From: Tory Duncan (email@example.com)
Date: Tue Apr 18 2000 - 13:10:57 CDT
July 13, 2000 "PRINT 2000 Summit," a Five State Printing Trade
Conference and Vendor Fair - Nebraska, Iowa, Missouri, Kansas and South
Hosts: University of Nebraska at Omaha, the Nebraska Business
Development Center, and the Nebraska Printers Project.
For the first time ever, a five-state Printing Trade Conference and
Vendor Fair will be held at the Holiday Inn and Convention Center, in
Omaha, Nebraska, Thursday, July 13, 2000.
Plans are now set to bring this event, "PRINT 2000 Summit," to the
lithographic printing industry throughout Nebraska, Iowa, Missouri,
Kansas and South Dakota. Technical and environmental issues affect
printing operations of all sizes. This conference will bring views from
technical assistance providers, and trade people. Regulatory issues,
such as, obtaining regulatory assistance, how to talk to a regulator,
and how EPA and OSHA regulations affect the printing trade, will be a
strong focus of this event.
Presentations will focus on productivity and efficiency improvements,
funding options available through state and federal avenues, new
technologies that are making a strong impact on this industry, and
finally, regulatory concerns that affect every printing operation
regardless of size.
Gary Jones, Manager of the Graphic Arts Technical Foundations'
Environmental, Health and Safety (EHS) Division, will deliver the
keynote address during the conference. The presentation called
"Environmental Regulations for the New Millennium - A Model for
Printers." This presentation will focus on the new emerging approach
being taken by the Environmental Protection Agency and state agencies to
develop and implement innovative regulations and regulatory systems.
Productivity and efficiency sessions will talk about waste sources,
employee training and cross training, best management practices, plant
layout options and quality process controls. Funding options will touch
on business plans, understanding the Small Business Administration,
grant funding for training and economic development, loan funds and tax
rebates, E-Business, and how to obtain government printing contracts.
New technology discussions will focus on waterless printing, new
chemistries, such as solvents, inks and fountain solutions. Computer-to
plate processes, silver-free imaging, and CO2 blast cleaning
Regulatory breakout sessions are the fourth track in this conference. In
this constantly changing industry, not only are new technologies being
brought in, but new rules and regulations are entering the business
along with these new trends and technologies.
Gary Jones of GATF, along with Deb Jacobson of the Printers National
Environmental Assistance Center, will preside over several breakout
sessions discussing additional regulatory information related to the
The University of Nebraska at Omaha, the Nebraska Business Development
Center, and the Nebraska Printers Project are hosting this event. The
Nebraska Printers Project is actively working with the printing trade to
develop a better understanding of pollution prevention opportunities,
waste reduction options, and additional issues that printers face in
The Printing Industries of the Midlands (PIM), the Greater Omaha Chapter
of the International Publishing Management Association (IPMA), and the
Omaha Club of Printing House Craftsmen provide additional sponsorship.
For more information or registration details, contact Tory Duncan, with
the Nebraska Printers Project, at 402-595-3812, or email him at
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