Sewickley, PA—July 17, 2008 - The Binding Industries Association (BIA), the world’s largest association for trade binderies, loose-leaf manufacturers, and suppliers to those industries, announced the top winners of the 2008 BIA Product of Excellence Awards. The BIA and its members have taken the graphic arts industry back by force this year, and their award competition was no different. Judges had the honor of evaluating the most entries in almost a decade and had to be painstakingly critical in their evaluations.
Companies submitted some of their best work for a chance to win the coveted “Product of Excellence”. Having this distinction tells your customers that you adhere to a higher standard when it comes to quality. All first place winners will be prominently displayed in The Binding Edge magazine, showcased on www.bindingawards.com, and will receive plaques honoring their accomplishments.
Some of the top winners this year included Cadillac Looseleaf Products, C&C Offset, Duraweld Limited, Federal Looseleaf Inc., Holum & Sons Co. Inc., PRISM GRAFIX, Rickard Bindery, Seidl’s Bindery, and Specialties Graphic Finishers Ltd. These companies have reached the pinnacle of success in the binding industry and should be celebrated as having world class operations. Winning companies will use their triumph to solidify client relationships, grow their business, and enhance their standing in the marketplace.
“The Product of Excellence Awards competition helps drive creativity, elicits vision, and separates leaders. Without this competition there would be complacency,” says Kurt Streng, President, Cadillac Looseleaf Products.
New! In 2009, all first place winners will be on display at the BIA Mid Management Conference May 4–6 at Caesars Palace, Las Vegas. Any work produced in May 2008 through February 2009 is eligible.
For more information regarding our 2009 competition, visit www.bindingawards.com, or to receive a promotional piece, please contact awards manager Justin Goldstein at 412-259-1806 or email [email protected]