World Bank Open House Draws 70
To promote its services, the World Bank Group’s Printing & Multimedia Services operation held an open house last month that drew 70 people.
Because the in-plant is offsite in Landover, Md., visitors were bused in from downtown Washington, D.C. Staff demonstrated all of the prepress, press and bindery equipment for them, including the HP Inkjet T-230 production inkjet press.
“It was great to see each of our staff taking it upon themselves to explain their own area and having fun at the event,” says Jimmy Vainstein, senior project manager. “We made it very interactive for the visitors and even allowed them to run our inkjet press.”
The in-plant also highlighted its sustainability efforts and augmented reality services. In addition to food and drinks, visitors also received a pocket folder packed with information about the in-plant, along with a swatch book that showcased each digital press using multiple paper options and special effects.
While feedback from visitors was great, Vainstein says, he was most proud of how engaged his staff was as they worked together to organize the open house.
“Our staff did a great job showcasing our beloved printing facility and the values that make us such a great partner for our clients,” he says.
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Bob has served as editor of In-plant Graphics 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 130 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, cosponsored by IPMA and In-plant Graphics.