Graphco & RYOBI MHI Launch Midwest Office
In Schaumburg, Illinois

L to R (first photo): Derek Gordon, Graphco Midwest Regional Manager; Chris Manley, Graphco President; Kozak Takata, RYOBI MHI Group Leader International Sales

L to R : Derek Gordon, Graphco Midwest Regional Manager; Chris Manley, Graphco President; Kozak Takata, RYOBI MHI Group Leader International Sales

Operation Focused on New Ryobi Press Sales
Graphco Continues Commitment to the Region

CLEVE, OH, June 30, 2014—Chris Manley, President of Graphco, is proud to announce the opening of the Graphco & RYOBI MHI Sales & Technical Center for the newly-established Chicago and surrounding area sales & marketing territory. Located at 1400 Wilkening Road, Schaumburg, Illinois, the multi-use office and conference area has potential for expansion keeping with the projected Graphco market-share growth in the region. Derek Gordon, a 27-year industry veteran, is the Graphco Midwest Regional Manager to the Greater Chicago print industry market and will be based at the Schaumburg location.

As the exclusive distributor for the RYOBI MHI Offset Presses, Graphco’s entry to this market only three short months ago has been met with great enthusiasm by key customers and prospects. Derek Gordon has a creative and pro-active approach that has been a success-model in his nearly three decades in the industry. As Graphco & RYOBI MHI grow market share in the Midwest, the new sales center will be an excellent venue for customer presentations and Graphco’s highly-successful ‘Lunch and Learn’ Industry Education series. “Our goal is to showcase the incredible RYOBI MHI product line in our new Schaumburg location and to bring our key prospects and customers together on a timely basis to share technology updates, market issues and industry trends,” says Chris Manley, “exemplifying our serious investment and commitment to RYOBI MHI and the Chicago market.”

In addition to Illinois, the Graphco RYOBI MHI territory includes Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, Ohio, South Dakota, and Wisconsin.

The new sales, conference and technical center will be integral in the sales and marketing of the full Ryobi line with an emphasis on the 8-up RYOBI 920, the 6-up RYOBI 750, the value priced 6-up RYOBI 760, and the 2-up RYOBI 520 Series presses all of which are now available with LED UV curing technology.

Recently, RYOBI MHI, one of the world’s largest manufacturers of highly-automated offset printing presses, introduced a new enhancement; INSTA.COLOR technology which integrates Ryobi’s award winning Smart inking technology, on-press color control and industry leading make-ready automation. Combining INSTA.COLOR with the proven LED-UV curing enables printers to generate unmatched productivity, efficiency and profitability.

For more information on the full RYOBI line and the new LED-UV curing technology with RYOBI 920, RYOBI 760, RYOBI 750 and RYOBI 520 go to https://graphco.com/products/ryobi/ or contact Derek Gordon at dgordon@37.60.244.185, office 800-458-2769.

ABOUT GRAPHCO:
Graphco is the industry’s leading provider of digital, offset and print finishing solutions. Besides RYOBI MHI, Graphco proudly represents other premium product lines such as MGI and Standard Horizon Finishing Solutions within our designated region. But these brands are only as good as the technical support team that stands behind them and the Graphco reputation for top-notch service which is second to none. Since 1976, Graphco has thrived in an ever-changing market place by loyally adhering to the firm’s original model for success through devotion to customer’s print production needs, reliable and assured technical service and constant attention to the changing industry

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