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After A Devastating Fire, Bindery Associates Is Prospering Again With Help From Muller Martini

Monday, August 01, 2005

Press release from the issuing company

Lancaster, Pennsylvania – It was among the largest and most intense fires that the local fire department could ever remember, and it caused more than $4 million in damage to Bindery Associates, Inc. “One-third of our facility was completely destroyed,” said Bob Drummond, owner and president of Bindery Associates, a commercial bindery who counts among its customers a diverse range of printers. “In all, 29 fire companies responded...fortunately, there were no injuries.” The fire occurred in June, 2004 and for many businesses, it could have meant going out of business entirely. But that was not the case for Bindery Associates. “We're pretty much back to normal,” continued Mr. Drummond, who credits Muller Martini, the world's leading provider of print finishing systems and solutions, with delivering vital assistance that helped make it possible for Bindery Associates to get back on its feet. “We couldn't have asked for more from Muller Martini,” said Mr. Drummond. Before the fire, Bindery Associates was a growing company handling perfect binding, case binding and mechanical binding projects. However the fire wiped out a large portion of its binding equipment. The bindery's customers had no choice but to look elsewhere for their job requirements. In the difficult months following the devastating tragedy, Muller Martini experts worked closely with Bindery Associates to help restore operations. After the facility itself was reconstructed, Muller Martini installed two rebuilt perfect binding systems, along with trimmers and gathering units. Furthermore, Muller technicians remained on-premises at Bindery Associates until binding processes at the company were flowing smoothly again. “They really stuck with us,” continued Mr. Drummond. “They helped us keep our business going.” Today, Bindery Associates is thriving and growing once again and Bob Drummond is pleased to report that most, if not all of the company's customers have returned and the future looks very bright.




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