BIA Annual Conference a Success in Dallas

The Binding Edge
BIA Chairman Chris Eckhart welcomes attendees to the BIA Annual Conference in Dallas, TX.

The Binding Industries Association held its annual meeting Mar. 30-Apr. 2 in Dallas, TX, at The Fairmont Hotel.

Attendees enjoyed networking with peers, excellent presentations and informative discussions with the tabletop vendors on various solutions. Meeting in conjunction with BIA was the Continuous Improvement Conference, which focused on operational excellence and lean manufacturing.

The BIA conference concluded with three fabulous tours, which included ABCO, Inc., Artifacture Studios and O’Neil Data. Special “thank yous” go to Kolbus America for its role as the 2014 Premier Sponsor, which included sponsoring the plant tours, and to bielomatik jangenberg for sponsoring the plant tour lunch.

“I would like to thank all the attendees who traveled to Dallas to support the BIA conference. I am glad I had the chance to meet you, and I look forward to serving the BIA more in the future,” said Mike Packard, BIA director.

During the Tuesday general session, the BIA inducted Dale Reindl, Reindl Bindery Company, Inc. into the BIA Hall of Fame for 2014. Congratulations, Dale!