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Miami Magnet Company Moves To New Location
Expanded facility in Sunrise, Florida accommodates recent growth

Miami Magnet Company, an exclusive distributor of Master Magnetics, Inc. for The Magnet Source™ brand magnets, announced the relocation of their offices and warehouse operations to accommodate their recent growth.

Established in 1956, Miami Magnet Company is a leading distributor of all types of magnets, specializing in wide format flexible magnetic sheeting, strip, magnetic assemblies and rare earth magnets. offers the industry's widest magnetic sheeting at 42.125" and provides high-quality results for printing direct to magnet. Custom cutting and slitting is available.

Master Magnetics was founded in 1976 and located in Castle Rock, Colorado. Master Magnetics, Inc. manufactures and distributes all types of magnets and magnetic devices for commercial, consumer and industrial use.

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The new location is: Miami Magnet Company, 781 Shotgun Rd., Sunrise, Florida 33326. Phone 800-222-7846 - Local Ph. 954-473-1630 - fax: 954-473-1635. Email: miamimagnet@magnetsource.com.


Urgent News For Mailing Equipment Dealers
The use of the Intelligent Mail barcode (IMb) is required starting January 28, 2013 in order to maintain automation mail discounts, which can be significant. The Postal Service has been holding a series of webinars to assist mailers and mailing service providers with the switch from the POSTNET barcode to IMb. Recordings of those webinars can be listened to at their website. For more information, please contact Jim Workman at 1-800-910-4283 (ext. 710) or emailjworkman@printing.org.


Bay Copy Adds Toshiba To Its Product Line; Will Be South Shore's Premier Dealer
Bay Copy, a leading provider of digital document solutions, has recently been named as a Toshiba product dealer. The Toshiba product line complements the other manufacturers which Bay Copy represents, including Konica Minolta, Muratec and Lexmark. Bay Copy CEO Ray Belanger recently returned from a national dealer meeting in Las Vegas where he participated in an intensive program detailing the latest equipment and technology that Toshiba offers.

"Bay Copy will be Toshiba's main distributor in the South Shore/Eastern Massachusetts market as a Toshiba dealer," said Ted LeBlanc, Director of Sales, Eastern Division, Toshiba. "Ray is a new breed of dealer in our industry," he said, adding, "He is knowledgeable, adaptable and has always been at the forefront of technology."


Laird Plastics Becomes Gold SGP Patron
The Sustainable Green Printing Partnership (SGP), a non-profit organization providing sustainability certification in the graphic communications industry, announces the Gold Patronage of Laird Plastics, Boca Raton, Fla, the largest independent plastics distributor of North America.

By supporting SGP, Laird is aligning with an organization and its patrons that are devoted to encouraging and promoting participation in the worldwide movement to reduce environmental impact of printed materials and increase social responsibility.


Spicers Canada Chooses Presstek As Vender-Partner
Presstek, Inc. has signed a distribution agreement with Spicers Canada Ltd. to distribute Presstek's 34DI and 52DI digital offset presses. Vector FL52 CTP Systems and the consumables for these products. "Pressstek DI presses fit perfectly with our core operating values of supplying printers with solutions that enable them to grow their businesses while achieving environmental sustainability," said Evan Cambray, Spicers National Category Manager, Graphic Systems and Supplies. "The capabilities of Presstek DI presses align nicely with the trends we are seeing in the Canadian market toward a demand for affordable high quality short-run offset printing."


New International Member For Bindrite
In December 2012, Bindrite announced the latest addition to its membership, Librindice SA of Mexico, responsible for the markets of Mexico and Central America. Librindice represents the third International Member with dealers in Canada, Puerto Rico and now Mexico. Now Bindrite serves markets throughout all of North America, Central America and the Pacific Islands

Librindice was founded in 1941 by Mr. Harold Murray, to represent important brands like James Burn International, hardware for binders from Benson International, security paper Witcel, cardstock from Rexcel and paper covers from Fibermark. Now, third generation Marc and Oliver Murray own and manage the business.

Librindice is better known as Perfex document binding and protection systems. Bindrite is pleased to welcome Librindice into its family of dealers.


Advantage Supports Kids' Food Basket
In an effort to give back to its community, Advantage Sign Supply has selected Kids' Food Basket as its 2013 charity. Employees in Advantage's corporate office in Grand Rapids, MI can make monetary donations in exchange for wearing jeans on the last day of each month. Employee donations are matched by the company. Advantage has had high participation in the program since beginning its support of the charity in 2012. The funds donated by Advantage Sign Supply's 2012 contributions supplied 1,530 meals to children in the Grand Rapids, MI area.

