October 8, 2010 / News & Notes

Walsworth offering free plant tour at Fall JEA/NSPA Convention

Written by Idea File Staff

Kansas City, Mo. (Oct. 8, 2010) – Any yearbook staff attending the Fall JEA/NSPA National High School Journalism Convention next month in Kansas City will get the chance at a behind-the-scenes look at what happens to their pages once they are submitted and an up close look at how a yearbook gets printed, courtesy of Walsworth Publishing.

A free tour of Walsworth’s Pre-press and Printing facilities will take place on Thur., Nov. 11, and will be an opportunity for advisers and staffs to see the entire yearbook production experience – from covers to the last pages rolling off the press.

“At Walsworth, we consider the Kansas City area part of our home territory,” said Don Walsworth, president of Walsworth Publishing. “That is why it is important to us to make this year’s Fall JEA/NSPA Convention a special one, and why we are welcoming all yearbook staffs to come visit our facilities and learn more about the yearbook production process.”

Cropped Plant Tour Invite Final

On Nov. 11, yearbook staffs attending the JEA/NSPA Convention will be able to tour the Walsworth facilities in Brookfield and Marceline, Mo.

Buses will depart from the downtown Kansas City Marriott at 8:30 a.m. on Nov. 11, and take the groups on the two-hour ride to the Walsworth plants in Brookfield and Marceline, Mo.

The tour will include:

  • An up-close look at Walsworth’s state-of-the-art presses
  • Visits through all of Walsworth’s production departments, such as Creative Services and the Bindery
  • A provided lunch with Walsworth’s customer service representatives

Participants will return to the Marriott by 5:30 p.m. Both Walsworth customers, and non-customers, are invited to take this tour. Schools must be attending the convention to participate, and all students attending the tour must be in the 9th grade or higher.

Schools interested in taking the tour must sign up by Oct. 28. Walsworth customers can register by contacting their yearbook sales representatives. Non-Walsworth customers can sign up by emailing David Massy at david.massy@walsworth.com.

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