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October 30, 2017

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Graphic Packaging, IP Combine

Nilpeter’s Teachout Honored By TLMI Paul Teachout, Vice President of Sales & Marketing, Nilpeter USA Inc., was named TLMI’s 2017 Supplier of the Year at the TLMI Annual Meeting

I nternational Paper Co. has agreed to combine its North America consumer packaging business with Graphic Packag- ing Holding Co. in a deal that values the International Paper di- vision at $1.8 billion. Graphic Packaging will own 79.5 percent of the partner- ship and will be sole operator, and International Paper will own the remainder. The partnership is valued at $6 billion and will assume $660 million of International Paper debt, the companies said. International Paper’s North America consumer packaging

business produces solid bleached sulfate paperboard and paper-based foodservice products. It is projected to generate adjusted earnings before interest, taxes, depre- ciation and amortization of $210 million in 2017. The deal is projected to be accretive to earnings in its first year and generate $75

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held October 8–11, at the Hyatt Re- gency Scottsdale Gainey Ranch Re- sort & Spa in Scottsdale,Arizona. Lisa Milburn, Managing Director

million in synergies by the end of its third year, the companies said. Graphic Packaging said it will not change its board of di- rectors as a result of the partnership. Bank of America Corp. and Alston & Bird LLP advised Graphic Packaging. IP CEO Mark Sutton told analysts the $1.8 billion deal came from “a range of strategic options. We wanted to invest in a strong Graphic Packaging.” For the third quarter, International Paper’s consumer packag- ing division showed an operating profit of $54 million after tak- ing a $14 million loss with special items in the second quarter.

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Snow Phipps Group Acquires Brook and Whittle Snow Phipps Group has completed its acquisition of Brook and Whittle Holdings, Corp., North Bran- ford, Connecticut, from RFE Investment Partners and Charter Oak Equity. Brook and Whittle provides prime labels in pressure sensitive and shrink sleeve formats to consumer and medical end markets. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed. Snow Phipps will partner with the existing Brook and Whittle management team led by Co-founder Steve Stewart. Leadership Changes Snow Phipps Operating Partner Don Sturdivant will join Brook and Whittle as the non-executive Chair- man of the Board of Directors. Sturdivant was hired by Snow Phipps as an Operating Partner in Septem- ber 2016 to focus on the packaging industry. Sturdivant has served in leadership roles at Graphic Packaging,Altivity and Fort James. Gordon Bonfield, an advisor to Snow Phipps, will also join the Board of Directors. Bonfield served as CEO of Multi-Color and previously served in leader- ship capacities at R.A. Jones and Ivex Packaging.

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IP, Graphic Packaging ( Cont’d from Page 1)

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The earnings increase in North America was attrib- uted in part to higher sale prices as well as higher sales volumes and improved operations. Overall for the quarter, IP reported net earnings of $395 million or 95 cents per share.That compares to net earnings of $80 million or 19 cents per share in the second quarter and $312 million in net earnings a year ago. “We are excited about the platform for future growth created by this combination,” said Graphic Packaging President and CEO Michael Doss. “We ex- pect the transaction will significantly increase our mill production and converting scale, meaningfully increase our exposure to the growing foodservice market, provide significant runway to realize syner- gies, and drive strong financial results.” Doss described the $75 million in synergies as “compelling”, which will be driven by cost reduc- tions, increased paperboard integration, and procure- ment and mill efficiencies. Graphic Packaging is a provider of paper-based pack- aging for a variety of products to food, beverage and other consumer product companies.The company op- erates on a global basis, and is one of the largest pro- ducers of folding cartons in the United States. It also claims market-leading positions in coated unbleached kraft paperboard and coated-recycled paperboard. International Paper’s North America Consumer Pack- aging business is a producer of solid bleached sulfate (SBS) paperboard and paper-based foodservice prod- ucts globally. The business includes two SBS mills lo- cated in Augusta, Georgia and Texarkana, Texas with annual production capacity of 1.2 million tons of SBS, three converting facilities in the United States and one in the UK, with the capacity to convert 250,000 tons of SBS paperboard into more than 24 billion units of paper-based cups and cylindrical containers. Siegwerk Acquires Van Son Liquids Siegwerk Druckfarben AG & Co. KGaA, has signed a contract to purchase Van Son Liquids B.V. located in Hilversum, Netherlands. The deal includes the transfer of all technical exper- tise, product portfolio and manufacturing equipment related to Van Son Liquids headquarters in Hilversum. Siegwerk will continue to produce and serve cus- tomers from the production site in Hilversum. As a new member of the Siegwerk family,Van Son Liquids B.V. will be renamed into Siegwerk Hilversum B.V. going forward, whereas the product brand name AquaBase+ will be kept.

