Effective May 1, Printing Industries of America and the Specialty Graphic Imaging Association merged to form a Super Association: PRINTING United Alliance.
The name and logo will look familiar as this is from the name of the new trade show that SGIA launched last year in Dallas.
The two groups merged as a way to address challenges faced by printers, suppliers and the industry as a whole. Now more than ever, having the resources and expertise in education, training, events, research, government and legislative representation, HR, and safety and environmental guidance will be critical.
Members at the local level will not see a change - we are still here! You may start seeing information come from the PRINTING United name versus PIA.
Like any new move, the transition will take some time to be completed and there may be a few challenges along the way, but the association's commitment to the industry and its members is the same. The new name applies to the national association. We are still Printing Industries of the Gulf Coast.