FSEA Keeps Members Informed During COVID-19

Webinar: COVID-19 and the Finishing/Binding Industries

In April the FSEA and PostPress magazine hosted a webinar featuring four leaders of print finishing organizations. These industry leaders discussed the ways the pandemic is affecting their operations, their supply chains and their business plans. The webinar is available for free, on-demand viewing now at

COVID-19 Resource Page

The FSEA has created a COVID-19 resource page to keep the print finishing community up to date on issues arising from COVID-19 that may affect them, their employees and their businesses. Links are provided to health and safety information, essential business justification, Department of Labor guidance and more. To view this information, visit www.fsea.com/content/covid19.shtml.

FSEA Member Survey Results: COVID-19 Impacts

In early April, the FSEA asked its Active and Supplier Members to respond to a short, four-question survey about the impacts of COVID-19. These answers have been compiled into a document that shares information on what other association members are experiencing: supply chain impacts, efforts to keep employees safe and applying for financial resources. The survey responses have been scrubbed of identifying information so that members felt free to provide honest responses. A second survey will be sent in early June, and results will be posted at www.fsea.com.

FSEA to Host Online Conference on June 23-24

With the cancellation of the 2020 FSEA·IADD Joint Conference due to Covid-19, the FSEA is planning an FSEA Online Learning Experience to be held June 23 and 24. This online event will provide the same business-impacting content that had been planned for the in-person event – FREE to attendees, thanks to the support of the event sponsors.

Attendees can sign up for free at www.fseaconference.com. On Tuesday, June 23, and Wednesday, June 24, attendees will log in for live and recorded webinar content. Watch and listen to the webinars when it is convenient.

The FSEA believes it is absolutely critical that the print decorating, finishing and binding industries have up-to-date information, and the 2020 FSEA Online Learning Experience will deliver. Webinar topics include:

  • Recruiting, Training & Retaining the Workforce
  • Sustainability in the Print Industry
  • Tax Savings Through the R&D Tax Credit
  • The Impact of Cold Foil on the Embellishment Landscape
  • Working Through Challenges with Today’s Paper Stocks and Coatings
  • Digital Decorating – Where Does It Fit and Where Is It Going?
  • Grow Your Business: Promoting Foil and Finishing

Register today at www.fseaconference.com and be sure to thank these sponsors for supporting this FREE online event:

  • Bobst
  • Duplo
  • Kurz
  • H+M
  • Infinity Foils
  • Konica Minolta/MGI
  • Metal Magic
  • Mueller Prost
  • Owosso
  • Sakurai
  • Univacco
  • Universal Engraving

FSEA Welcomes New Executive Committee and Board Members

The Board of Directors for FSEA recently has announced new positions on the FSEA Executive Committee and the addition of two new board members. Greg Greenwald, Lander Binding & Finishing, takes over as the new FSEA Chairman, replacing Mark Baugh, Baugh Graphic Finishing House, who steps into the Past Chairman position. Gene Petrie, Hallmark Cards, Inc., has moved into the Chairman Elect position, and Doug Fontana, The Fontana Group, becomes the Secretary/Treasurer.

In addition, two new board members have been ratified by both the FSEA Board of Directors and the FSEA membership. This includes Sean Hurley, MCD, Inc., who will step in as a new Active board member, and David Rose, Sakurai USA, who will become a new Associate (Supplier) board member, replacing Helen Rallis, Sun Chemical, whose term has expired.