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Packaging Adhesives Market To Reach $10.11B By 2025 The global packaging adhesives market is expected to reach $10.11 billion by 2025, according to a new report by Grand View Research, Inc. The growing usage of packaging adhesives in flexible packaging, paper & board packaging, and rigid packaging is an- ticipated to strengthen the market growth. Increasing demand for packaged food products and organized retailing has resulted in heightened de- mand for folding cartons. In an attempt to lure more consumers, food vendors are offering products with longer shelf life, which come in attractive packaging. Folding carton packaging is witnessing maximum de- mand from the food and beverage industry. The rising demand for labeling is expected to spur the market growth of application segment over the forecast period.This is expected to boost the market growth over the forecast period. Asia Pacific is anticipated to be a key consumer of packaging adhesives over the forecast period owing to numerous technological innovations such as the hot-melt technology. The key industry participants are also involved in the development of innovative adhesive products through R&D and technical exper- tise, which in turn is expected to drive the industrial adhesive solutions. Further key findings from the report, include: • The global packaging adhesives market was valued at $6.28 billion in 2016 and expected to progress at a CAGR of 4.5 percent from 2017 to 2025; • Water-based technology dominated the market in 2016 followed by solvent-based; • Flexible packaging was the largest application segment in 2016 and the trend is expected to contin- ue over the forecast period.The segment is expected to register 5.0 percent CAGR over the coming years; • Asia Pacific is anticipated to be the fastest-grow- ing segment at a predicted CAGR of 6.0 percent from 2017 to 2025; and • Increasing demand from the food and beverages industries is projected to drive the Asia Pacific re- gional market. Flexo Printing Machine Market To Hit $975 Million The global market for Flexographic Printing Ma- chine is expected to reach about $975.17 million by 2022 from $856.62 million in 2016, registering a Compounded Annual Growth Rate (CAGR) of 2.18 percent during the analysis period, 2012-2022, ac- cording to a new report from Questale.

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TLMI Names Award Winners



The Tag & Label Manufacturers Institute hosted the 40th Annual Label Awards Competition at its 2017 Annual Meeting, held at The Hyatt Regency Scottsdale


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Bobst Receives FEFCO Gold Award For Innovation Bobst has been presented with the FEFCO Gold Award for Best Innovation 2017 for its Premium Gap Control at this year’s European Federation of Corru- gated Board Manufacturers (FEFCO) Technical Semi- nar, October 11-13, in Vienna,Austria. The Bobst Premium Gap Control is an independent unit positioned after the counter ejector on the Flexo Folder Gluer. It ensures that 100 percent of de- livered boxes are folded with total quality and to exact specifications, said the company. It reportedly removes non-compliant packaging, therefore reduc- ing waste, cost and operator time dedicated to con- trol and compliance. Beverage Packaging Market To Reach $138.7 Billion The global beverage packaging market was valued at $108.4 billion in 2015, according to a new report from Zion Market Research, and is expected to reach $138.7 billion in 2021 and is anticipated to grow at a CAGR of 4.2 percent between 2016 and 2021. Gulf Print & Pack Summit To Take Place In Dubai The first Gulf Print & Pack Summit will take place March 4-5, 2018, at the Roda Al Bustan Hotel, Dubai. Sister event to the Gulf Print & Pack exhibition, the summit is targeted at commercial and packaging printers, design professionals and brand owners. Full Conference Featuring a full conference program and table-top exhibition, Gulf Print & Pack Summit will examine the issues and opportunities in accessing new mar- kets and discuss the future shape of the region’s print- ing business. Subjects covered in the two-day summit will include: digital print and finishing; workflow au- tomation; new in-line converting technologies; track and trace, logistics and brand security labeling; and new market opportunities in personalization, internet- of-things (IoT) and Industry 4.0 technologies. Market Predictions The Middle East print market value is predicted to reach $24 billion in 2017 as forecasted in the Smithers Pira report The Future of Global Printing to 2020 . Overall market value will pass $28 billion by the end of the decade with growth in excess of the of around three percent a year.

