By: E&P Staff
International planning and design firms The Facility Group, Smyrna, Ga., and RBE Co., Lawrence, Kan., have partnered to provide technical services to the printing industry worldwide.
The alliance combines an integrated consulting and design-build firm serving the newspaper and print-media markets with another firm that has more than 20 years’ experience in printing plant experience in commercial, label, folding carton and flexible packaging. Together, they will offer services that include: technical process consulting; plant layout; end-to-end optimization studies; facility planning, project management, and equipment analysis; architecture and engineering; and construction management.
Founded in 1989 by Hal Ettinger, a former pressman and production manager for a commercial printer, RBE provides facility assessment, plant efficiency audits, plant layouts and project management across all sectors of the printing industry.
The Facility Group provides consulting, design, program management, engineering, architecture and construction–management services to various technical markets, from food and beverage to avaiation. Architect and newspaper operations consultant Ken Harding is president of its newspaper/print media group.