BIA Annual Conference to Feature Tours of Three Top Finishing Companies

PITTSBURGH—Oct. 22, 2012—The Binding Industries Assn., in conjunction with Printing Industries of America, is pleased to announce the spring 2013 BIA Annual Conference will be held on April 8󈝶 at the Indianapolis Marriott Downtown in Indianapolis. This conference is the premier education and networking event of the year for binders, graphic finishers, custom loose-leaf manufacturers, and suppliers to those industries.

Conference attendees are being invited to “Branch Out” to new opportunities, contacts, technologies and markets. The spring conference will feature experiential plant tours from top-performing companies, including D.E. Baugh Co., Eckhart & Co. and Ross Gage.

The plant tours will offer attendees firsthand experience in innovative graphic finishing, binding and loose-leaf methods.

• D.E. Baugh, a provider of quality graphic services, is one of the Midwest’s top foil stamping and graphic finishers, with a list of services including foil stamping, embossing, debossing, diecutting, UV coating, film laminating, remoistenable glue stripping, folding and gluing, and other special processes. This company has been recognized by the Printing Industries of America Premier Print Awards with a Best of Category Award for Finishing Techniques.

• Founded in 1918, Echkart & Co. is a leading resource for the mechanical binding, case binding, eco perfect binding, as well as information packaging solutions nationwide. Its eco-friendly product line consists of binders that are 100-percent biodegradable, except for the metal ring.

• Ross Gage is an industry leader in providing quality indexing solutions to printers and publishers worldwide. This company provides thumb cut, European thumb cut and step cut indexing in many styles. The Ross Gage Inc. facility is equipped with state-of-the-art computer-assisted indexing equipment to meet and exceed production and delivery requirements.

Register today at or call Justin Goldstein, Director, Member Services, at 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 thousands of 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.

Source: BIA/PIA.

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