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WestRock Recognized With PPC Awards

Sustainable Packaging To Attract Consumers In 2018 A new Mintel study on consumer trends has high- lighted sustainable packaging as an important driver for food manufacturers. The research firm said recy- cling campaigns and government bans are turning consumers focus toward green alternatives. In its Consumer Trends report 2018, Mintel discusses four major areas that it predicts will guide the hand of the average buyer. These areas were ocean-friendly packaging, positive messages to teenagers, business transparency and regulation protecting consumers’ information will all have their place next year. Mintel research found that 73 percent of respon- dents would like to see more food and drink that is guaranteed to be sourced from unpolluted waters; 72 percent would be interested in buying products made with recycled plastic; and 79 percent believed people should be incentivized to recycle plastic. The company predicted that companies will try to distinguish themselves in the green field, often through promises and campaigns to highlight how they are tackling the problem of plastics in the ocean.

WestRock Company, Norcross, Georgia, was recog- nized for design excellence at the 74th annual North American Paperboard Packaging Competi- tion. The company won 13 awards — the most of any entrant — including the Eco Award for its 8- pack designs for Budweiser and Bud Light’s 16 oz. aluminum bottles. The awards recognize cartons that represent the best in converting excellence, innovation, and sus- tainability that the North American folding carton in- dustry has provided its customers over the past year. The Eco Award The Eco Award recognizes an outstanding use of pa- perboard in replacing a non-paperboard substrate, creating extremely sustainable packaging, and/or fos- tering materials reductions or better cubing. In addition to the Eco Award,WestRock earned four gold and eight excellence awards for a variety of packaging solutions. CanCollarT,WestRock’s environ- mentally friendly, paperboard-based multipack solu- tion for cans, was awarded gold in all three categories.

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FPA Wraps Fall Executive Conference

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The Flexible Packaging Association (FPA) 2017 Fall Executive Conference welcomed 148 attendees. Pre- sentations included an update on the International Trade Commission and Section 232 investigations of aluminum imports, the state of sustainable packag- ing, an overview on the flexible packaging global market, an update on FPA’s State Advocacy Program, and a polyolefin market update. In addition to industry content, the conference in- cluded three guest speakers. Social entrepreneur and author Matt Tenney discussed Serve to Be Great: Leadership Lessons from a Prison, a Monastery, and a Boardroom . Peter Ricchiuti, a Wall Street investment expert and author, shared tips with conference attendees on what to look for while stock hunting. Ben Saunders, world record-breaking polar explor- er and repeat TED Speaker, discussed Achieving the Impossible and shared the keys to beating the odds and staying motivated through challenges, risks, and setbacks. He addressed the roots of perseverance and shared insights about the traits everyone pos- sesses that can allow them to tap into our deepest store of tenacity. Cyber Graphics, LLC of Memphis, Tennessee, a provider of design, prototyping, prepress, color man- agement and plate media services for flexographic printing, has joined Flint Group’s FlexoExpert Certifi- cation Program. During a segmented process consist- ing of three main steps — evaluation and training, implementation, and audit — the FlexoExpert Certifi- cation Program provides the means by which plate maker s can fur ther optimize their work f low processes to make more reliable and consistent plates time and again. DowDuPont Wins Sustainability Awards DowDuPont Materials Science placed three win- ners in the Business Intelligence Group 2017 Sustain- ability Awards program. The awards honor those who have made sustain- ability an integral part of their business practice.The three Dow technologies are recognized as Sustain- ability Products of the Year. Cyber Graphics Receives FlexoExpert Certification

Adheso-Graphics, Inc.

