2012 BIA Conference to Feature Tours of Three Binding/Finishing Plants

PITTSBURGH—Feb. 9, 2012—This year’s Binding Industries Assn. (BIA) Annual Conference is set to take place on June 4-6, 2012, at the Hyatt Regency St. Louis at The Arch in St. Louis, MO. This program is the definitive event for trade binderies, graphic finishers, custom loose-leaf manufacturers and suppliers to those industries.

Participants can take advantage of the unparalleled networking, more than a dozen sessions, interactive presentations and roundtables. In addition, plant tours featuring real-world applications are back again in 2012. Attendees will visit three facilities in the St. Louis area, each offering its own capabilities and specialties.

Plant tours include:

• Silvanus Products—Attendees will see that Silvanus Products is capable of producing all binder product lines, including vinyl (both supported and unsupported), turned edge and poly, from the most complicated to average binders at a very competitive price. It is a leading manufacturer of custom products for a variety of markets.

The company’s manufacturing and customer service teams are designed to support all levels of knowledgeable distributors, helping it build its customers’ brands through quality products. Some of the products that Silvanus specializes in include paper and vinyl, financial items, index tabs, binders, writing portfolios, diploma covers, menu covers, sample cases, and tote boxes.

• Eric Scott—Looking to tour one of the country’s premier private label manufacturers, complete with a state-of-the-art facility, which serves a wide variety of industries and business partners? Attendees will not have to look too far once they enter Eric Scott. Its industry-recognized expertise in leather craftsmanship allows the company to develop and manufacture products to specifications, qualifications and targeted price points—domestically and throughout the world.

While Eric Scott strives to meet the needs of many industries, it is qualified to serve in the following sectors: aerospace, financial printing, motorcycles, photo merchandise and publishing/journals.

• Wrap-Ups Inc—Conveniently located in St. Louis, MO, Wrap-Ups serves the entire state along with Illinois, Indiana, Tennessee and Arkansas. Although many of its services are focused on book production—such as lay-flat binding, perfect binding and mechanical binding—the company also offers full diecutting services, folder gluing, and remoistenable glue response envelopes.

For more information and to register for the 2012 BIA Annual Conference, visit www.printing.org/biaconference or contact Justin Goldstein at jgoldstein@printing.org, or (800) 910-4283 ext. 806.

About Printing Industries of America
Printing Industries of America is the world’s largest graphic arts trade association, representing an industry with approximately one million employees. It serves the interests of 10,000 member companies. Together with its nationwide affiliate network, Printing Industries delivers products and services that enhance the growth, efficiency, and profitability of its members and the graphic communications industry through advocacy, education, research, and technical information.

About BIA
The Binding Industries Association (BIA), a special interest group of Printing Industries of America, represents trade binderies, graphic finishers, customer loose-leaf manufacturers, and suppliers to those industries. The BIA is a definitive organization for the binding industry and it helps its members maintain a competitive advantage and respond to today’s changing environment. Whether you’re a veteran or new to the industry, the most cost-effective way to gain knowledge, visibility, and access is by becoming a BIA member.

Source: BIA.