Seeking to stem the tide of paper pumped out by its computers, First Michigan Bank Corp. is using laser-disc technology to store and retrieve reports.

With $2.2 billion of assets, First Michigan is a community bank holding company with 12 affiliate banks based in Holland, Mich. The laser-disc storage technology, known as Computer Output to Laser Disk (COLD), was developed by LaserAccess Corp., Seattle, Washington.

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