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Printers and Publishers Unite to Launch Coalition to Stop Baseless Newsprint Tariffs

Arlington, VA, March 19, 2018 – Today, members of the printing, publishing and paper-producing industries, which employ more than 600,000 workers, are announcing the formation of Stop Tariffs on Printers & Publishers (STOPP), a coalition to fight proposed countervailing duties (CVD) and anti-dumping duties (AD) on imports of Canadian uncoated groundwood papers including newsprint and other papers. These preliminary duties, which were assessed by the Department of Commerce in January and March, respectively, are the result of a petition filed by one company, North Pacific Paper Company (NORPAC), an outlier in the paper industry that is looking to use the U.S. government for its own financial gain. The STOPP coalition is concerned that these CVD and AD duties, which range up to 32 percent combined, will saddle U.S. printing and publishing businesses with increased costs and threaten thousands of American jobs.

The Coalition is asking the International Trade Commission (ITC) and the U.S. Congress to reject these newsprint tariffs and protect U.S. jobs. With the announcement, STOPP has launched a new website: www.stopnewsprinttariffs.org and is inviting other interested parties to join in the fight to overturn these tariffs.

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Industry Vet Retiring After 45 Years

BMI wants to send its well wishes to longtime industry veteran, Dennis DeHainaut of Finish Line Binderies. He is retiring after 45 years, and departs as VP of Sales out of their Nashville plant.

Dennis started in the Graphic Arts industry in 1973 with Earle and Jones, a promotional packaging company in NYC. He served as their VP of Sales covering the northeast. Collectively, they grew the company into a nationwide organization called The Jones Colad Group with manufacturing facilities in NYC, Buffalo NY, Atlanta GA and Los Angeles, CA. 

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STOPP Coalition Meets with Senior Commerce Department Officials

BMI President Jim Fetherston, joined members of the STOPP Coalition (Stop Tariffs on Printers and Publishers) in Washington last Thursday to meet with senior officials from the Policy & Strategic Planning group of the Commerce Department. The purpose of the meeting was to register formal opposition to tariffs and duties being placed on Canadian uncoated groundwood paper imported to the United States. 

Also attending was Allan Adler, General Counsel of the Association of American Publishers, representatives for the newspaper and directory industries and Quad Graphics. 

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Book Manufacturers’ Institute Joins STOPP Coalition

Book Manufacturers’ Institute Joins STOPP Coalition

BMI Stands Together with Others to Stop Tariffs on Print and Publishers

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BMI Members Recognized by PIA

BMI is proud of our members Worzalla and CJK Group. Both were honored by Printing Industries of America as winners in the 2017 Best Workplaces in the Americas (BWA) awards. Worzalla was recognized as one of the Best Workplaces. CJK Group received the distinguished Best of the Best designation. Congrats!

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2017 Annual Conference Award Winners

2017 BMI Awards Dinner

The 2017 BMI Awards program was once again a wonderful evening recognizing BMI members who not only contribute to the success of the BMI, but also to the continued success of the book manufacturing industry. The awards ceremony was followed by an excellent dinner, a great band, and plenty of dancing.

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Association Welcomes New President and Executive Director

Book Manufacturers’ Institute Changes Leadership

Association Welcomes New President and Executive Director

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