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Patrick Henry a Senior Editor at NAPCO Media and writes for In-plant Graphics, Printing Impressions and Packaging Impressions.

Ryan T. Sauers has spent 25 years leading and/or consulting with printing, graphics, promotional, and visual communications related organizations. Ryan is President of the independent consulting firm, Sauers Consulting Strategies founded in 2010.

Key areas of focus of the firm include: sales training, marketing strategy, personal branding, leadership development, and organizational change.

Sauers is a frequent national speaker and columnist. He has been recognized as one of the top 80 CMO’s in the world and achieved the top designation of  Certified Marketing Executive through Sales and Marketing Executives International.

Sauers is an adjunct university professor teaching leadership and communication courses to current and aspiring leaders. Ryan is a Certified Myers Briggs, DiSC, and Emotional Intelligence Practitioner (one of few in US to achieve all 3 rigorous certifications related to human communications, personality & behavior).

Ryan is working on his Doctoral degree in Organizational Leadership and hosts a radio show in Atlanta (Marketing Matters).  Sauers is author of the best-selling books Everyone is in Sales and Would You Buy from You?   More info at: RyanSauers.com

As a result of changes made to fall protection requirements, the Washington State Department of Labor and Industries has continued to update state regulations. SGIA reviewed the proposed rules, and found the previous request to revise them was only partly accepted. SGIA has submitted comments for additional changes.

Since 2017 there have been 62 proposals in 17 states that would require warning labels or ingredient listings for products. To provide a uniform and consistent approach, SGIA joined CAPL, which has successfully introduced legislation that will address the ingredient labeling issue.

Through digitization, printing has become less of a craft and more of a science — a measurable, controllable set of processes. While some lament these changes, what is has brought is here to stay, whether we like it or not.

EPA issued a new rule that reduces the regulatory requirements for waste aerosol cans. The new rule is aimed at improving recycling and reducing the cost and burden of aerosol can management by imposing less stringent regulatory requirements on the cans.

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