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16 • November 2017 • S I G N & D I G I T A L G R A P H I C S Foster Releases 2018 Catalog Montgomeryville, Pennsylvania-based Foster—a manufacturer of cutters and trimmers for wide- format sign making and display graphics pro- duction, as well as a complete line of lifters for handling the large media rolls used in grand- and large-format printing—announces the release of its 2018 catalog. The 40-page catalog is a reference document detailing the many devices available from Foster dealers throughout North and South America. While the new catalog focuses on products available in the Americas, the company's products are distributed worldwide through a network of qualified graphic arts equipment dealers. Copies may be requested at Sustainable Green Printing Partnership Recertifies 10 Facilities The Sayville, New York-based Sustainable Green Printing Partnership, a nonprofit organization that provides sustainability certification in the graphics communication industry, announces re- certifications for 10 facilities across the United States and Canada. The facilities recertified this year include: Cartamundi, East Longmeadow, Massachusetts; Consolidated Printing, Chicago, Illinois; Emmerson Packaging, Amherst, Nova Scotia, Canada; GFX International, Grayslake, Illinois; Image Options, Foothill Ranch, California; One Touchpoint-Berman Printing, Cincinnati, Ohio; Starflex Packaging, Pointe-Aux-Trembles, Quebec, Canada; U.S. Government Publishing Office, Washington, D.C.; Walle Corp., Winchester, Kentucky; and Walmart Print Solutions, Bentonville, Arkansas. In other SGP news, printing ink giant Sun Chemical of Parsippany, New Jersey, announces that it has become a silver patron of the Sustainable Green Printing Partnership. In becoming a silver patron, Sun Chemical says it recognizes SGP's continued role in advancing the sustainable printing practices in both the print and buying communities. 3M Establishes Global Relief Fund to Aid in Disaster Recovery St. Paul, Minnesota-based 3M announces its establishment of a Global Relief Fund to support communities affected by the recent spate of natural disasters. The company says the fund, which this fall alone will total more than $3.5 million in cash and product donations, is meant to help those communities currently dealing with crises and to establish a base for future relief efforts. Hurricanes Harvey and Irma hit areas with 3M operations in Texas and Florida. The company reacted quickly, with immediate cash support and a program to match donations from 3M employees and retirees. Then when Hurricane Maria struck Puerto Rico, where 3M has an office dedicated to sales, technical and marketing operations. On top of all that, multiple earthquakes have devastated areas in Mexico. The company says the investment will help provide relief for Latin America, including areas hit by the Mexico earthquakes and Hurricane Maria, through Direct Relief, MAP International, and local Mexican and Puerto Rican organizations in collaboration with 3M Mexico and 3M Puerto Rico. INX International Aids Hurricane Victims Schaumburg, Illinois-based INX International announces that it has teamed up with Wisconsin-based CannedWater4Kids (CW4K) to send a rush delivery of drinking water to help in the Hurricane Harvey disaster relief efforts. The two entities sent a truckload of 52,800, 12-ounce cans of fresh, purified water to a Red Cross Distribution Center near Houston. Hurricane Harvey made landfall for the first time on August 25 and landed a devastating blow to the Gulf Coast of Texas. A multiple-day event, the Category 4 storm with 130 mph winds was the most powerful hurricane to hit the U.S. in more than a decade. Damage caused by the high winds, torrential rains and record flooding displaced more than 30,000 people and prompted more than 17,000 rescues. GSG Offers T-Shirts to Aid Storm Victims Dallas-based GSG (Graphic Solutions Group), a supplier to the screen, sign, digital imaging and embroidery industries, announces that in lieu of the recent hurricanes that swept the U.S. coastline, it is printing limited edition #TexasStrong T-shirts to support those in need. Designed by Lon Winters of Graphic Elephants, the shirts can be ordered online or by calling your local GSG branch. #TexasStrong shirts are $10 each and 100 percent of the sales will be donated to local charities providing aid to those affected by Hurricane Harvey. In addition, GSG hosted a "Texas Strong" fundraiser to help aid families along the Texas coast that have been affected by Hurricane Harvey. During a three-day trade show in Fort Worth, Texas, GSG its sold limited edition Texas Strong T-shirts, with 100 percent of the sales going to local charities. Also participating in helping collect donations were Reece Sign Supply, Ryonet, M&R, and F&M Expressions. The effort raised $9,000 in donations over the course of the three days. DISASTER RELIEF

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