Government Affairs

PIA Predicts Another Favorable Year for Print in 2019 State of the Industry Report

February 6, 2019

Pittsburgh, PA--Printing Industries of America released today its 2019 State of the Industry Report providing a detailed outlook of current conditions within the printing industry from an economic, legislative, and regulatory perspective. Prepared by the Printing Industries of America's in-house experts each year, the report consists of an overview from the Center for Print Economics and Management as well as Government Affairs and Advocacy... Read More

PIA Statement on Passage of Career Technical Education Legislation

July 25, 2018

Pittsburgh, PA--Printing Industries of America President & CEO Michael Makin today issued the following statement upon the U.S. House of Representatives passage of H.R. 2353 Strengthening Career and Technical Education for the 21st Century. The U.S. Senate approved the legislation earlier in the week; H.R. 2353 has been sent to President Trump for his signature. President Trump has indicated he will sign the bill into law. "PIA applauds... Read More

PIA Launches Grassroots Call to Action on Aluminum Tariffs; Urges Congress to Relay Print Industry Concerns

July 24, 2018

Pittsburgh, PA--Today Printing Industries of America (PIA) launched a grassroots call to action in response to industry impacts triggered by Section 232 Tariffs on Steel and Aluminum announced by the Trump Administration on June 1, 2018. PIA members impacted by price spikes on aluminum printing plates are urged to share their stories with Congress. Aluminum is used in the production of lithographic printing plates and the highest quality sources... Read More

Call to Action: Aluminum Tariffs/Cost Impact on Printing Plates

July 24, 2018

On June 1, President Trump issued Section 232 Tariffs on Steel and Aluminum imported from various countries, including those in the European Union. Because the highest-quality aluminum used to produce lithographic printing plates is sourced from the EU and generally not available to equipment manufacturers domestically, our industry is hit hard by this tariff. The reaction by suppliers in our industry--and the pain felt by PIA printer members--... Read More

PIA Applauds Introduction of PRINT Act; Urges Washington to Reject Tariffs on Canadian Uncoated Groundwood Paper

May 15, 2018

Pittsburgh, PA--Printing Industries of America President & CEO Michael Makin released today the following statement regarding introduction of the Protecting Rational Incentives in Newsprint Trade (PRINT) Act of 2018 by U.S. Senators Susan Collins (R-ME) and Angus King (I-ME): "Printing Industries of America (PIA) has spent the better part of 2018 informing the Department of Commerce of the unique circumstances in the trade remedy case... Read More

PIA Responds to State of the Union; Releases 2018 State of the Industry Report

January 31, 2018

Pittsburgh, PA--Printing Industries of America, in response to last evening's State of the Union address, has issued its 2018 State of the Industry report today outlining the economic and public policy outlook for 2018. The following is a statement by Printing Industries of America President & CEO Michael Makin: "Last night, Americans heard President Trump say that the state of our union is strong. Today, I want to echo that sentiment to say... Read More

PIA Applauds House Passing of HR 1

November 17, 2017

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania--Printing Industries of America applauds the United States House of Representatives on its passage of HR 1 "Tax Cuts and Jobs Act" yesterday November 16, 2017. The bill, which passed 227-205, is a comprehensive tax reform set to benefit the nation's economy. "Printing Industries of America was pleased that lawmakers recognized the importance of advertising by preserving the more than 100-year-old deduction for companies... Read More

PIA Releases Special Message on Tax Reform Plan

September 28, 2017

Pittsburgh, PA--Printing Industries of America is hailing the tax reform plan outlined by President Trump today as a pro-growth game changer for its member companies and the printing and packaging industry at large. President & CEO Michael Makin today released the following statement: "For years, PIA has called upon Congress to enact tax reform that will boost domestic manufacturing industries, including printing, by addressing tax burdens... Read More

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