New In-plant Blends Education With Production
By building an in-plant from scratch, Lufkin Independent School District is both preparing students for employment and saving money.
By Bob Neubauer
When the Lufkin Independent School District decided to create an in-plant at its Lufkin, Texas-based high school, it went all out.
First it hired Brian Crews, who had spent the previous 10 years running the in-plant and graphic arts instructional program for the Gladewater School District, an hour and a half away. Then it installed new prepress, offset and finishing gear worth close to $600,000, including computer-to-plate (CTP) equipment and two-color presses.