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Atlanta Bindery and Finishing

March 1998
For Atlanta Bindery and Finishing, of Lithonia, GA, production flexibility has been a key issue in every equipment-buying decision ever made. The recent purchase of a Fenimore 920 Sidewinder from Vijuk Equipment clearly proves that owning machines with the ability to perform a diverse range of finishing operations continues to be the bindery's top priority.

Atlanta Bindery and Finishing was founded in March of 1986 by Charles C. Henley and Riley T. Stavely. The two partners share more than 65 years of bindery experience between them.

The shop employs 13 people working in a modern, well-equipped 8,000-square-foot facility.

Combining their unique expertise and equipment capabilities to partner with both commercial and in-house printers, as well as other trade binderies, Atlanta Bindery and Finishing is geared to provide a full scope of postpress capabilities.

This includes folding; cutting; automatic punching for Wire-O, plastic coil and comb binding; index tabbing; short-run perfect binding; saddle stitching; scoring and perforating; drilling; shrink wrapping; and handwork.

According to Stavely, handling a broad range of finishing work for a diverse customer base has always been Atlanta Bindery and Finishing's strongest suit.

"Essentially, we try not to put all our eggs in one basket," he relates. "We've positioned ourselves to do a wide variety of finishing work—and we're careful not to let one major account dominate our schedule."

Elaborating further on the business philosophy, Henley states that the company strives to provide a consistent level of service to all accounts, whether a large, multi-press commercial printer or a small, in-house operation: "The way we see it, a $200 job is just as important to a small shop as a $200,000 job is to a big commercial printer."

A Perfect Match
The obvious emphasis placed on handling the widest variety of finishing work imaginable, while tailoring service to the exact needs of each and every customer, reflects itself in the bindery's acquisition of the Fenimore 920 Sidewinder.

Representing the latest generation of flat-sheet bindery technology, the Sidewinder is designed to accommodate a full complement of postpress operations, including stitching, folding, trimming and collating. For this reason, it's no surprise that the Sidewinder was a perfect match for Atlanta Bindery and Finishing, recognized throughout the Southeast for handling a wide spread of finishing work—including the most complex jobs.

In terms of meeting their requirements for optimum flexibility, Stavely has been nothing but impressed with the Sidewinder, explaining that this is the first time his company ever had a single machine capable of meeting virtually all of its flat-sheet collating and stitching needs.

 

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