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14 • July 2018 • S I G N & D I G I T A L G R A P H I C S Gilman Brothers Becomes an SGP Silver Patron The Sayville, New York-based Sustainable Green Printing Partnership, a nonprofit organization that provides sustainability certification in the graphics communication industry, announces a new patron: The Gilman Brothers Co., which joins the nonprofit at the silver level. Gilman, Connecticut-based Gilman Brothers is a foam board manufacturer. The Gilman Brothers says it has long been a proponent of green manufacturing, making a plant-wide effort to reduce its carbon footprint by implementing sustainable practices in its manufacturing process. The company has reduced waste in its foamboard manufacturing process by recycling product content back into the product core. Second-grade material is used as dunnage, and the company has a shared pallet program in place with channel partners, reducing the number of new wood pallets needed. Gilman Brothers' EAGLECELL all-paper graphics board is packaged in cartons made from 100 percent recycled paper and shipped on pallets constructed of recycled paper. The company also recently hired John Uliano as its new operations manager. A manufacturing veteran, Uliano has particular expertise in the area of lean manufacturing. The Gilman Brothers Company is also certified by the Sustainable Forestry Initiative. The Sweet Smell of Outdoor Advertising Paris-based digital outdoor advertising company JCDecaux, which also does work throughout North America, announces a recent advertising campaign at some of its New York City bus shelters that featured the smell—literally, the smell—of cake. Shelters on the Upper West Side and East Village neighborhood were outfitted with special devices that released the smell of cake, all in the name of promoting Netflix's "Chef's Table." Christina Tosi, the owner of Momofuku Milk Bar and one of the leading pas- try chefs featured on the show, had a cake she made featured on the shelter ad's panel. The photo and the smell were designed to inspire passers-by to visit their nearest Milk Bar to satisfy their pastry cravings. When Tosi posted a photo of the advertisement on her Instagram account, she received nearly 20,000 "likes," according to JCDecaux. Mimaki USA Opens Midwest Technology Center Suwanee, Georgia-based Mimaki USA, makers of wide-format inkjet printers and cutters, announces the opening of its new Midwest Region Technology Center in Franklin, Wisconsin, just outside Milwaukee. Led by regional manager Ross Esenberg, the center will feature Mimaki sales, support and service teams and offer hands-on experience with the latest in digital inkjet printing technology, including UV curable, dye sublimation, latex, and solvent printing. The 16,585-square-foot facility will host solution demonstrations, dealer technician certification courses, end user software and applications training, open houses, and Microfactory events. A showroom is also available for visitors to view samples of the many types of appli- cations possible using Mimaki's printers and cutters. The technology center is located approximately 15 minutes from Milwaukee's General Mitchell International Airport at 4700 W. Ryan Road, Franklin, Wisconsin, 53132. The new center replaces the Shaumburg, Illinois, facility, which closed at the end of April. Four INX Employees Recognized with NAPIM Awards Schaumburg, Illinois-based ink manufacturer INX International announces that four of its employees were recently recognized by their peers at the 103rd annual National Association of Print Ink Manufacturers awards dinner. Joe Cichon, the company's vice president of manufacturing, received the prestigious Ault award and Michael Brice, Jonathan Graunke and Mark Hill took home the NAPIM Printing Ink Pioneer awards. According to NAPIM, the Ault award is considered the highest award that mem- bers of the ink industry can bestow on one of their peers. It was established in memory of L.A. Ault, an early leader in the industry and a founder of the Ault and Wiborg Co.

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