A Note from Marty Ochs
Here are some of the latest paper and printing industry updates. Demand is exceeding the supply of Paper Products especially in the fine printing and label paper market. We are now seeing some catch up along with strict allocations and long lead times. Planning and Paying All of your BILLS is the key to success!

The Paper Mills are not able to keep up with demand in the uncoated and coated free sheet market. We are seeing companies like ND Paper get out of the lightweight coated groundwood paper for publications and catalogs which will drive customers to digital media and hurt the large printing companies like Quad Graphics in Wisconsin! 

Marty Ochs
De Pere's Impressive Manufacturing Corridor
I recommend that you exit Scheuring Road in De Pere and go east to American Boulevard just past RR Donnelley and go south. You will see a MEGA Industrial Park with companies focused on the 5P, Converting and Manufacturing Industries. 
Currently, Georgia Pacific (photo at right) is building a 1.1 million square foot distribution center. In addition, the park has a number of large national companies along with some very innovative smaller companies doing business worldwide. 
 Bedford Paper
Campbell Wrapper Corporation
Cloveridge Converting
Durr Magtec LLC
Flyer Tech Nonwovens
Green Bay Packaging
Harper Corporation – America
 Infinity Machine & Engineering
MAFLEX America, Inc.
Print to Rigid in Any Size
In the words of our esteemed colleague Marty Ochs: What if I told you … That there are reasonably priced, rigid printing and cutting systems that can print on anything from a name tag all the way up to 4’ x 8’ sheets of anything rigid? Well, almost anything rigid … and yes you can! Your GBIG member Big Systems features multiple lines of flatbed printers for HP, Mimaki and Xanté. 
Sure Controls, 40 N981 Tower View Drive,
Greenville, will hold an open house from 11am-6pm Thursday, Aug. 4, with a cook-out, networking, tours and demonstrations on robotics, data acquisition, and troubleshooting with web handling using a roll doctor winder tool. Lunch starts at noon. Stop by when it works best! 
The expansion of Neway Packaging’s Wisconsin building is now complete! We invite you to join us on Thursday, August 11, anytime between 7:30 am and 4:30 pm at 1882 Commerce Drive, De Pere. View live demonstrations of packaging equipment and take advantage of show specials.

Discounts on equipment and supplies for orders placed on the same day will also be available.
Throughout the day there will be raffles, giveaways, food and drink.

GBIG will hold a Printing Showcase on Sept. 27 at the Stadium View Bar and Conference Center in Green Bay. The event is for professionals who rely on:
  • Flexographic printing at high speeds on substrates including paper and film.
  • Digital for variable data flexibility and high quality where strong growth continues.
  • Rotogravure for high volumes, a workhorse technology in packaging and more.
  • Wide web, and display graphics, from branding to pre-press and large formats.
  • Offset printing for sheet-fed and web applications.

A number of electrical problems can create hazardous conditions for your crew and machinery, including short circuits, overloaded circuits, and more. As in all aspects of workplace safety, regular maintenance systems and preventive maintenance of circuit breakers will help keep workers safe while avoiding expensive breakdowns and costly repairs.

Quad Plus can help. Contact Jim Woulf at (920) 515-4155 or jwoulf@quadplus.com. Ask about routine maintenance and testing which are easier to deal with than unexpected downtown.
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