The crumbling U.S. economy has forced everyone to work hard, multi-task and find new ways to stay relevant. Envelopes are no exception. They can no longer get by as the mere carriers for bills, medical reports and bank deposits. To stay fresh, they must take on other jobs.
A little change never hurt anyone. With that in mind, this year’s big show promises a change of pace, a change of scenery and a change in demand. The newly revamped PSDA (formerly DMIA) will host its annual Print Solutions Conference and Exposition on Oct. 23-25 at the Baltimore Convention Center, Baltimore. This year’s featured general session keynote speaker will be Charlie Pesko, founder and president of InfoTrends, a leading market research and consulting firm in the digital imaging and document solutions industries. Technological advances and refined marketing strategies are just some of the issues gaining momentum in a slowing economy. To encourage print
Block Graphics, a 2006 Ennis acquisition located in Portland, Ore., promoted Jade Springer to a newly created account representative position. Initially, Springer was an office administrator for Block Graphics before receiving a promotion to inventory and billing specialist. She will now handle current account business and explore new opportunities for the Portland facilities of both Block Graphics and Ennis, whose operations will be consolidated. “Jade has an in-depth knowledge of our current customers and products, giving her the ability to have an instant impact,” noted Portland facility general manager Rod Wyatt. For more information, visit www.ennis.com.
Because the new postal regulations have dramatically altered the way mail is packaged and sent, Block Graphics, Paso Robles, Calif., has added two new 6x9" diagonal-seam envelopes to its current list of stock products. The new envelopes are available in a regular 6x9" format, as well as a 6x9" window format, with the 11⁄4x4" window positioned 5⁄8" from the left, and 21⁄4" from the bottom. The window has been strategically placed so the bar code remains in the OCR read area. Both the regular and window envelopes are made of 28 lb. white woven paper, and are available with an inside tint. For
Rank: 1 Company: Ennis, Midlothian, Texas Sales $(000): 559,397 Principal Officer(s): Keith Walters, Chairman, CEO, President Employees: 6,200 Locations: 42 (*Does not include sales figures for Block Graphics, acquired 08/09/06.) Rank: 2 Company: Champion Industries, Huntington, W. Va. Sales $(000): 135,000 Principal Officer(s): Marshall T. Reynolds, CEO Employees: 768 Locations: 22 Rank: 3 Company: Western States Envelope & Label, Butler, Wis. Sales $(000): 111,000 Principal Officer(s): Mark S. Lemberger, President, CEO Employees: 733 Locations: 5 Rank: 4 Company: Printegra, Peachtree City, Ga. Sales $(000): 87,706 Principal Officer(s): Casey Campbell, President, CEO Employees: 822 Locations: 14 Rank: 5 Company: PrintXcel, Montrose,
Rank: 1 Company: Ennis, Midlothian, Texas Forms Sales $(000): 233,380 Total Sales $(000): 559,397 Rank: 2 Company: PrintXcel, Montrose, Ala. Forms Sales $(000): 84,976 Total Sales $(000): 84,976 Rank: 3 Company: Printegra, Peachtree City, Ga. Forms Sales $(000): 65,780 Total Sales $(000): 87,706 Rank: 4 Company: DSFI, Addison, Ill. Forms Sales $(000): 63,650 Total Sales $(000): 67,000 Rank: 5 Company: Wise Business Forms, Alpharetta, Ga. Forms Sales $(000): 63,000 Total Sales $(000): 70,000 Rank: 6 Company: Highland Computer Forms, Hillsboro, Ohio Forms Sales $(000): 43,712 Total Sales $(000): 43,712 Rank: 7 Company: Wright Business Graphics, Portland, Ore. Forms
DMIA’s annual Print Solutions conference and exposition will be held Oct. 3-5 at the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center in Rosemont, Ill. The conference will provide three days of educational sessions, including a presentation by this year’s keynote speaker, Newt Gingrich, former Speaker of the House and co-author of “Contract with America.” Join Gingrich as he analyzes the current political climate in Washington, DC, and educates attendees on effective leadership. This year’s conference will feature equipment demonstrations, offering distributors better insight into how various applications are produced. In addition, exchange centers will be located on the show floor with more than 34 hours of
Block Graphics, Portland, Ore., announced the promotion of Carl Weaver to the position of vice president of operations. Weaver has been with Block Graphics’ envelope and forms manufacturing divisions for more than 16 years, 14 of those years in management positions. “Carl brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to this position that will be invaluable as we prepare for the future,” said Rod Wyatt, president. The promotion follows the company’s announcement that it will relocate its Paso Robles, Calif., facility to Reno, Nev., by the end of 2006. Therefore, in his new role, Weaver will oversee operations in all six of Block’s
Block Graphics Relocates California Facility Headquartered in Portland, Ore., Block Graphics will relocate its Paso Robles, Calif., facility to the Reno, Nev., area by the end of 2006. Employees in the Paso Robles plant willing to relocate are being offered positions in the new facility, but severance packages are also available. The move affects 15 employees, and enables the company to expand its one-day shipping service area while maintaining the level of quality, service and reliability customers expect. The relocation will not affect Block Graphics' facility in Sun City, Calif., and is seen as strengthening its presence in the region. Founded in
Headquartered in Portland, Ore., Block Graphics will be relocating its Paso Robles, Calif., facility to the Reno, Nev., area by the end of 2006. Employees in the Paso Robles plant willing to relocate are being offered positions in the new facility, or severance packages are available. The move affects 15 employees, and enables the company to expand its one-day shipping service area while maintaining the level of quality, service and reliability customers expect. The relocation will not affect Block Graphics’s facility in Sun City, Calif., and is seen as strengthening its presence in the region. Founded in 1980, Block Graphics is a 100