converters, at the upcoming FPPA
Management Workshop in Chicago. Panelists will discuss the state of the
industry; challenges and opportunities that exist; the current business
climate; and what the future holds.
Platemaker panelists include: Larry Keeley,
Matthews Corporation; Richard Godfrey, Mark/Trece, Inc.; and Jan Noller,
Graphic Design Services. Converter panelists include: Mike Flinn, Scope
Packaging; Scott Eisen, IDEAL; and John Kelley, Dusobox Corporation.
FPPA's 2006 Industry Platemaking
FPPA’s Statistics Committee has been
given the green light to move forward in conducting the 2006
The last survey was conducted in 2003 and
served as an outstanding benchmarking tool for those who participated in
the survey. The survey provides platemakers with the data to compare
themselves to their industry peers in such areas as sales and
production, capital investment, and benefits and compensation.
The survey will be conducted by Mackay
Research Group, an independent research organization. Mackay will keep
all individual company data confidential. No one from FPPA, the FPPA
Board or Staff will see individual survey data.
FPPA will not charge participants for
the results – the reports will be distributed free of charge to
The Statistics Committee will be sending
out the survey next week. Watch your mailboxes and plan to
Seeking Supplier Presentations for 2007 Convention
The Call for Papers is underway for
FPPA’s 2007 Annual Convention being held in Scottsdale, Arizona in
February. Suppliers interested in submitting paper ideas should contact
FPPA by July 24, 2006.
Make Business Literacy and
Financial Transparency Part of Your Company and Watch Your Profits Soar
Today's business environment requires that
everyone in the company must contribute to organizational success.
Imagine the power and energy your organization would have if your
leaders, managers and employees acted like businesspeople. It is
possible to harness that energy through two business
initiatives—business literacy and financial transparency.
How will 2006 Hurricane Outlook
Impact Energy Costs?
NOAA forecasters are predicting an
above-normal hurricane season for 2006, continuing the trend of
above-normal hurricane activity that has occurred since 1995. The good
news is that NOAA experts are not anticipating a record hurricane season
like the one experienced in 2005.
is the latest from FPPA members.