Maryland Heights, Missouri-based Southwest Plastic Binding Company changed its name to “Southwest Binding & Laminating” in 2011. The new name comes in conjunction with a new logo and tagline, “Come Together. Right Now.”
Promo Marketing, a sister publication of Print Professional, has compiled a new Top 50 Suppliers ranking. Despite stricter regulations on the safety and sales of promotional products, 2010 and the first half of 2011 have shown a sales resurgence in the industry. The returning fiscal strength of the industry is evident from the list, which is based on revenue numbers from 2010. Overall, the top 50 suppliers raked in more than $500 million more than they did in 2009. These companies have increased their margins, upped the interest in their products and committed themselves to making it through the financial crises stronger than before, and they are being rewarded for it.
Rank: 1 Company: WorkflowOne, Dayton, Ohio Commercial Print Sales $(000): 135,000 Total Sales $(000): 1,000,000 Rank: 2 Company: Webb/Mason, Hunt Valley, Md. Commercial Print Sales $(000): 44,208 Total Sales $(000): 65,012 Rank: 3 Company: American Solutions for Business, Glenwood, Minn. Commercial Print Sales $(000): 23,978 Total Sales $(000): 239,776 Rank: 4 Company: The Shamrock Companies, Westlake, Ohio Commercial Print Sales $(000): 21,957 Total Sales $(000): 75,715 Rank: 5 Company: Jerome Group, Maryland Heights, Mo. Commercial Print Sales $(000): 18,604 Total Sales $(000): 44,295 Rank: 6 Company: Brown & Partners, Blue Bell, Pa. Commercial Print Sales $(000): 18,197 Total Sales