From The Editor: In-plants Are Thriving
Whenever a company starts a new in-plant from scratch, it's great news for the rest of our industry. It shows the world that outsourcing is not the trend that defines the in-plant industry—that companies and organizations see lots of value in starting up new in-plants.
Hobby Lobby brought its in-plant to life just five years ago, and it hasn't stopped growing since. Now up to 14 employees, it has added lots of new equipment, including a five-color offset press and an HP Indigo digital color press (see story in this issue).
Bob has served as editor of In-plant Impressions since October of 1994. Prior to that he served for three years as managing editor of Printing Impressions, a commercial printing publication. Mr. Neubauer is very active in the U.S. in-plant industry. He attends all the major in-plant conferences and has visited more than 170 in-plant operations around the world. He has given presentations to numerous in-plant groups in the U.S., Canada and Australia, including the Association of College and University Printers and the In-plant Printing and Mailing Association. He also coordinates the annual In-Print contest, co-sponsored by IPMA and In-plant Impressions.