer magazine. (See related press release for a complete listing of 2003 Management Plus Award winners.) Flower City Printing, Inc. (FCP) is one of the leading large format printers in the United States. The award-winning company produces high-quality printing for the display, packaging, carton, and commercial color markets. It provides point-of-sale, point-of-purchase, packaging/folding cartons, label, commercial, top sheets, and litho labels for a number of nationally recognized companies, including Kodak, American Greetings, Sara Lee, Ralph Lauren, and Corningware. The company has made substantial investments in equipment, buildings, and employees to support its substantial growth and expansion. FCP operates three plants—a 136,000-sq.-ft. facility and a recently expanded 100,000-sq.-ft. facility in Rochester and a 30,000-sq.-ft. plant in Winston-Salem, N.C., where it also maintains an additional Sales office. FCP has maintained technological leadership since its founding in 1970. The company was among the first to obtain six-color presses, laser scanners, in-line aqueous coating, vegetable-based inks (to eliminate alcohol), and wide-format presses in the large 47” x 64” size. All FCP products and processes are covered by ISO 9000 procedures and the company has operated as a Beta test site for several new prepress and pressroom software and equipment.