"Consolidation's Effects and Tomorrow's Roadmap," the theme of NAPIM's Annual Convention, offered attendees an effective look at where the industry may be heading in the coming years.
David Savastano, Ink World Editor10.10.05
As is the case in so many industries, the ink industry is in a state of flux. The prolonged economic slump has impacted sales and margins throughout the supply chain, from printers through suppliers.
As a result, this year’s National Association of Printing Ink Manufacturers (NAPIM) Convention, titled “Consolidation’s Effects and Tomorrow’s Roadmap,” was particularly appropriate. The convention, which was held March 28-April 1 at La Quinta Resort & Club in Palm Springs, CA, and drew 285 attendees, featured talks centering on the globalization of the business world and the impact of consolidation.
Michael Murphy of Sun Chemical, seated at left, the recipient of the 2004 Ault Award, is joined by previous Ault Award honorees, standing from left, Urban Hirsch III of Ink Systems, H. Howard Flint II of Flint Ink, Ron Baker of US Ink, Harvey Brice
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