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PIA Applauds Introduction of PRINT Act

Printing Industries of America President & CEO Michael Makin released today the following statement regarding introduction of the Protecting Rational Incentives in Newsprint Trade (PRINT) Act of 2018 by U.S. Senators Susan Collins (R-ME) and Angus King (I-ME):

"Printing Industries of America (PIA) has spent the better part of 2018 informing the Department of Commerce of the unique circumstances in the trade remedy case targeting Canadian imports of uncoated groundwood (UGW) paper, providing a realistic viewpoint of paper consumption, and explaining the devastating impact taxing produce is having-now-on the print and publishing industries.

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New iLearning Center Demo Available

Click on this Video Link for an introduction to the iLearning Center, a FREE PPI member resource. In this video you will learn how the platform works and iLearning Center benefits and capabilities. Participate in this valuable member resource for continued employee education.

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Why PGSF Matters to the Future of the Print Industry

When I have conversations with leaders of graphic service providers, as well as the suppliers to those companies, I hear one consistent theme. They are worried about replacing a workforce that is growing older and retiring. It used to be possible to fill vacancies by "robbing" the competition for experienced workers. For the most part, those days have ended. Today companies must look closely at their ability to attract young people and facilitate their training. That is where the Print and Graphic Scholarship Foundation (PGSF) comes into play.

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 High-Paying Trade Jobs Sit Empty, While High School Grads Line Up For University

Like most other American high school students, Garret Morgan had it drummed into him constantly: Go to college. Get a bachelor's degree.

"All through my life it was, 'if you don't go to college you're going to end up on the streets,' " Morgan said. "Everybody's so gung-ho about going to college."

So he tried it for a while. Then he quit and started training as an ironworker, which is what he is doing on a weekday morning in a nondescript high-ceilinged building with a concrete floor in an industrial park near the Seattle-Tacoma International Airport.

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