Corporation; Robert Smithson, Trinity
Graphic USA; Michael LaLonde, Midwest Graphics; and David Miller, The
John Henry Company.
Among topics to be discussed:
How much of an impact has the
emergence of the Chinese market had on the corrugated printing
business in the U.S.?
What do you see as the biggest
technology change in your markets in the next 5 years?
How does your company handle your
customers’ electronic artwork files – who maintains control?
What is the level of influence that
Consumer Products Companies have on the way you are doing business?
These are topics that impact the
short-term and long-term success of your business. Can you afford NOT to
participate in this discussion?
It’s not too late to register…registration
deadline is September 9, 2005.
Corrugated Sales Represent
Smaller Percentage of Market for FPPA Platemakers
According to the most
recent Quarterly Outlook Survey, Corrugated comprised 63% of member
respondents’ sales, down from 71% in 2002 when member platemakers were
last surveyed. The Wide Web market represented 24% of sales, up
considerably from 11% in 2002.
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reported a rise in employee production hours for the quarter, explaining
the rise in volume demand. More than one-third of respondents are
expecting above normal growth over the next year.
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The FPPA Quarterly
Outlook Survey is sent to members to evaluate how recent business
performance compares to the industry as a whole. The survey is conducted
online and sent to members each quarter. This is a unique opportunity to
compare your performance on a regular basis to other companies as well
as your own past performance. You can also share your concerns and help
direct future surveys by adding comments and questions.
The success of this
program depends on the participation of FPPA members to ensure the most
representative results. If you did not participate this time, please
make a point to take a few minutes to complete the next survey when it
is sent to you in October. There is no charge and it only takes about 5
Click here to view the full results of the survey from the period ending
June 30, 2005.
Tracy Glennon Joins FPPA Staff
Tracy Glennon has joined King Stringfellow
Group as FPPA’s new Manager of Meetings and Member Services. She will
work with Executive Director Fred Stringfellow in orchestrating
association events and facilitating membership and committee activities.
FPPA Members Continue to Sample APPI Program
Last year, FPPA introduced the APPI Savings Solutions
program. This new member benefit identifies and implements
options that reduce the costs of each member’s energy, utility, and
telecommunications services. The number of member companies using the
service continues to grow. Earlier in the year, one tradeshop member
informed us that they had saved $7,000 in one year using the service.
is the latest from FPPA members.