BindTech LLC Acquires Eckhart & Co.

Press release submitted on behalf of BindTech LLC

BindTech LLC has added to its expanding platform of book manufacturing with the acquisition of Eckhart & Co., based in Indianapolis, IN.  Founded in 1918, Eckhart has been an important supplier to the trade publishing industry, providing hardcover, softcover, and mechanical binding services. In addition, Eckhart offers a number of custom and specialized services including rigid boxes, 3-ring binders, gilding, leather case manufacturing, and foil stamping to support the deluxe book and bible market segments.

With facilities across the country, BindTech has been growing its national footprint through targeted acquisition strategies to become the leading provider of book binding and book finishing services, as well as warehousing and fulfillment under the Publishers Storage & Shipping (PSSC) brand. The acquisition of Eckhart further strengthens BindTech’s position with book publishers and book printers. 

According to BindTech CEO, John Helline, “We are excited to add a respected business, such as Eckhart, to the BindTech family. Their reputation and expertise help to keep BindTech at the competitive forefront of the publishing supply chain.  Importantly, our growing platform of book finishing, warehousing, and fulfillment – along with our heavy investments in technology designed to support our publishing customers – allows us to offer creative, integrated solutions utilizing our broad platform.”

Chris Eckhart, President of Eckhart & Co., added, “Personalized service combined with extensive production capabilities and combinations has allowed Eckhart & Company to continue a pace of steady growth through the years. Partnering with BindTech, and utilizing their considerable resources, will help to accelerate our growth and put us in a solid position for many more years to come.”

With the addition of Eckhart, the combined BindTech/PSSC facilities now have over 400 employees and a manufacturing and warehouse footprint of over 400,000 square feet with locations in Nashville, TN; Churchill, TN; Macedonia, OH; Phoenix, AZ; Indianapolis, IN; Fitchburg, MA; Ypsilanti, MI; and, Ann Arbor, MI.