The Research & Engineering Council of the National Association for Printing Leadership has announced that its 46th annual Binding, Finishing and Distribution Seminar will be held April 6 and 7, 2004, at the Marriott O'Hare Hotel in Chicago. The theme of the meeting will be "Focusing on Finishing First." The annual R&E Council Bindery seminar is widely considered to be the preeminent technical meeting in the postpress segment of the printing industry, and provides an opportunity for postpress executives and employees to learn how to maximize operations performance. The 2004 event will be chaired by Dr. Twyla J. Cummings, vice president of the R&E Council and director of graduate programs at the Rochester Institute of Technology School of Print Media. Among the meeting highlights is a keynote address by Barry R. Meinerth, senior vice president of production and fulfillment at Time, Inc. The 2004 R&E Council Binding, Finishing and Distribution seminar is of particular interest to bindery managers, foremen, supervisors, superintendents, distribution and warehouse managers, manufacturing managers, maintenance managers, industrial engineers, and product engineers at printers, trade binders and publishers who seek one single conference at which to address the latest in postpress technologies and operating techniques, including personnel issues in today's diverse workplace.

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