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.
Quick Tab II
Continuous forms were considered the main product of the printing industry for years. But, it's no secret to industry insiders that this particular market niche has been a sinking ship for well over a decade thanks to the digitization of society. Despite their decline in usage, continuous forms still have their place for appropriate applications due to their speed and capacity to generate data onto several areas at one time.
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
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,
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