AGI manufactures, distributes and converts current tech- nology flexo mounting tapes and backing systems for cor- rugated plate mounting. Flexstik hard vinyl, FlexSoft, bi.esse brand, Gold Series Thin tapes for sleeve and Narrow web plate mounting. Specialty tapes that cover the vast thickness range re- quirements and specific adhesion systems for all flexo mounting requirements. We provide technical service and problem solving services for unique customers & applications.

Anderson & Vreeland, Inc.

A&V manufactures a complete line of photopolymer plate processing systems and is a leading distributor of flexo- graphic platemaking materials. A&V also sells digital imag- ing systems and software specifically designed for flexography.

ARC International

ARC International is a world leader in the manufacturing of roller products for flexography. The latest nanotechnolo- gy laser engraving in our Charlotte and Las Vegas manu- facturing facilities ensures superior quality and consistency in anilox rollers.

Comexi Group Industries S.A.U.

The Comexi Group is a leading supplier of quality flexographic C.I. presses for the flexible packaging indus- try worldwide. We also provide solventless laminators, slitter/rewinders and related peripheral equipment such as automatic wash-up systems, solvent recovery sys- tems, automatic roll unloaders, and plate cylinder/sleeve storage systems. DuPont Packaging Graphics is the world’s leading suppli- er of flexographic printing systems in digital and conven- tional formats; including Cyrel® brand photopolymer plates, Cyrel® FAST processing equipment, Cyrel® round sleeves, mounting and finishing products. For more than 35 years, beginning with Cyrel®, the first photopolymer printing plate, through to today’s digital workflow revolution, DuPont has been driving innovation in the Flexo and package printing industries. The Digital Cyrel® FAST imaging system has been broadly recognized for its efficiency, productivity, print perfor- mance, and environmental benefits. DuPont Packaging Graphics

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Apple CEO Plants Trees At Iggesund

Iggesund is a good example of a climate-smart com- bine where we feed in forest raw materials and pro- duce bioenergy, paper pulp and paperboard. Major investments over a long time plus a system in balance are a prerequisite for a sustainable value chain. The Iggesund combine binds 0.7 million tons of CO2.” FTA Europe Diamond Awards To Be Held In Milan The FTA Europe Diamond Awards 2018 will be held at the hotel Barceló in Milan,Italy. The ceremony will take place on Wednesday May 30, 2018, during the period of the Print4All Fair. After a first edition in Dusseldorf, Germany, in June 2016, with more than 230 participants and 30 flexo companies awarded for their works, FTA Europe will continue to celebrate the best of flexo printing. In 2016, 10 categories were awarded, plus the Best in Flexo (the best sample among all the categories). In 2018, some categories will be added, increasing the number of companies that will be awarded and the quality of the event. The announcement of the companies selected to participate in the Awards will be communicated in late March 2018, after the jury meeting and evaluation.

Apple’s chief execTim Cook visited Iggesund in Swe- den to discover more about the sustainability work that lies behind the paperboard material Invercote. The manufacturer, Iggesund Paperboard, is part of the Holmen forest industry group and is reportedly at the forefront of sustainability. Present to discuss with Tim Cook were Holmen’s chief executive Hen- rik Sjölund and Iggesund Paperboard’s chief execu- tive Daniel Peltonen. The Holmen Group produces more than 30 million tree seedlings annually to meet Sweden’s legislated requirements for replanting after felling. “A visit to the breathtaking forests of northern Swe- den with @IggesundAB, our partners in innovation and sustainable packaging,” tweeted Cook after his visit to Iggesund. The Apple chief executive also planted his own tree in Iggesund’s forests as he fol- lowed the whole process from forest management to finished packaging. “For Holmen it is self-evident to start with sustain- able forestry,” said Sjölund.“We grow trees with an 80- to 90-year time frame, with the timber being used to build houses. We make the paperboard from pulp- wood from the forest and chips from the sawmill.


