Kolbus America Inc. and BIA Announce Partnership for 2010

PITTSBURGH—November 9, 2009—The Binding Industries Association (BIA), the preeminent organization for the binding industry, announced today a strategic partnership with Kolbus America Inc. for 2010. This agreement serves a comprehensive educational campaign about Kolbus and all of its products and services. BIA members and the binding industry at large will benefit from new programs, services, and educational opportunities.

Kolbus America, Inc. is the North American subsidiary of Kolbus GmbH located in Rahden, Germany. A privately held company, Kolbus is the worldwide market leader in the design and manufacture of equipment for both hardcover and softcover book manufacturing.

“Kolbus America is proud to sponsor the BIA 2010 Mid-Management conference and to partner with the BIA to enhance and promote the binding industry” says Robert Shafer, President of Kolbus America. “The BIA, under the superb leadership of Justin Goldstein, has established itself as an industry advocate for our industry and provides valuable services for our membership.”

Kolbus America, Inc. will be the premier sponsor at the 2010 BIA Mid Management Conference, May 17-19, 2010 at the Baltimore Hilton, Baltimore, MD. This annual meeting brings together mid-managers from trade binderies, custom loose-leaf manufacturers, graphic finishing, information packaging and the suppliers to those industries. A blitz of information, new products and ideas, as well as networking with your peers from around the world. The definitive conference for the binding industry!

For more information please contact Justin Goldstein at 412-259-1806 or email jgoldstein@printing.org.

About BIA:
The Binding Industries Association (BIA), a special interest group of the Printing Industries of America, represents trade binderies, 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. For more information visit us at www.bindingindustries.com or call us at 412-259-1806.

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