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November '19

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12 • November 2019 • S I G N & D I G I T A L G R A P H I C S Roland DGA Launches New Program to Allow User Upgrades Irvine, California-based Roland DGA, the U.S. division of the Japan-based printer company, announces its new "TrueVIS Value-Up Program," offering current owners of Roland TrueVIS VG series wide-format printer/ cutters the opportunity to upgrade the print durability guarantees, capabilities and cutting power of their existing machines. The company says that the upgrade enables TrueVIS VG-640 and VG-540 owners to make their printer/cutters compatible with the latest TR2 inks, print/cut functionalities, and other improve- ments of Roland's recently launched TrueVIS VG2 series. The TrueVIS Value-Up Program gives VG owners access to several VG2 advantages, including TR2 ink compatibility with certified print results on 3M and Avery Dennison media, a wider color gamut with ultra- vivid "True Rich Color" enhancement, new cutting and automated mainte- nance capabilities, advanced productivity and efficiency features, and much more. US LED Employees Run to Fight Breast Cancer Employees at Houston-based US LED turned out at Sam Houston Park in their hometown to participate in the "Race for the Cure," as part of National Breast Cancer Awareness Month. The Race for the Cure is an annual fun run/walk event held in communities all over the country to benefit the Susan G. Komen For the Cure Foundation. This is the third year that US LED employees have participated in the race, according to marketing manager Norman Kirby. He says the tradition began when one of the company's employees was diagnosed with breast cancer and ulti- mately beat it. There are about 20 employees who participated in Saturday's run, he says. The company employs just over 50. The company prides itself on helping its community whenever it can, Kirby says. "US LED strives to build a culture of giving back to the community that's made us successful," he says. "Our collaborative environment promotes activities and philanthropic efforts that engage employees with community members. It offers us opportuni- ties to bond, share personal values, and act toward common goals that drive change." Madico Acquires Canadian Distributors Tampa Bay, Florida-based Madico, manufacturers of laminating and coating solutions and window films sold into a variety of industries, announces the opening of two new service centers that will offer factory direct distribution in Canada. The company has purchased two Canadian distributors—Courage Distributing Inc. and Window Film Systems—and formed a new entity: Madico Canada. Founded by brothers Todd and Trent Courage in 1993, Courage Distributing has long distributed window film, paint protection film and accessories and was inducted into the Window Film Hall of Fame in 2015, receiving the Award of Excellence for their dealer ser- vice and support as well as their philanthropic endeavors. All of its employees, including the two founding brothers, will be joining Madico Canada. Banner Ups Expands with New Partnership Wellington, Ohio-based Banner Ups, makers of adhesive grommet tabs for banners, announces that it has entered into a strategic partnership with Columbia, Illinois-based Budnick Converting Inc., one of the nation's leading converters of adhesive tapes and flexible materials. Budnick has been a supplier partner of Banner Ups for more than 25 years. Banner Ups' operations will move from Ohio into Budnick's new 100,000-square-foot converting facil- ity in Columbia. The companies say the partnership and facility expansion opens Banner Ups customers to Budnick's vast converting capabilities, adhesive tape offering, and expanded inventory resources.

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