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Teachout, TLMI ( Cont’d from Page 1)


Labels Division, Tarsus Group, gave the presentation speech, and emphasized Paul’s tireless work with TLMI and other industry organizations, as well as his efforts in workforce development, sharing his knowl- edge with the next generation of label and packaging printers. A Passion For The Industry Milburn stressed Teachout’s 35 years in the indus- try, which includes being active with many educa- tional activities and serving on several committees, including the TLMI Awards Committee since 1998, the Technical and Marketing Committees, and is a fre- quent speaker at converter meetings, including Print Think, and the annual awards. “[Teachout] is regarded as a thought leader in the industry, having authored numerous technical papers and whitepapers for many publications,” said Mil- burn. “He is frequently called upon by other suppli- ers to offer industry insight. “A passion of his has been supporting continuous efforts to drive workforce developments, and for the past 10 years he has worked with high school and college students through the Phoenix Challenge Foundation - High School Competition,” Milburn con- tinued.“The recipient also sits on the advisory board of the Central Piedmont Community College’s Harp- er Campus where his son is currently studying Graphic Communications. He was a key driver be- hind the (Nilpeter) donation of a new press at Clem- son University, and was awarded the Clemson University Top Cat Award in 2017 for years of sup- port to the Graphics Communications Program.” Life Lesson “Thank you to all the suppliers and converter mem- bers,” said Teachout during his acceptance speech, “it’s been a privilege to do this since 1998. My father got me started in this a long time ago, and I remem- ber – perhaps the most important thing that ever happened to me, was back when I was an apprentice on an offset press. I’m running a job, he came and looked at it, and he looked at the register and asked, ‘What is that?’ I said, ‘it’s good enough,’ and the look that he gave me that day changed my life. He said, ‘Son, if you think good enough is good enough, you’re never going to overachieve.’And from that day forward I’ve done everything I can to be better than just good enough.” The 2018 Annual Meeting will be held October 14- 17, 2018 at The Ritz-Carlton,Amelia Island, in Florida.

Eaglewood Technologies, LLC

Eaglewood Technologies is the Anilox Roll Cleaning Ex- pert! We are the creators of Laserlox™ Systems, Sanilox™ Systems and Sani-Blast™ Mobile Service. Laserlox™ and Laserlox™ Flexi are the latest technology in anilox roll cleaning. Sanilox™ Systems are the global standard of reli- able, environmentally safe anilox roll cleaning. Sani-Blast™ cleaning service has been cleaning rolls for over 20 years and offers several cleaning options to minimize downtime. Flint Group Flexographic Products develops, manufactur- ers and markets an extensive portfolio of printing consum- ables, including: nyloflex® photopolymer printing plates and processing equipment, and dayCorr® die-cutting blankets and anvil covers. With a strong customer focus, unmatched service and support, and superior products, Flint Group strives to provide exceptional value, consistent quality and continuous innovation to customers around the world. Flint Group

Harper Corporation of America

We’ve made ceramic anilox rolls longer than anyone in the world and pride ourselves on being the best in the world. Whether wide web, narrow web, newspaper, or cor- rugated markets, Harper continuously strives to bring new flexographic products and services to the printing industry that will improve the quality of your graphics.

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KBA-Flexotecnica – Get the Edge

Flexotecnica’s patented Safe Sleeve Change® system and Speedy Clean® auto washup system are designed to give converters a competitive edge through Flexotecnica’s commitment to research and development. Sales, service and support for Flexotecnica presses is provided by KBA North America, Inc. in Dallas, Texas with U.S. resident technicians, an extensive spare parts inventory and an ex- perienced, dedicated service staff. Mark Andy, Inc. is a leading global manufacturer of nar- row and mid-web printing and converting equipment. The company has a rich history of delivering solutions to in- crease productivity and profitability for the label and pack- aging markets. The company supplies leading global brands including Comco printing/converting machinery, Mark Andy printing/converting machinery and UVTechnolo- gy curing systems and replacement parts. Mark Andy, Inc. is headquartered in St. Louis, Missouri, with sales and dis- tribution offices in France, Switzerland, and the UK. Mark Andy, Inc.

