New Jersey

Elise Hacking Carr is editor-in-chief/content director for Print+Promo magazine.

Printers and direct mailers in New Jersey and across the Tri-State region have united in opposition to a bill that would create a "do not mail" list in the Garden State.

The bill, sponsored by state assemblyman Bob Andrzejczak, would create an opt-out similar to the "do not call" list established in New Jersey in 2004.

But the measure could cost tens of thousands of jobs and hurt the economy in a huge ripple effect, said organizations representing printers, direct mailers and graphic artists—all of whom are planning to lobby against the bill.

A pressroom employee was reaching up “to grab something” and got his hand caught in the presses at the Asbury Park Press printing plant on Willow Brook Road in New Jersey, according to Tom Merkel, assistant pressroom foreman.

Joe Gaire, 52, of Freehold, N.J., suffered a serious injury at 4:45 p.m. Thursday after getting his hand caught between the roller and cylinder of a press that was being set up for printing, Merkel said.

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