The Book Manufacturers’ Institute (BMI) held its Annual Conference Nov. 5-7, 2017 at Turnberry Isle in Florida. The Annual Conference - attended by a number of book manufacturing companies as well as suppliers to the industry -- is the flagship event of the association where members go to learn and network. The Annual Conference is also where new board members are voted into the leadership of the association. At the event, Kent Larson of Bridgeport National Bindery, finished his two-year term as president of the BMI. Taking over for Larson is Jim Fetherston, who is President and CEO of Worzalla in Stevens Point, Wis. Not only is BMI seeing a change in its volunteer leadership, the association is also experiencing a change in its staff leadership. Dan Bach, a longtime industry veteran, has led the BMI as executive VP since 2009. Bach announced his retirement earlier in 2017 and the BMI set out to find his replacement. Click Read More below for additional information.
Making sure those serving in the nation’s armed forces and diplomatic service receive their presents and care packages in time for the holidays is a priority of the U.S. Postal Service. Plan ahead and mail your holiday cheer early to friends and loved ones serving abroad.
To send packages to military and diplomatic posts abroad, the Postal Service offers a discounted price of $20.40 on its largest Priority Mail Flat Rate Box. The price includes a $1.50 discount per box for mail sent to APO/FPO/DPO (Air/Army Post Office/Fleet Post Office/Diplomatic Post Office) destinations worldwide.
Priority Mail Flat Rate Boxes are available at no cost at Post Office locations and can also be ordered via usps.com. Postage, labels and customs forms can also be printed online anytime using the Click-N-Ship feature. All mailing products can be found at store.usps.com/store/home.
The Postal Service is expecting to process more than 12.6 million pounds of mail for APO/FPO/DPO destinations this holiday season.
To ensure timely delivery of holiday wishes by Dec. 25, the Postal Service recommends that cards and packages be sent to military APO/FPO/DPO addresses overseas no later than the mailing dates listed at: https://about.usps.com/newsroom/national-releases/2021/1005-usps-announces-shipping-dates-for-holiday-military-mail.htm