BIA Names Top Graphic Finishers and Loose-Leaf Companies for 2011

PITTSBURGH—June 27, 2011—The Binding Industries Association (BIA), the preeminent organization for the graphic finishing and custom loose-leaf manufacturing industry, named its 2011 Product of Excellence Awards (POE) winners. From around the world, companies submitted their best work to be judged against that of their peers.

As the world’s only competition specifically for graphic finishers and custom loose-leaf companies, the POE awards provides a platform for companies to demonstrate the value they provide to the graphic arts community. These awards are judged by experts in the industry, and entries must be technically flawless to win.

The following companies have achieved the highest pinnacle in the industry, and, as such, are the “best of the best” for 2011:

  • C&C Offset Printing Co.,
  • Rickard Circular Folding,
  • Pacific; Bindery Services,
  • Bridge Publications,
  • Roswell Bookbinding,
  • New Hampshire Bindery,
  • Anstey Book Binding,
  • Trends Presentation Products,
  • American Thermoplastic Co.,
  • Tamarack Packaging,
  • Holum & Sons Co.,
  • FastKit,
  • Binding Solutions, and
  • Pack Appeal.

Mike Roswell, president of Roswell Bookbinding and a POE winner, said, “For Roswell Bookbinding, winning these awards validates our commitment to excellence and dedication to innovation and ingenuity. It also provides us more motivation to continue producing the highest quality work in the United States.”

Winners of the POE awards receive a listing on, a featured article in The Binding Edge magazine and Printing Industries of America: The Magazine, publicity on social media, and a handsome plaque to show off to customers.

The 2011 competition was sponsored by Achilles USA, Bensons, Bielomatik Jagenberg, Challenge Machinery, Colter and Peterson, C.P Bourg, IFS-DuraPro, fixyourownbindery, Gane Brothers, Heidelberg, Holliston, Kolbus, L.D. Davis, The Newark Group, Nor-Cote International, Nordson, Standard Finishing Systems, Spiral Binding, Tech-ni-Fold, Update, US Ring, and WCJ Pilgrim.

For complete details on this years champions, please visit the POE page of winners. Challengers for the 2012 competition are encouraged to see if they can beat the “best of the best!” Get motivated and start saving your award-winning pieces today! The 2011 POE winners will be waiting to see if your company has what it takes.

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 more than 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 the Printing Industries of America, represents trade binderies, graphic finishers, custom loose-leaf manufacturers, and suppliers to those industries. The BIA is the definitive organization for the binding industry and 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.

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