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Make your plans today to attend the
EMA 2016 Fall Meeting
October 26 - 29, 2016
The Westin Austin Downtown

EMA Virtual Campus

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EMA now has its own virtual campus containing educational programs such as the Inspector Operator Training course, Introduction to Envelope Adhesives and the 627 Adjuster Training program. 

The EMA Virtual Campus is designed to increase skill levels, without incurring the travel, accommodation, and time spent away from the office, expenses typically associated with on-site training.

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As a new member, we'll do all we can to make sure you gain the maximum benefit from your membership. One of the best ways to get an immediate return on your membership investment is to join and participate in any of our committees that focus on critical areas of the envelope manufacturing industry. Make sure your company is represented on one or more of these EMA committees:

  • Meetings & Content Committee
  • Management and Technical Committee
  • Membership and Marketing Committee
  • Postal Affairs Committee
  • Public Policy Committee

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EMA has relocated.  Our new address is:

700 S. Washington Street, Suite 260
Alexandria, VA 22314

Please update your records!!

 


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News and Press Releases

EMA Foundation for Paper-Based Communications Institute for Postal Studies Releases 2015 Mailing Industry Job Study

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EMA Foundation for Paper-Based Communications Institute for Postal Studies Releases 2015 Mailing Industry Job Study

             October 23, 2015, Alexandria, VA – The EMA Foundation for Paper-Based Communications’ Institute for Postal Studies has just released the 2015 EMA Mailing Industry Job Study.  The study reveals that the overall impact of the industry remains strong.  The study determined that there were approximately 7.5 million jobs and $1.4 trillion in sales revenue associated with the mailing industry in 2014, the most recent year for which data are available. 

             The U.S. Mailing Industry is the backbone of the American economy, and changes in the Mailing Industry echo throughout the entire marketplace.

 Key points include:

  • Provides $1.4 trillion in sales revenue which is 4.6% of U.S. Total Output,
  • Grew in revenue by 9.5% which is more than $123 Billion from 2011 to 2014 despite losing 343,000 jobs (4.4% loss) during that same time period due to economic recovery and due to more packaged products being delivered through the mail stream
  • Supports 7.5 million U.S. jobs of which is 6% of total jobs nationwide,
  • Influences every private and public sector of the economy
  • Provides jobs in every state and congressional district

          Jobs and economic activity associated with the mailing industry are contained in three categories: 1) public and private sector companies that create mail, deliver mail and parcels, and provide retail acceptance or delivery services, 2) companies that send and receive mail & parcels as part of their everyday business operations, and 3) companies that sell products using mail advertising or use the mailing industry to deliver their products.

         “We are excited to release this report because it shows how important the mailing industry is to the US economy.  It represents over 4.6% of U.S. Total Output and over 6% of the nation’s jobs,” says Cheryl Chapman, chairman of the EMA Foundation Institute for Postal Studies and product manager of International Paper Company.  She added that policies that have a dramatic influence on the USPS impact many workers since over 73% of mail industry jobs depend on the delivery infrastructure of which the USPS is the center.

         Peter Johnson, PhD, Principal, mLightenment Research, co-author of the study stated that, "This study should surprise all those who assume that digital is the only economically efficient media.  With our study showing a jump in total sector revenues combined with a marked trimming of employment, the US mailing industry is becoming a more efficient contributor to total US output with each passing year."
 

         This study analyzes the most recent information collected by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics in its Occupation Employment Statistics program on employment by occupation and industry, the U.S. Census Bureau, the United States Postal Service, the Department of Commerce Bureau of Economic Affairs, and The Direct Marketing Association.

         The study is available on the EMA Foundation’s website at www.envelope.org or you can contact the Foundation office at 703-739-2200 or Maynard Benjamin, President and CEO at mhbenjamin@envelope.org.

Edlef Bartl received the Global Achievement Award from GEA

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May 11, ALEXANDRIA, VA – The family of Edlef Bartl was presented with the Global Achievement Award for excellence on behalf of Mr. Edlef Bartl who passed away unexpectedly in February 2014. Mr. Bartl’s family, including his widow Mrs. Ingrid Bartl, daughter Stephanie Bartl Schwarz and son in law Thomas Schwarz, accepted the award on behalf of the Bartl family.

Mr. Bartl was recognized for his many years of service in the envelope manufacturing industry and for the important leadership he provided in the formation of the Global Envelope Alliance in 2003. He also provided executives to work with the organization. Maynard H. Benjamin, president & CEO of GEA, presented the award to the Bartl family. Mr. Benjamin spoke about his friendship with Edlef Bartl, who was also his mentor. He credited Bartl as being very instrumental in guiding GEA and introducing executives, which helped to grow GEA in the long run.

Mr. Bartl was also recognized for providing company executives to represent GEA in the Universal Postal Union and for his leadership in helping to unify the German Envelope Industry spending 30 years and more to grow his company and other companies in Europe. Mr. Benjamin indicated that Mr. Bartl began as a small envelope manufacturer but always had a global vision and today helped create the largest envelope manufacturing company in Europe.

For more information on the Global Envelope Alliance, contact the GEA office at 703-739-2200 or visit www.envelope.org.

Tatsuo Imura Receives the Global Achievement Award

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Mr. Tatsuo Imura, Senior Advisor of Imura Envelope Company, Inc. has been given the Global Envelope Alliance’s highest award, the Global Achievement Award, in conjunction with the Envelope Manufacturers Association Spring Meeting in San Diego, California.

Mr. Imura was recognized for his 49 years of service in the envelope manufacturing industry and for the important leadership he provided in the formation of the Global Envelope Alliance in 2003. William S. Berkley, president and CEO of Tension Corporation, presented this award to Mr. Imura. Mr. Berkley commented that there were many years of friendship between Imura Envelope Company and Tension Corporation and he was highly honored to present Mr. Imura with this important award. He also offered congratulations from his father Bert Berkley who could not be in attendance.

Mr. Imura received a BA in Business Administration from Kobe University in 1962 and joined Imura Envelope Company in 1966. He rose through the organization at Imura and when GEA was established in 2003 was one of five global leaders chosen to lead GEA through its formative years as directors. Mr. Imura served as the Japanese representative for GEA for many years and Imura Envelope still is on the Board of GEA


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