Kids' Food Basket is a force for "Attacking Childhood Hunger in greater Grand Rapids." For more information on Kids' Food Basket, visit www.kidsfoodbasket.org


Advanced Print Technologies Taking On MGI Line
MGI Digital Graphic Technology has chosen Advanced Print Technologies as its distribution partner for the metropolitan New York City region, northern New Jersey and New England (including MA, CT, NH, VT, RI and ME). With headquarters in East Providence, RI, Advanced Print Technologies has been serving the offset market since 2003, delivering solutions for pre-owned equipment from manufacturers such as Komori, Mitsubishi, Heidelberg, Manroland, KBA and Ryobi. Advanced Print Technologies will handle sales and technical support for the entire MGI portfolio of digital solutions.

"After an exhaustive search for a digital manufacturer who really understands the challenges facing print service providers today, we are very pleased to now offer the MGI line," says Frederick T. Moss, Vice President of Marketing for Advanced Print Technologies.


NPTA Presents David S. McGehee With 2013 Stanley O. Styles Industry Award
NPTA is pleased to announce that David S. McGehee, President of Mac Papers, is the recipient of the 2013 Stanley O. Styles Industry Excellence Award, NPTA's highest honor.

"David McGehee and the Mac Paper family have truly distinguished themselves with their active engagement with customers and suppliers, coupled with equal amounts of integrity and enthusiasm for our business," said NPTA Chairman Don Clampitt of Clampitt Paper Co.

"David has been instrumental in the expansion of Mac Papers and Mac Paper Envelope Converters," said nominator David Milleman of Mac Papers. "He is passionate about our industry and a natural leader."

For more information on the annual scholarship program or NPTA, visit www.goNPTA.com.


Mueller Graphics Hires Dave Perszyk
Mueller Graphics says it is pleased to announce a new addition to their team, Dave Perszyk. Dave's role will be as an Application Specialist: Plate, Pressroom and Color. Dave has over 35 years of experience in sales and technical support, and will be instrumental in expanding our presence in the pressroom. In addition to supporting our current product offerings, Dave will also specialize in bringing new products to our portfolio. Mueller Graphic Supply has served the prepress, printing and imaging industries since 1982, and our family's roots in the industry go back 60 years. Mueller Graphic Supply has consistently ranked in the top 25 of women-owned businesses in the state of Wisconsin.


62 YEARS IN 2013 - And There's No Stopping The Oldham Group
The company was established in Springfield, IL in 1951 under the name of its founder-Arch Oldham. The initial focus was on printing supplies. In recent years, industrial supplies and equipment, digital printing, wide format equipment, banner and display media along with toner and inks have been added to the mix. To keep pace with rapid changes in the printing and publishing industry, Oldham formed an electronics division in 1989. And, in 2007, the company stepped over the line into wide format setting up a division that included a growing group of knowledgeable sales consultants and technicians. Today The Oldham Group has facilities in Springfield, IL, Itasca, IL, North Canton, OH, and Fort Worth, TX.


Graphic Arts Supply Company celebrates its 69th year... Who sez graphic arts are going away?
GASC was established in 1944 as the Davidson Sales and Service Agency; the west coast distributor for the Davidson line of printing equipment. In these 69 years, GASC has grown into a major provider of equipment, supplies, and service for printers in Oregon and SW Washington. GASC is a distributor for a number of major manufacturers including Baumfolder, Brackett, Challenge, Duplo USA, Rena, and others.


RJ Young Honors Rising Stars At Annual Company Meeting
The RJ Young Company held their annual company meeting set in a 1920's theme in Nashville, TN on Saturday January 26th where Columbus, MS was named Branch of the Year, Brantley Pearce Employee of the Year and Tim Williams received the highest honor of the night, the John T. Crunk Leadership Award. "Our company is dependent on the leadership and service that each employee contributes and because of Brantley, Tim and the team in Columbus, MS we were able to have a record year," said Chip Crunk, President & CEO of RJ Young Company. RJ Young Company grew by 13% to reach 89 million in 2012. Tim Williams, Sales Managers for Tupelo and Columbus, along with his Columbus, MS team played a big role in reaching that goal with 137% year over year growth.


Des Plaines Office Equipment's Les Rolsky Awarded
Les Rolsky of Schaumburg, a Senior Account Manager at Des Plaines Office Equipment recently received the James Ballee Award from the Greater O'Hare Association as their Most Outstanding Member of 2012.

Rolsky and DPOE are members of the Greater O'Hare Association, a not-for-profit, volunteer-driven business association dedicated to growing and sustaining the regional business community. Its membership is more than 700 and ranges from major corporations to home-based businesses in more than 80 Chicago area communities.

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