E&M Bindery — Aggressive About Service
"The move to New Jersey was definitely customer-driven," recalls Markovits. "We were in that Long Island facility for more than 10 years, and it wasn't ideal for a growing business. The move made sense for us, and it made sense for our customers. Clifton is just 20 minutes outside of New York City, and we think it's an ideal location from which to serve all of our customers."
Apparently, those customers have agreed. E&M Bindery has increased sales by nearly $1 million each year since the move. With increased revenues of that magnitude have come expanded services. E&M has added several new pieces of equipment that either upgraded existing capabilities or added new ones. The most recent addition is a Muller Martini Norm adhesive binder, which runs at speeds as high as 12,000 books per hour and is capable of handling two-up, double digest work.
"The Norm has really rounded out our perfect binding capabilities," explains Markovits. "We've had the machine for a little more than six months, and the huge upgrade in capacity it provides has been evident from day one. We have it set up to handle PUR adhesive binding, which gives our customers a wide range of perfect binding options from which to choose."
An expanded slate of services also means an expanded range of customers. One market in which E&M Bindery looks to make further inroads is publishing. Markovits is aware of his company's location advantage, and believes that E&M's perfect binding capabilities are a great fit.
"We have some of the finest adhesive binding capabilities in the area," he says. "Though we do have some publishing clients, we have plenty of capacity to handle more."
In addition to high-speed perfect binding, E&M Bindery offers several mechanical binding options, including spiral wire, plastic coil, and fully- and semi-concealed Wire-O. Additional services include folding, cutting, collating, spot and fugitive gluing, wafer sealing, die scoring, shrink wrapping and much more.