Spectronics’ in-plant takes the same engineering-oriented, problem-solving approach to its work as the manufacturing company it serves.
As she prepares to retire after managing the University of Houston’s in-plant for nearly two decades, Sally Rowland-Ketley reflects on her career.
Trevecca Nazarene University has a digital print shop that produces everything from tests to full-blown marketing campaigns. The in-plant was not always successful, though. In 2013, the shop was filled with older copy machines, which were so outdated the university was considering closing the shop. Then something happened to change all that.
Tammy Golden wanted to work in the music business. But unbeknownst to her, printing blood was running through her veins. She is now leading the State of Tennessee’s Communication, Publishing and Distribution department.
With the five-year lease on its Xerox Color 800i press coming to an end, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee Print & Copy Services wanted to replace it with something that would deliver up-to-date performance. So the in-plant evaluated devices from four manufacturers and made some surprising discoveries.
As one of the first in the country to install Xerox’s cut-sheet production inkjet press, Pekin Insurance is now enhancing its statements with four-color printing.
When these vendors say they support in-plants, they don’t just mean they sell them digital printing equipment. They run in-plants of their own, which gives them an intimate understanding of the struggles in-plants face and the benefits they provide.