Booklet Binding and Team Services Expand Operations
Booklet Binding and Team Services announced the opening of its new production center in Carol Stream, Ill. The facility is one of the industry's few integrated production centers combining finishing, mailing and packaging services under one roof. With an additional 50 percent capacity, it is also among the largest marketing production, data, distribution and packaging centers in the country offering printers, marketing services agencies and their clients an unprecedented combination of capacity, speed, redundancy and security.
Representing a $21 million capital investment, the 366,000-square-foot facility unites the operations of its two prior locations, Booklet Binding's Broadview, Illinois bindery and finishing operation and Team Services' Itasca, Illinois data, direct mail production, mailing and expanded packaging operations, into a single facility. Leveraging integrated operations, production advancements, the latest equipment and legacy experience, the firms provide customers with extraordinary services and quality now with efficiencies unmatched in the industry. Advanced production efficiencies allow all customers with any type of program—traditional or unique, simple or complex, large or small—access to the company's services.
“As we have done for the past 33 years, our investment in this center yields game-changing integration and efficiencies for our industry. Our customers asked us to do more, faster, better and cheaper, and the new facility delivers on that request,” said co-owner Tom Patrevito. “In these economic times, we recognize customers are relying on our efficiencies to remain competitive. They can't compete using three or four production sources when they can use one secure facility designed to take full responsibility for the project, complete it under one roof and guarantee delivery.”
This new facility will permit ongoing expansion into finishing, mailing and packaging, as well as sophisticated data management and modeling services, allowing the operation to serve as a channel bridge as customers seek to better integrate highly targeted traditional direct marketing efforts with various online marketing activities.