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PRINTING United Alliance, Brand Chain and PERF Join Forces to Bring Together Printing Industry Supply Chain

19 February 2024: PRINTING United Alliance, the most comprehensive member-based printing and graphic arts association in North America; Brand Chain, the essential community for the brand solutions supply chain and Print Education & Research Foundation (PERF), an organization dedicated to providing research and education for printing industry; announce their respective Boards have signaled their intent to effect a merger of the three entities. This strategic alliance will bring together these esteemed organizations with likeminded missions, united in the commitment to advancing the printing industry through collaboration, education and innovation. The target date for the merger is 1st April 2024.

Brand Chain has long been recognized for its commitment to providing members with access to premier education and supply chain partnerships. “With a rich legacy in print, Brand Chain is excited to join forces with PRINTING United Alliance and sees this merger as an opportunity to further empower distributors and elevate industry standards,” says Matt Bruno, Executive Director, Brand Chain.

The Alliance shares Brand Chain and PERF’s vision for advancing the printing industry through collaboration and innovation. The merger will enable the organizations to leverage their respective strengths, resources, and expertise to better serve their members and drive positive change within the industry.

“We are thrilled to welcome Brand Chain and PERF to the PRINTING United Alliance family. This merger represents a significant milestone in our collective efforts to strengthen printing industry’s product life cycle and chain of value. By combining our strengths and resources, we can create new opportunities for growth, innovation and success for all members.” says Ford Bowers, CEO, PRINTING United Alliance.

The Print Education & Research Foundation
The Print Education & Research Foundation (PERF) is organized exclusively for research and educational purposes, including establishing educational programs for individuals interested in printing education and research. PERF supports Brand Chain in providing valuable education, programs, and resources for its members.

“The synonymous missions of PRINTING United Alliance, Brand Chain, and PERF make this partnership not only highly anticipated, but exciting to see just how well we can even better serve the marketplace. By uniting all resources, we are able to accelerate the growth of education in print for distribution and wholesale” says Nathan Goldberg, CEO of Specialized and Chairman of PERF.

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