A fire that engulfed stacks of recycled paper at a King William County paper company in Virginia, is under investigation.

West Point firefighters put the blaze at the RockTenn Co. facility out in about two hours on Thursday. Officials received a call around 3 p.m. that a couple of 12-foot stacks of paper were on fire.

Yesterday, Print Professional reported that Miami Lakes, Florida-based commercial printer National Litho LLC, a part of holding company National Communications, had filed for chapter 11 bankruptcy protection and was in buyout negotiations with several companies.

Following the article, Print Professional was contacted by Dave Kochba, vice president of business development for National Lithographic Inc., headquartered in Sterling, Va. He said that his company, which is also known as National Litho, had received several phone calls from readers and customers asking about the story.

Kochba explained that his company is in no way affiliated with the South Florida-based printer, and that business at National Lithographic Inc. continues as normal.

"National Lithograph is not only healthy, but thriving," he said. "As a company that has specialized in providing fast, high-quality printing service to the trade for over 30 years, we'd like to thank each of our partners and clients for helping us achieve record-high sales figures over this past year.  We remain committed to investing in our craft, staff and technology, and have never been in a better position to take-on our clients' most challenging projects and demanding deadlines."

Kochba encouraged readers with questions to contact National Lithographic at (703) 709-9000 or, or to email him at

National Communications, the parent of National Litho LLC, is also operating normally and is not a participant in the chapter 11 filing. Print Professional will have more on the story as details emege.

Promo Marketing, a sister publication of Print Professional, has compiled a new Top 50 Suppliers ranking. Despite stricter regulations on the safety and sales of promotional products, 2010 and the first half of 2011 have shown a sales resurgence in the industry. The returning fiscal strength of the industry is evident from the list, which is based on revenue numbers from 2010. Overall, the top 50 suppliers raked in more than $500 million more than they did in 2009. These companies have increased their margins, upped the interest in their products and committed themselves to making it through the financial crises stronger than before, and they are being rewarded for it.

ProRose is proud to announce that it has added Jules Scheck Associates (JSA) as its Northeast representative covering all of New England through Virginia. Jules and his associates bring more than 24 years of experience in the promotional product marketplace.

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