Laird Plastics Recognizes Sustainability -- For The Environment And For Profitability
In 2012, Laird became a gold level patron of the Sustainable Green Printing Partnership (SGP). Brett Thompson, Director of Environmental Affairs for Laird Plastics recently shared his story about Laird's sustainability journey and the role that SGP plays in this endeavor. See More/Less
Laird's journey started in late 2006 and early 2007. By 2008, Laird's Market Development Team realized they needed to address the issue head on, and formed an Environmental Steering Committee to develop future environmental strategies. In January 2009, Laird created a business unit (Laird Plastics Recycling- Environmental - Consulting or L P R E C) dedicated to plastic recycling and sustainable supply chain management.
Thompson stated, "Aside from profitability, there were two main objectives. The first was to improve the public perception of plastics and educate our customers about the recyclability and sustainability of plastics. This would include conveying end user concerns upstream into our vendor base, while relaying manufacturing capabilities or limitations downstream. The second objective was to develop an efficient infrastructure that could accommodate the recycling needs of 57 Laird locations and our customers."
Laird recognizes that this is a journey without end. Raising public awareness and providing transparency to the process raises the bar for all. Working with the Sustainable Green Printing Partnership Program complements Laird's business strategy.
For a look at the complete Laird Plastics Interview, please visit www.sgppartnership.org/patrons/leaders-in-sustainability.
names Roosevelt Mesidor as Service Technician
Mesidor brings more than 16 years of experience as a certified technician to his post; prior to joining Bay Copy he worked with Konica Minolta in Newton as a Field Service Technician.
Spicers Named A Gold
Reseller For The Canadian Graphic Communications Market For Kodak
Kodak has named Spicers Canada Limited a Gold Reseller for its portfolio of commercial imaging solutions throughout Canada. Spicers is a long-standing Canadian reseller of Kodak's industry-leading Unified Workflow Solutions, such as KODAK PRINERGY Workflow, KODAK CTP Systems, and KODAK Plates, Consumables and Services. The expanded, Gold Reseller, relationship will enable Spicers to offer a broader range of solutions including packaging solutions such as KODAK FLEXCEL NX Products and Digital Printing Solutions.
"In Kodak we have a respected and trusted partner united with Spicers in a common focus on the strength that exists within Canada's commercial print market," said Cory Turner, President, Spicers Canada Limited. "By working closely together, I am very confident both companies will create relevant solutions that will make positive contributions to our customers' ongoing success."
LDI Color Toolbox
Partners With Samsung To Serve Business Customers
"We are delighted to be partnering with LDI Color ToolBox and their experienced team of industry professionals who really share Samsung's conviction in the potential for copy, scan, send and print technology to positively impact customers' bottom line," said Tod Pike, Senior Vice President at Samsung's Enterprise Business Division . "This is a significant milestone for Samsung"
Des Plaines Office
Equipment (DPOE) Names Gary Lemke Sales Manager
"We're more than pleased to welcome Gary to our fine team of professionals," said Chip Miceli, President of DPOE. "His extensive industry background, knowledge and estimable skill set make him the perfect person to fill this pivotal role within our organization."
Save Time - Register
Online For PacPrint13
There's no need to join the registration queue at the Melbourne Convention & Exhibition Centre however; if you're intending to visit the leading print and graphic communications show in the region, you can register online from today by going to www.pacprint.com.au and simply clicking on the "Register Now" tab.
PacPrint13 will be the complete sourcing platform for Australia's graphic communication and printing industries, showcasing the latest in everything from pre-press, printing, design and finishing to augmented reality and printed electronics and, through co-location with the VIIE show, a broad selection of sign and display solutions.
BTA Dealer Association
Hosts District Events
They are not convention center-type events, but are smaller and more intimate in nature, with between 60 to 80 attendees and an average of 30 table-top exhibitors. BTA's district events provide many opportunities for dealers to interact with one another and with exhibitors.
BTA's districts will host five events in 2013. During each event, the focus will be on providing leading-edge educational opportunities in relaxing, welcoming venues. Make plans today to attend one of BTA's 2013 district events. The next upcoming BTA District Event will be BTA Mid-America District Event - June 17-18, 2013 - Chicago, IL. For more information visit www.bta.org.
Plaines Office Equipment (DPOE) Names Jessica Talbot To Position Of Marketing
Chip Miceli, President of DPOE (Des Plaines Office Equipment), said, "We are pleased to welcome Jessica to the DPOE family. Increasingly, our social media presence becomes a critical means of communicating with clients and colleagues, and Jessica brings a great blend of creativity and experience to her role here."
The Oldham Group And
Bay Copy Announces
Israel Rivera As Warehouse Clerk
"Issie is a wonderful addition to our team," said Belanger. "His remarkable work ethic and can-do attitude has already made a great impact."