BIA Notebook

Binding Industries Association

BIA Thanks Members for Conference Success

The Binding Industries Association had its annual meeting April 8-10 in Indianapolis, IN, at the Indianapolis Marriott Downtown. More than 216 attendees enjoyed unparalleled networking, interactive presentations and informative roundtables that will help develop solutions to everyday challenges. This was the largest BIA meeting since 2000 and the largest display of vendor tabletops, with more than 53 top suppliers exhibiting.

“I would like to thank the BIA members for their continued support of this conference. Every year our numbers grow, and it’s a direct result of the passion of this industry,” said BIA Director Justin Goldstein.

In addition, the 2013 Conference offered attendees the opportunity to tour three signature companies: D.E Baugh, Eckhart and Company and Ross Gage. Two new members also were inducted into the BIA Hall of Fame: Richard Senior, Duraweld Ltd, and Vernon Schwent, Silvanus Products.

“I thoroughly enjoyed the 2013 conference, I thought the sessions were highly practical, and the networking was invaluable – not to mention having all of the top industry suppliers in one convenient location. I can’t wait until next year,” said Tina Tyson, Space Age Laminating and Bindery.

BIA Resource Project – Donations and Authors Needed!

The Binding Industries Association is developing an industry resource binder that will have descriptions of all major binding processes. This will be a major marketing tool for trade binderies, graphic finishers, custom loose leaf companies and information packaging companies. If you are interested in contributing articles or supplies for this project, please contact Justin Goldstein, BIA director, at 412.259.1806 or

Printers Need Excellent Partners – Get Listed on

Is your company listed on Why gamble with your success in 2013? Companies on this website will have the distinction of being recognized as “official binderies.” How do new companies get listed? It’s simple – join the BIA and its coalition for binding excellence. Printers need excellent finishing partners, and there is only one place they turn to when they need help. Contact Justin Goldstein at 412.259.1806 or for more information.