NAPL Releases Sobering Industry Outlook for 2009
Recommendations for action steps to come out of the recession on the positive side of the ledger sheet can be found in NAPL’s State of the Industry Report, 7th edition, (product code NP363). Based on data provided by 600 companies with annual sales ranging from less than $1 million to $200 million, it is provided free to all NAPL and NAQP members as a direct member benefit. It can be purchased by nonmembers for $299. A midyear Strategic Perspective Study and subsequent Printing Business Conditions Reports comprise the comprehensive State of the Industry series and are available as expanded member benefits. The State of the Industry research is sponsored by Heidelberg (www.heidelbergusa.com).
Other NAPL economic response resources can be found at www.napl.org, or on the association’s economic blog at www.NAPLBizTrends.org. Additional action step ideas are discussed in the association’s white paper “Choosing Not to Participate in the Recession,” available free at www.napl.org/requestform.
Chartered in 1933, NAPL, the National Association for Printing Leadership, is a not-for-profit business management association representing companies in the $120 billion printing and graphic communications industry. NAPL’s comprehensive slate of business-building solutions provides company leaders with the management tools they need to make informed business decisions in an ever-changing market environment. The association also handles the administration of NAQP, the National Association of Quick Printers, which specializes in the unique concerns of small printers nationwide, and the industry’s Research and Engineering Council, which is dedicated to manufacturing technology and productivity improvement issues. For more information on NAPL or its affiliated associations, visit www.napl.org or call 800-642-6275.