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In this issue:
National News and Education
Folding Paperboard Establishments
BMI Industry Barometer
OSHA Recordkeeping Proposal
Big Data Project Tips
Two Sides Survey
Video - Sales Tip
GLGA Association News
Bags, Beers and Wine
Golf Outings
Free Webinars
GEAs Celebrations

Member News
Quantum Group / Landa

National News and Education
Folding Paperboard Box Manufacturing Establishments—2010–2020
According to County Business Patterns, in 2020 there were 546 establishments in NAICS 322212 (Folded Paperboard Box Manufacturing). This category saw a net increase in establishments of 11 percent since 2010. Read more in this data analysis on
BMI Releases Industry Barometer Survey Results for April 2023
The Book Manufacturers’ Institute (BMI) released the April results for its monthly survey on capacity and lead times for soft cover and hard cover books. Read and see more.
OSHA Recordkeeping Proposal Would Expand the Ranks of Employers Required to Submit Injury and Illness Data
The proposal seeks to expand the number of employers that would be required to submit data by lowering the threshold number from 250 employees to 100 employees (albeit with a caveat). Read more by GLGA member Ogletree Deakins.
Top 5 Tips for Approaching a Big Data Project
Technological change is in the air and the buzzwords are as thick as mosquitos on a summer night. Industry 4.0. Machine learning. Artificial intelligence. Digital twins. Analytics. Edge computing. Here are five nuggets of information and suggestions for exploring big data as a foray into digital manufacturing. Read more on
New Two Sides North America Survey Shows Improvement in Consumer Attitudes about Paper Products and the Environment
There remains a wide gap between perception and reality when it comes to the sustainability of paper products – but the gap has narrowed over the past two years. Read more by Two Sides North America.
Video - Sales Tip of the Week
Bill Farquharson of the Sales Vault reflects on Old Fashioned Goals. See and read more.

Editor's note: Bill is one of the presenters of GLGA's popular monthly Short Attention Span webinar series.  
GLGA Association News

MIX It Up with Networking, Bags, Beers and Wine
Join us on Thursday, May 11, 2023, at DMS Packaging in Elk Grove Village, IL, for some for a fun-filled bags tournament. GLGA will provide the boards, the bags, food, beer and wine. Register as a two-person team or as a single player (we'll pair you up). Don’t miss your opportunity to network with friends, meet new ones and have a great time with the industry. Click here for more info and to register.

Three Times the Networking at Three Summer Golf Outings
Fun, food, prizes and camaraderie! Don’t miss the 2023 state golf outings – our most popular networking events of the year. Hope you can join us for one, two or all three!

Indiana Golf Outing – Wednesday, June 21, 2023, Plum Creek Golf Club, Carmel, IN.

Tenth Annual Chicagoland Printers Scholarship Golf Outing – Wednesday, July 19, 2023, White Pines Golf Club & Banquets, Bensenville, IL.

Wisconsin State Golf Outing – Wednesday, August 9, 2023, Lake Ripley Golf Club, Cambridge, WI
NEXT WEEK - Three FREE Member Webinars
It's Time to Celebrate Our GEAs and Women in Print Winners!
OUR REGION'S BIGGEST NIGHT! Join us on Wednesday, June 7, 2023, for a celebration of the excellence of the craft of printing. The Graphics Excellence Awards Celebrations will be held at the Wisconsin Club in Milwaukee, WI, and a new location, the Stonegate Conference Center in Hoffman Estates, IL.

Come see all of this year's Best of Category and Best of Division winners, and cast your vote for your favorite for the People's Choice Award. We also will honor the winner(s) of this year's Women in Print Excellence Award.

Registration will open later this week. For more information or to reserve your spot before registration opens, contact Debra Warner at (414) 213-8329 or
Member News
Have some news to share? We want to hear about member company achievements, activities and anything else that's new at your business. Press releases, photos, company e-newsletters, and links to social media posts and blogs welcome! Send your news to Sharon Flick
See more news about and featuring GLGA members posted
Landa Road Show Comes to Chicagoland
Landa Digital Printing invites their fellow GLGA members to attend the next Landa Road Show on May 11, 2023. GLGA member Quantum Group, Morton Grove, IL, will host the event and demonstrate their newly installed Landa press.

For more information and to register, please click here.
Mrs. Schleifer's 3rd Grade Names Worzalla's Mascot
Posted on their website blog by Worzalla, Stevens Point, WI:

Worzalla's new book mascot will now be known as Paige Turner. The name was chosen in a round of public voting through Worzalla's Facebook Page. Worzalla offers to visit elementary classrooms with Paige Turner to provide an opportunity for students to learn about the exciting world of book manufacturing. Read more.
Midland Nominated for Top Case Study Presentation at Inkjet Summit 2023
Midland, one of North America’s largest independent distributors of media for business communications, recently presented a case study for a 10th consecutive year at the Inkjet Summit 2023. Read more.
Zünd Presents Q-Line with BHS180
Zünd, the leading manufacturer of digital cutting technology, is expanding its machine portfolio with a powerful system solution. The company has raised the bar for industrial, pallet-to-pallet production with the new Q-Line with BHS180 Board Handling System and UNDERCAM. Read more.
About Us
The Great Lakes Graphics Association is the trade association dedicated to representing the graphic arts industry throughout Illinois, Indiana and Wisconsin through education, promotion, and public affairs. It represents approximately 13 percent of the total print market in the United States with its three-state region, accounting for combined annual shipments of nearly $19 billion. Founded in 1886, GLGA celebrated its 135 year anniversary in 2021 and continues to be the oldest print trade association in North America. 

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