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Printing Impressions' Bindery & Finishing News for May 2009

Printing Industries of America's Binding Industries Association (BIA) is pleased to announce that Bill Eckhart of Eckhart & Co., Inc., former chairman of the BIA, is the 2009 inductee into the BIA Hall of Fame.

Miniature Folding Work No Longer Outsourced, Now a Value-Added Service LEBANON, NH—Whitman Communications no longer has to outsource projects that require very small folds for packaging inserts. The commercial printer installed a new two-station Vijuk-G&K V-14 commercial/miniature folder that will now keep those projects in-house. “I’m delighted to have added the folder to our equipment selection,” says Steve Whitman, president. “This new piece of equipment has created additional options for the types of folds and papers that our customers can choose from. I was also particularly pleased with the installation and training support we received.” Trio of Saddlestitchers Big Hit at Olympic BROADVIEW, IL—Faster

SEWICKLEY, PA—March 18, 2008—The Binding Industries Association (BIA) is pleased to announce that James R. Niesen, former executive director of the BIA, is the inaugural inductee into the BIA Hall of Fame. Jim will be inducted during the 2008 BIA Mid Management Conference April 28-29, 2008 in Schaumburg, IL. Under his leadership, the BIA expanded its membership worldwide, oversaw the creation of The Binding Edge magazine, expanded the prestigious Product of Excellence (POE) competition, organized Bindathons throughout the U.S., Canada, and England, and significantly increased member services and programs. “I can’t think of a more fitting occasion to honor Jim

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