Binding Industries Association (BIA)

BIA Conference to Tour St. Louis Facilities Tour

This year’s Binding Industries Association (BIA) Annual Conference is taking place June 4–6, at the Hyatt Regency St. Louis at The Arch in St. Louis, MO. This program is the definitive event for trade binderies, graphic finishers, custom loose-leaf manufacturers, and suppliers to those industries.

Participants can take advantage of the unparalleled networking, more than a dozen sessions, interactive presentations, and roundtables. In addition, plant tours featuring real-world applications are back again in 2012. Attendees will visit three facilities in the St. Louis area, each offering their own capabilities and specialties.

Plant Tours Include:

Silvanus Products:

Attendees will see that Silvanus Products is capable of producing all binder product lines, including vinyl (both supported and unsupported), turned edge, and poly, from the most complicated to average binders at a very competitive price. They are a leading manufacturer of custom products for a variety of markets. The company's manufacturing and customer service teams are designed to support all levels of knowledgeable distributors, helping them build their customers’ brands through quality products. Some of the products that the company specializes in include paper and vinyl, financial items, index tabs, binders, writing portfolios, diploma covers, menu covers, sample cases, and tote boxes.

Eric Scott:

Looking for one of the country’s premier private label manufacturers, complete with a state-of-the-art facility, which serves a wide variety of industries and business partners? Attendees will not have to look too far once they enter Eric Scott. Their industry-recognized expertise in leather craftsmanship allows them to develop and manufacture products to specifications, qualifications, and targeted price points--domestically and throughout the world. While Eric Scott strives to meet the needs of many industries, they are qualified to serve in the following sectors: aerospace, financial printing, motorcycles, photo merchandise, and publishing/journals.

Wrap-Ups Inc:

Wrap-Ups is conveniently located in St. Louis, Missouri, and serves the entire state along with Illinois, Indiana, Tennessee, and Arkansas. Although many of their services are focused on book production such as lay-flat binding, perfect binding, and mechanical binding, they also offer full diecutting services, folder gluing, and remoistenable glue response envelopes.

For more information and to register for the 2012 BIA Annual Conference, contact Justin Goldstein at jgoldstein@printing.org, or (800) 910-4283 ext. 806.

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