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any size order, from 1,000 pieces to millions; the use of water-based and UV inks; machines that can print up to 10 colors; flexible packaging printing; and the use of fast drying inks for a high-speed process. Rebranded in 2015, Fortis Solutions Group is the combination of multiple companies with long histo- ries in the industry. Founded in 1979, Labels Unlimited grew to more than 100 employees primarily serving the food and beverage industries across the United States, Canada and the Caribbean from its manufacturing location in Virginia Beach, Virginia. Under new ownership since 2010, Labels Unlimited has continued its growth tra- jectory including the 2014 acquisition of A&M Label, the 2015 acquisitions of Kopco Graphics, Color Craft Label and Smithfield Foods’ Printing plant, the 2017 acquisition of Action Packaging Systems and the 2018 acquisition of Lewis Label Products. Fortis Solutions has more than 400 employees in manufacturing and sales offices in Ellington, Con- necticut; Fort Worth, Texas; High Point, North Caroli- na; Kansas City, Missouri; Memphis, Tennessee; West Chester, Ohio; andWixom, Michigan. Fortis said in a statement that it intends to continue its pursuit of attractive acquisitions to further its breadth of product offerings and locations that can serve its customer base. K&B On-Site Vocational School Celebrates 150 Years Some 200 guests, staff and pupils celebrated the 150th anniversary of the Koenig & Bauer on-site vo- cational school in Würzburg, Germany, on July 6, 2018. Initially founded to train Franconian winegrow- ers to work in the factory, today the school is the company’s modern “talent factory”.The close link be- tween theory and practice was a successful model that made history: in 1868 Koenig & Bauer set up the world’s first in-house vocational school to establish dual apprenticeships long before state vocational schools took off.“As a new-generation teaching facili- ty, today the vocational training school prepares to- morrow’s skilled workers for the challenges of a digitalized world,” said Claus Bolza-Schünemann, pres- ident and CEO of Koenig & Bauer at the ceremony in Würzburg. Since its foundation on July 2, 1868, well more than 7,000 people have taken the first steps in their pro- fessional careers at the vocational school. In its an- niversary year, it is responsible for the qualification of 120 apprentices.

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