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BINDERY matters

November 2005
Pair of Machines Head Down South

Marietta, GA—Color Spectrum Network (CSN) has added two new multi-function machines—a Bobst SPanthera 106-LER embossing diecutter with blanking and a Bobst Mistral 110 A-2 CS folder/gluer equipped with the latest source tagging and CD insertion devices.

This marks the first time both of these new generation machines have been installed together in a single U.S. plant.

After Fire, Bindery Is Thriving Again

Lancaster, PA—It was among the largest and most intense fires that the local fire department could ever remember, and it caused more than $4 million in damage to Bindery Associates last year.

"One-third of our facility was completely destroyed," recounts Bob Drummond, owner and president of Bindery Associates, a commercial bindery. "In all, 29 fire companies responded. Fortunately, there were no injuries."

Before the fire, Bindery Associates was a growing company handling perfect binding, case binding and mechanical binding projects. However, the fire wiped out a large portion of its binding equipment. The bindery's customers had no choice but to look elsewhere for their job requirements. In the difficult months following the devastating tragedy, Muller Martini worked closely with Bindery Associates to help restore operations.

After the facility itself was reconstructed, the manufacturer installed two rebuilt perfect binding systems, along with trimmers and gathering units. Furthermore, Muller technicians remained on-premises at Bindery Associates until binding processes at the company were flowing smoothly again.

Today, Bindery Associates is thriving and growing once again and Drummond reports that most, if not all, of the company's customers have returned.

Open House Deemed a Success

Bethlehem, PA—Böwe Bell + Howell's recent open house event attracted customers from around the country. This facility reconditions document processing equipment, helping customers extend the life of their hardware and protect their capital investments.

Although the facility opened in December 2004, this was the first time the doors were opened to groups of customers. Attendees received a facility tour highlighted by seeing firsthand how equipment from the field is refurbished by Böwe Bell + Howell technicians.

"During the open house, we received incredible feedback from our customers over the detailed processes we follow with every reconditioned product," says Business Solutions Manager Bryan Frack. "Our team showcased the quality, value and flexibility we provide. This service helps position our customers for growth and strengthens Böwe Bell + Howell's partnership with them."

Trade Show Materials Donated to Schools

WAUSAU, WI—Just in time for the new school year, Wausau Paper has donated paper to benefit schools in Minnesota. The paper company participated in a collaborative project with three other companies, including Brandtjen & Kluge, Universal Engraving and Duplo USA, to develop writing books created as part of a paper finishing and converting demonstration during the recent PRINT 05 show. 
 

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