Central States Business Forms

Exceeding Expectations
April 1, 2013

Nearly three years have passed since the Print Services & Distribution Association (PSDA) joined forces with management firm SmithBucklin and relocated its headquarters from Alexandria, Va., to Chicago. Now the PSDA is making bold moves once again.

Fight the Power
March 1, 2009

There’s a running joke about the forms business. It chooses you, not the other way around. So what’s a fated print supplier or distributor to do when, just to survive, he or she has two major opponents to battle: technology and the economy?

BIG in Baltimore
September 1, 2008

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

Top 100 Manufacturers Chart
October 1, 2007

1 Ennis Headquarters: Midlothian, Texas Annual Sales $(000): 584,713 Principal Officer(s): Keith Walters, Chairman, President, CEO Employees: 6,200 Locations: 44 2 Champion Industries Headquarters: Huntington, W. Va. Annual Sales $(000): 145,188 Principal Officer(s): Marshall T. Reynolds, CEO Employees: 740 Locations: 22 3 Western States Envelope & Label Headquarters: Butler, Wis. Annual Sales $(000): 117,900 Principal Officer(s): Mark S. Lemberger, President Employees: 731 Locations: 5 4 Printegra Headquarters: Peachtree City, Ga. Annual

Ennis Maintains Top Position
October 1, 2006

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,

Top Forms Suppliers
October 1, 2006

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

Local Expertise Drives Nationwide Strength
September 12, 2006

Headquartered in Indianapolis, International Business Solutions Alliance (IBSA), chose the beautiful downtown area for the site of its 2006 National Conference and Trade Show. More than half of the organizations 135 affiliates and 115 preferred vendors gathered Aug. 13-16 at the Hyatt Regency for networking opportunities and educational seminars, including sessions on selling digital printing programs, the latest RFID technology updates, health-care market sales strategies and applications for hot new promotional products. Highlights of the event included a supplier trade show, and presentations by printing industry forecaster Dr. Joe Webb and business speaker Dirk Beveridge. During the IBSA awards banquet, supplier awards were presented

It’s Show Time!
September 1, 2006

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

Continuous Forms Refuse to Die
September 1, 2006

Fact: The major directs are loosing their stronghold in the marketplace. Fact: Within the independent channel, many manufacturers of continuous forms have abandoned the product in lieu of more value-added products. Fact: Laser cut-sheets simply can’t cut it in certain industrial environments. The upshot? Some astute industry professionals are turning what others consider a dying product into a viable commodity. For example, Quick Tab II, Tiffin, Ohio, does business with a software vendor that sells its products to auto glass companies, where the dust-and debris-ladened environment wreaks havoc on laser printers. Vice President Mike Daughenbaugh explained these businesses still use Okidata-type, continuous feed printers. The shops that tried