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Mike Nieman Receives 2016 Visionary Award

Mike Nieman, founder of Nieman Printing Company, has been named the recipient of the 2016 Printing & Imaging Association of MidAmerica’s Visionary Award.  Selected by a committee of his peers, the award recognizes an industry leader for their business acumen and leadership within the Dallas/Fort Worth print and graphics community.  Prior winners include Jerry Williamson

2015 Wage & Benefit Survey Published

PIA MidAmerica has published the 2015 Wage & Benefit Survey, which is ranked as one of the Association's most beneficial tools.  This annual survey is a joint project of PIA MidAmerica, Printing Industries of America and all the PIA affiliated organizations across the United States.  The results are a one-of-a-kind publication for the print industry which provides detailed

Fixed Price, FSC® Chain of Custody Certification Now Available

The Regional Affiliate Certification Group (RACG) has announced that it now offers a program to the over $5M segment of the printing and packaging industry.  Since 2010 RACG has provided a highly successful group program to firms with less than $5M in annual sales. The RACG program is offered in a partnership with PIA Affiliates, American Green Consulting

Graph Expo Seminar on Patent Trolls

Led by Cal Poly Professor Emeritus Harvey R. Levenson, this seminar addresses graphic arts patents and the growing patent troll matter. The purpose of this seminar is to assist with a major growing concern for the printing industry. An increasing number of OEMs, distributors, and printing companies have been hit with demands for licensing fees or

RRD Announces Intent To Create Three Companies

CHICAGO—August 4, 2015—RR Donnelley & Sons Company today announced that it intends to create three independent, publicly traded companies: one business focused on financial communications and data services; one business focused on publishing and retail-centric print services; and one business focused on customized multichannel communications management. Thomas J. Quinlan III, RR Donnelley’s president and CEO,

INX Holds Open House At New Facility

SCHAUMBURG, Ill.—August 3, 2015—Customers, employees, local officials and the media attended an Open House event celebrating the spectacular new INX International Ink manufacturing facility in Lebanon, Ohio, on July 29. The 63,000-square-foot facility is expected to produce 37 million pounds of solvent ink for packaging annually and employs 38 people. It occupies 11 acres in

Goss International To Change Ownership

July 31st, 2015 - Goss International today announced that parent company, Shanghai Electric Corporation (SEC), has entered into a definitive agreement to sell Goss International and its subsidiaries to American Industrial Partners (AIP). The agreement forms part of a broader strategy to further strengthen Goss' position as the world's leading web-offset printing press supplier. With

MEDiAHEAD Receives National Recognition

The Women’s Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC) awarded MEDiAHEAD with a national certification as a Women’s Business Enterprise last week. The company also received Women Owned Business Enterprise certifications in the states of Missouri and Kansas. WBENC’s national standard of certification is a meticulous process including an in-depth review of the business and site inspection. The

Paper/Packaging Industry Launches National Campaign

MCLEAN Va.—July 9, 2015—The Paper & Packaging – How Life Unfolds consumer campaign launches July 8 with a $20M investment in paid and earned media between July and December funding this cross-platform campaign designed to slow the decline in paper usage and grow demand for packaging. The Paper and Packaging Board (P+PB), established as a

Printing Industries of America Supports National Competition

2015 SkillsUSA National Winners and Advisors Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, July 7, 2015—Printing Industries of America contributed to a successful graphic communications contest at the SkillsUSA Championships held June 23–26 in Louisville, Kentucky. In addition to helping conduct the national competition, Printing Industries of America (PIA) sponsored a breakfast for competitors and their advisors and