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TLMI Awards ( Cont’d from Page 7)

one existing board member to serve three-year terms on the board of directors. The three new board members are Patrick Potter, President, Flexo Wash, LLC; John Attayek, CEO, Inovar Packaging Group; and James E. Hammer, President and CEO, Hammer Packaging. Mark Glendenning,

Best of Class – Other , Inland, Non-Pressure Sensi- tive – All Processes/Cut and Stack – Color Process – Prime , Reser’s Deviled Egg Potato Salad. In other news, Nick Van Alstine of Macaran Labels was named TLMI’s 2017 Converter of the Year. Nilpeter’s Paul Teachout was named the 2017 Suppli- er of the year.

Patrick Potter

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Hub Labels was honored for its sustainability efforts, taking home the Environmental Leadership Award in the Converter category. 3M was named the Supplier winner of the Environmental Leadership Award. New Board Also, at the TLMI’s 2017 annual meeting, members elected a slate of three new association members and

TLMI Best In Class

CEO and owner of Inland will extend his service to the association through 2020. Dan Muenzer was named new President of TLMI.

Labelexpo Asia December 5-8, 2018 Shanghai New International Expo Centre Shanghai, China Industry Events

Flexographic Technical Association Annual Forum May 6-9, 2018 Indianapolis, IN

Labelexpo Southeast Asia May 10-12, 2018 Bangkok InternationalTrade & Exhibition Centre Bangkok,Thailand

PIA 2018 Color Conference January 13-16, 2018 Hyatt Mission Bay San Diego, CA Graphics of the Americas: February 22-24, 2018 Fort Lauderdale, Florida

Labelexpo Americas September 25-27, 2018 Donald E. Stephens Convention Center Rosemont, IL

GRAPH EXPO 18 September 30 - October 3, 2018 Chicago's McCormick Place Chicago, Illinois

Tag & Label Manufacturers Institute March 11-14, 2018 Converter Meeting Fairmont Grand Del Mar San Diego, CA

Tag & Label Manufacturers Institute March 10 – March 13, 2019 Converter Meeting The Omni Grove Park Inn Ashville, NC

Pack Expo East April 16-18, 2018 Philadelphia, PA

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Flexo Wash Installs Anilox Cleaner At MPS Tech Center FlexoWash has installed an FW 991XL Anilox Clean- er at the new MPS Systems North American Technolo- gy Center in Green Bay, Wisconsin. The Anilox Cleaner was available for demonstration during the MPS Systems Open House on October 26. FW 991XL Anilox Cleaner will clean anilox rolls from the new MPS EF 17-inch, 10-Color press in- stalled in the same Green Bay,Wisconsin facility.This Anilox Cleaner is capable of cleaning one or two Anilox Sleeves and/or journaled Anilox Rolls with a total maximum face length of 47 inches, overall length of 53 inches, and diameter of 6 inches. Harper Now Servicing Asia From United States Harper Corporation of America, Charlotte, North Car- olina, is taking a new direction within the Asian market and will no longer have a licensee inThailand.The com- pany has made the decision to end its relationship with Harper Asia/Pacific Company, Ltd. by not renewing the licensee agreement going forward. Harper Corporation of America will now process all orders fromAsia direct- ly from its corporate headquarters in Charlotte. Harper is confident it can best serve its customers, agents, dis- tributors, and industry from the Charlotte location.

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AWT Labels & Packaging Scott Lambert has joined the flexi- ble packaging sales team of AWT La- bels & Packaging, based in South Elgin, Illinois. Lambert resides in Cincinnati, Ohio.

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