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Kurt Ruppel EMA Member of the Year 2018 – IWCO Direct

IWCO Direct “Postal Nerd” Kurt Ruppel Adds “EMA Member of the Year” to His Resume

Posted April 18, 2018 by in Announcements

The annual EMA Spring Meeting is like a family reunion with all your favorite relatives in one special place. The theme of this year’s meeting, “Expanding the Possibilities,” telegraphs what EMA does best. It recognizes challenges, conducts economic and trends research to help members understand those challenges, and provides a forum to help  […]

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2017 EMA Spring Meeting

2017 EMA Spring Meeting Focuses on “Shaping the Future”

Posted May 9, 2017 by in Announcements

The envelope manufacturing industry gathered in sunny Florida at the end of April for the 2017 EMA Spring Meeting held in conjunction with the Global Envelope Association’s Conference. IWCO Direct is a long-time supporter of EMA not only for the technology and management resources it provides for our envelope team and industry partners, but also  […]

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The Crucial Role of the Mailing Industry in the U.S. Economy

Posted May 20, 2016 by in Announcements, Postal Issues Updates

Whether you’re “feeling the Bern,” want to “make America great again,” or are “standing with her,” the United States has launched into our quadrennial discussion of what direction the nation should take in the future. A large part of that discussion focuses on the health of the national economy, especially its ability to provide the  […]

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An Insider’s View of the 2016 EMA Spring Meeting

Posted April 13, 2016 by in Announcements, Direct Marketing Trends, Postal Issues Updates

I recently attended the Envelope Manufacturers Association (EMA) Spring Meeting. I came away even more impressed than I already was with how much this organization focuses on the future. As a member of the EMA board of directors, I participated in a strategic long-range planning (SLRP) session to lay out the direction the association  […]

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Much More Than Envelopes: Key Postal Issues Addressed at EMA Spring Meeting

Posted April 24, 2015 by in Announcements, Postal Issues Updates

I had the privilege of participating in the Envelope Manufacturers Association Spring Meeting last week. It’s always enlightening to meet with other envelope manufacturers and members of the paper-based communications industry. The theme for this meeting was Agility: The Foundation of our Future. We discussed a wide range of topics from how EMA members can  […]

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Mailing Industry Meets to Address Increasing the Value and Volume of Mail

Posted April 23, 2013 by in Direct Marketing Trends, Postal Issues Updates

Last week the combined Envelope Manufacturers Association (EMA) Spring Meeting and Global Envelope Alliance’s (GEA) 6th Global Envelope Conference was held in Orlando, FL. When my colleague Steve Myrvold and I attended, we came away with new insight on technical innovations, sustainability initiatives and postal affairs. Two recent studies sponsored by the EMA Foundation  […]

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