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PIANKO Celebrates National Award, Heidelberg Donates a Press

Press release from the issuing company

BELLEFONTAINE, OH—The Printing Industries Association Serving Northern Kentucky and Ohio (PIANKO) in conjunction with Heidelberg USA and the Ohio Hi-Point Career Center will be celebrating a national award and the donation of a Heideilberg Press to the career center this Wed., Oct. 8. Ryan Turnmire, a recent graduate of Urbana High School and Ohio Hi-Point Career Center, spent a week in Kansas City Missouri recently competing in the 39th annual SkillsUSA/VICA National Leadership and Skills Conference, where he took First Place in the graphic communication category of the competition. “The printing community in Ohio is very proud of Ryan and his accomplishment and we’re happy to see Heideilberg contributing to the future of print education,” said Anita Herington, president of PIANKO. Heidelberg is donating a two-color press to the Hi-Point program to use for one year.The open house to celebrate Turnmire’s accomplishment and the donation of the press will take place Oct. 8 at the Hi-Point Career Center Student Restaurant, the Sloan Inn at 11:30 a.m.Those in attendance at the open house will include representatives from Heideilberg, PIANKO, the Ohio Graphic Communications Committee, local dignitaries and Turnmire. “We’re excited about the possibilities this press will bring,” said Tom Carrig, graphic communications instructor at Ohio Hi-Point Career Center. “This will provide a wonderful boost to our graphic communications program.” On June 26,Turnmire and more than 4,000 other students from all 50 states and three territories competed in 75 contests in what is considered to be the “largest single day of corporate volunteerism in America,” valued at $25 million in time and resources. He won the regional competition (www.ohioskillsusa.org) and state competition in April 2003 to earn a berth at the national competition. SkillsUSA/VICA is the national organization for students in trade, industrial, technical, and health occupations education. Ohio has the largest membership of any member state or territory, and maintains quite a presence at the annual national conference. For more information about SkillsUSA/VICA, visit them online at www.skillsusa.org. For a complete list of winners from all the competitions, go online to www.skillsusa.org/winners.html. Printing Industries Association, Inc. serving northern Kentucky and Ohio (PIANKO) serves about 500 commercial printing companies and suppliers to the industry in its service area. With headquarters in Westerville, Ohio, the association also operates offices in Broadview Heights and Cincinnati. PIANKO is an affiliate of the national Printing Industries of America/Graphic Arts Technical Foundation, the largest graphic arts association in the world. To learn more about PIANKO, visit www.pianko.org.