Framingham, MA – Dr. Joe Webb, one of the industry’s best-known consultants and economic forecasters, delivered a message last week that, "print businesses can either dig in and become a driving catalyst in changing the nature of communications, or they can stand around trying to remind people of what they have supposedly abandoned."
Webb also told the nearly 100 New England printers gathered at the Framingham Sheraton Hotel not to assume that industry trends are their company's trends. "As the industry consolidates, total volume will go down, but the healthy companies will still grow. How? By changing their product mix, picking up volume from others and finding new niches and applications."
PINE also presented Continuous Membership awards to three firms who have had uninterrupted membership over the years. The firms were: Courier Corp. (50 years), Hannaford & Dumas and Red Sun Press (25 years). The current Board of Directors of PINE as well as former chairmen of the board were recognized for their dedication and service to the association.
Printing Industries of New England (PINE) is the largest trade association to serve printing and graphic communications companies throughout New England. PINE serves more than 360 member companies through a wide range of products and services that enhance member profitability. The Association is affiliated with the world’s largest graphic arts trade association, Printing Industries of America.