Northstar Wins Major Vital Records Contract
The Minnesota Department of Administration awarded a contract to Northstar, a subsidiary of Ennis Inc., to supply vital records certificate paper for the State of Minnesota. The vital records paper will be printed at Northstar’s Brooklyn Park, Minn., location.
One of the nation’s leading suppliers of both negotiable and non-negotiable MICR documents, print services and distribution services to the financial industry, Northstar will partner with AmeriTech Inc. to fulfill this contract, just as it does to supply vital records paper to many jurisdictions in New York and North Carolina. The state contract allows all 22 vital records offices to place orders and purchase paper from a single source, which maximizes volume pricing benefits, as well as insures the uniformity of the state’s 500,000 annual birth and death certificates issued.
A NASPO-accredited printer, Northstar is able to provide security features without needing to raise or emboss the state seal. Instead, the company will incorporate multiple security features, including a single overt security thread visible as a line that will run from the top to the bottom of the paper as required by the contract.
Ennis Inc. is primarily engaged in the production and sale of business forms, apparel and other business products. The company is one of the largest private-label printed business product suppliers in the United States. Headquartered in Midlothian, Texas, the company has production and distribution facilities strategically located throughout the United States of America, Mexico and Canada to serve the company's national network of distributors. The company, together with its subsidiaries, operates in two business segments: the Print Segment ("Print") and Apparel Segment ("Apparel"). The Print Segment is primarily engaged in the business of manufacturing and selling business forms, other printed business products, printed and electronic media, presentation products, flex-o-graphic printing, advertising specialties and Post-it Notes, internal bank forms, plastic cards, secure and negotiable documents, envelopes and other custom products. The Apparel Segment manufactures and distributes T-shirts and other activewear apparel through six distribution centers located throughout North America.