Announcing the Spring 2013 BIA Annual Conference, Featuring Plant Tours from Three Top Graphic Finishing Companies

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, October 22, 2012—The Binding Industries Association, in conjunction with Printing Industries of America, is pleased to announce the spring 2013 BIA Annual Conference, April 8–10 at the Indianapolis Marriott Downtown in Indianapolis, Indiana. This conference is the premier education and networking event of the year for binders, graphic finishers, custom loose-leaf manufacturers, and suppliers to those industries.

The 2013 BIA Annual Conference invites the binding industry to “Branch Out” to new opportunities, contacts, technologies, and markets. The spring conference will feature experiential plant tours from top-performing companies, D.E. Baugh Company, Eckhart & Company Inc. and Ross Gage, Inc.

The plant tours will offer attendees firsthand experience in innovative graphic finishing, binding and loose-leaf methods.

  • The D.E. Baugh Company, provider of quality graphic services, is one of the Midwest’s top foil stamping and graphic finishers, with a list of services including foil stamping, embossing, debossing, diecutting, UV coating, film laminating, remoistenable glue stripping, folding and gluing, and other special processes. This company has been recognized by the Printing Industries of America Premier Print Awards with a Best of Category Award for Finishing Techniques.
  • Founded in 1918, Echkart & Company is a leading resource for the mechanical binding, case binding, eco perfect binding, as well as information packaging solutions nationwide. Their eco-friendly product line consists of binders that are 100% biodegradable, except for the metal ring.
  • Ross Gage, Inc. is the industry leader in providing quality indexing solutions to printers and publishers worldwide. This company provides thumb cut, European thumb cut and step cut indexing in many styles. The Ross Gage Inc. facility is equipped with state-of-the-art computer-assisted indexing equipment to meet and exceed production and delivery requirements.

Register today at or call Justin Goldstein, Director, Member Services, at  800-910-4283, ext. 806.



About Printing Industries of America
Printing Industries of America is the world’s largest graphic arts trade association, representing an industry with approximately one million employees. It serves the interests of thousands of member companies. Together with its nationwide affiliate network, Printing Industries delivers products and services that enhance the growth, efficiency, and profitability of its members and the graphic communications industry through advocacy, education, research, and technical information.

Program Contact

Justin Goldstein
+1 412-259-1806

Media Contact
Megan Flynn
+1 412-259-1837

Published on Wednesday, January 30, 2013 (updated 05/31/2014)

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