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2012 HBI/LBI Conference

On October 24-26, Houchen team members Damon Osborne and Thomas Salistean attended the Hardcover Binding International/Library Binding Institute 2012 Fall Conference in Ann Arbor, MI. The conference was hosted at the Dahlmann Campus Inn on the Michigan University... read more

Inaugural Centennial TeamMates 5k Run/Walk

We were proud to sponsor the Inaugural Centennial TeamMates 5k Run/Walk benefitting the TeamMates mentoring program. The event had over 60 runners participate, and raised over $1,500 for the TeamMates scholarship fund. The event organizers plan to make this an annual... read more

LBS Visit for New PUR Perfect Binder

The Houchen Bindery Team would like to extend a special thank you to our friends at Library Binding Service for visiting our plant on April 29, 2011. Fritz James, Lang Wightman and Rob Mauritz made the trip to our facility for a plant tour and to speak to our team... read more

Houchen Bindery: Going Green and Making a Difference

Like many companies, we are conscious of our impact on the environment in our daily operation. Houchen Bindery is committed to reusing and recycling materials whenever possible. Smarter Use of Paper Paper – and we use plenty of it – is a renewable... read more

Houchen Bindery Adds New PUR Perfect Binder

We are pleased to announce that we have recently installed a new PUR Perfect Binding machine. This new perfect binder is capable of producing books as small as 5.71” x 4.4” up to 12.59” x 12.59” at a maximum thickness of 2.55”. PUR Adhesive (Poly Urethane Reactive) is... read more

Fall 2010 HBI/LBI Conference

At the Fall 2010 HBI/LBI Conference in Springfield IL, Jeanne Drewes from the Library of Congress (LC) made the announcement that LC has decided to fund some improvements in the ABLE software. The software being used currently is not meeting the needs of the LC, and... read more

Houchen Acquires Atlantic Bookbinding

In June of 2010, Soren and Judith Petersen decided to retire and sell the assets of their company, Atlantic Bookbinding, Atlantic IA, to Houchen Bindery Ltd. We have been in touch over the years and had expressed to them our desire to help serve their customers when... read more

TBS Customers Welcome

It is always a sad day when a friendly competitor can no longer remain in business. The economic squeeze of rising costs, and the decision to not purchase more modern equipment has caused the owners of Texas Bindery Services to decide to cease operations. To... read more

Heartland Print Gallery Awards

Each year, the Printing Industry of the Midlands holds an awards banquet called the Heartland Print Gallery. In 2009, Houchen Bindery, Ltd. entered four book projects into the 2010 Heartland Print Gallery awards competition. On January 30th, 2010 at the awards banquet... read more

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