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BIA Annual Conference Held in Indianapolis

Binding Industries Association More than 200 members of the Binding Industries Association converged in Indianapolis, IN, for three days of sessions, awards presentations and plant tours during the BIA Annual Conference. The 2013 BIA Annual Conference was held April 8-10 in Indianapolis, IN, in conjunction with the PIA Continuous Improvement Conference. More than 200 members of the BIA converged for three...

2014 BIA Annual Conference – Save the Date!

Binding Industries Association The Binding Industries Association is thrilled to announce that it will be heading to The Fairmont Dallas, in Dallas, TX, March 31-April 2, 2014 for the BIA Annual Conference. The 2014 conference will feature educational sessions, networking with peers from around the world, plant tours and some of the world’s best suppliers to the industry. Don’t miss the...

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...

Book Trimming in the On Demand Age

The Binding Edge Historically, book trimmers were designed for long-run production environments; however, today's on demand marketplace is dominated by short-run productions, which carry distinctly different production requirements. Trimming technology needs to be able to reduce or eliminate makereadies so that book size changes can occur on the fly, with little or no human intervention, said Britt Cary, director of...

Building a Defense for Your OSHA Compliance

by Rick Hartwig, Printing Industries of America The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) never can announce an enforcement inspection ahead of time, but it does provide a host of indicators that can be used to predict the chances of an inspection. OSHA collects a vast amount of data on specific industry sectors that are used in part to develop...

Challenges in Perfect Binding

by Jen Clark, The Binding Edge In the last decade, declining run lengths and quicker turnaround requirements have left little room for error in the bindery. Long-standing binding methods, including perfect binding, have had to evolve because offline production machines and shorter turnaround periods result in expensive short-run applications. Recent innovations in machinery have made the process of completing a...

Advocacy Agenda for the 113th Congress

by Lisbeth Lyons, Printing Industries of America Printing Industries of America is pleased to announce its Advocacy Agenda for the 113th Congress. Advocacy efforts on behalf of the industry are multi-faceted. Direct lobbying, grassroots advocacy, media relations, industry research and political advocacy through PrintPAC all support the organization's mission to promote public policy that benefits the health and growth of...

2013 BIA Product of Excellence Awards Presented

Binding Industries Association The Binding Industries Association presented the highest pinnacle in the industry – the "Best of the Best" Product of Excellence Awards – to Holum and Sons Company, Inc. and Bindtech, Inc. The glass crystal awards were presented during the general session at the 2013 BIA Annual Conference. In addition to Holum and Sons and Bindtech's Best of the...

Silvanus Products: Artisans in the Custom Packaging Market

by Jen Clark, The Binding Edge Old-fashioned work ethic and attention to detail have made Silvanus Products, Inc. a leader in the loose leaf industry, not only for the products it produces, but for the expert craftsmanship of its long-time employees. Located 60 miles south of St. Louis, MO, in the historic town of Ste. Genevieve, Silvanus has been providing...
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