MyBinding.com, a division of Information Management Services, flourishes despite carrying products for a “dead” industry
HILLSBORO, OR, August 23, 2011 – MyBinding.com, one of the country’s leading Internet retailers of document finishing machines and supplies, has been named as one of the fastest-growing private companies in America by Inc. magazine. Inc. magazine’s annual list ranking the top 5000 businesses indicates significant accomplishments in the areas of creativity, resilience, and tenacity.
This notable honor is even more impressive when you consider the company’s main products are binding machines and supplies. In a world where going paperless is “in,” MyBinding.com has overcome the odds by offering exceptional customer service and providing a wide variety of products. They share this prestigious accolade with many well-known companies, such as Microsoft, Jamba Juice, and Clif Bar, among others. It acts as evidence of hard work and staying power, especially in today’s less-than-ideal economy. Businesses included on this list are doing something right.
“We are very excited to be a part of Inc. magazine’s list,” said Jeff McRitchie, Vice-President of Marketing. “They say print is dead, or at least dying. But our growth in the print industry demonstrates otherwise.”
There is a current trend of digital media expanding to offer print editions. The Columbia Journalism Review posted an article recently addressing this trend titled “Web First, Print Later.” Their article points out that “for all the talk of print being dead, there remains a large segment of the population that reads its news on paper, either for lack of an Internet connection, or out of preference, or both.” It goes on to give several examples of companies that saw their business grow after distributing printed media.
“More and more companies are punching, laminating, and binding their documents in-house,” McRitchie said. “This is our market. The growth in print is driving our sales. It’s a big factor in our placement on Inc.magazine’s list.”
Currently a search for the words “binding machine” on MyBinding.com brings up over 14,000 results. While some of these may be binding covers or spines, the sheer numbers tell a story of a very much alive and prospering organization. Their product lines include machines and supplies for different styles of bookbinding including plastic comb, thermal, Fastback, coil, and wire binding. Plus, they are the authorized dealer for over 25 brands, including big names such as Akiles, ProBind, and Unibind. Along with the machines, they also carry covers, spines, and accessories available in a wide variety of colors and sizes. And custom orders are not a problem.
“We feel that all businesses deserve to have the binding solution that they’re looking for. If we don’t have what they need, we do our best to find it,” said McRitchie. “This over-and-above attitude keeps our customers coming back.”