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November '12

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Cooley Chairman Celebrates Habitat Partnership Graphic films maker Avery Dennison Graphics Solutions, Painesville, Ohio, announces that it is supporting sign shop franchise firm SIGNARAMA's partnership with Habitat for Humanity by donating vehicle wrap materials for 14 Habitat for Humanity truck wraps. The wraps will drive awareness of Habitat for Humanity's mission in various communities across the U.S. Avery and SIGNARAMA are helping advance Habitat for Humanity's mission to build homes, communities and hope. SIGNARAMA announced a $250,000 partnership with Habitat for Humanity to help build and rehabilitate afford- able homes throughout the United States and around the world. Avery Dennison's donation of MPI 1005 Supercast Easy Apply RS with DOL 1360 gloss overlaminate will be used by SIGNARAMA franchises to wrap 14 Nissan vehicles over the next 12 months. Avery Supports SIGNARAMA- During the months of October and March, which are "Habitat for Humanity Months," all SIGNARAMA branches will donate 1 percent of all sign sales to Habitat for Humanity. Mutoh Field Technician 65 Years with Company Pawtucket, R.I.-based sign substrate maker Cooley Group proudly announces that its long- time Chairman, P. Robert Siener, Jr., recently celebrated 65 years with the company. Siener is one of the longest-serving active chairmen in the U.S. He has seen the Cooley Group evolve from a Rhode Island-based sign and awning manufacturer to a global designer, developer, and manufac- turer of high-performance, sustainable, engineered membranes designed for various industries. The most recent notable initia- tives include creating the engineered membrane that contained the 2010 Gulf oil spill, and designing Times Square's first solar- powered billboard. Siener joined Cooley in 1947 following his tours of duty with the U.S. Navy, including landing on Omaha Beach during the invasion of Normandy, and subsequently performing a tour of duty in the Pacific Theatre. He served as Cooley's President from 1960 to 2011, before assuming the role of Chairman of Cooley, where he now works alongside current President and CEO, Daniel Dwight. "I have been very fortunate to have worked with many outstanding, talented individuals," says Siener. "We have always been a chemistry company focused on taking truly talented people and focusing them on developing innovative solutions that perform beyond our customers' expectations. " GPA Gives Back to the Community Passes Away Large-format printer manufacturer Mutoh America, Phoenix, is saddened to announce the Sept. 20 passing of Charles "Chuck" Holland, a Mutoh field service engineer. Holland had been with Mutoh since 2003 where he was responsible for customer service and on-location support for Mutoh resellers. He is survived by his wife Teri and their dog, Maggie. Manager Brian Phipps. "When I started here almost eight years ago as the western regional sales manager, Chuck was one of the first to welcome me in. He was also the first to invite me to lunch with him. He told me he normally doesn't like sales people, but thought I might be different. I jokingly told him I normally don't hang around people that are so into Star Trek. We all lost a friend, a coworker, a comrade. Holland—who was diagnosed with cancer more than 10 years "I will always have fond memories of Chuck," says Mutoh General " ago and given only one month to live—would, every year on the anniversary of his diagnosis, send his doctor a greeting card to let him know he was alive and well. Correction Company Pro Vehicle Outlines Chicago-based specialty substrate provider GPA, announces that for the second year in a row more than 20 of its employees, friends and family members have volunteered their time at the Greater Chicago Food Depository. On August 18 the GPA group helped package 5,700 pounds of bulk elbow macaroni into 2,800 two-pound bags. They worked in groups to shovel the macaroni into bins, fill, weigh and close individual bags, then label and box them to be sent out. The bags are distributed to indi- viduals in need throughout Cook County, IL, including older adults, children, the working poor, single-parent fami- lies and the newly unemployed. The Greater Chicago Food Depository distributes 64 million pounds of food, including more than 21 million pounds of produce, to 650 pantries, soup kitchens and shel- ters in Cook County. Nearly 142,000 men, women and chil- dren turn to the Food Depository's network each week, and nearly 678,000 people turn to the network annually. In the September issue of Sign & Digital Graphics, in the story "Working with Vehicle Graphic Templates," a chart of Wraps Vehicle Template Resources listed incorrect information about Pro Vehicle Outlines. The correct information is reproduced here: Products Pro Vehicle Outlines 2012, online version available 16 • November 2012 • SIGN & DIGITAL GRAPHICS Web Site www.provehicleoutlines.com

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