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Printing Industries of Utah Joins Forces with PPI

Posted Tuesday, December 5, 2017 by Jules VanSant.

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Happy Holidays from Pacific Printing Industries! We hope that 2017 has been a great year for you, and we look forward to continuing to partner with you in the coming year.

The PPI Board of Directors and staff are pleased to announce that we are welcoming the Printing Industries of Utah (PIU) into our larger organization effective December 1st – this means PPI is now serving a seventh state. The regional membership coverage area is now Alaska, Hawaii, Idaho, Montana, Oregon, Utah, and Washington. We are excited by the opportunity to serve a broader print and graphics industry audience and wider geographic range. Moving forward, PPI is integrating the day-to-day business operations of PIU and has begun to offer expanded programming, partners and resources immediately. We extend our thanks to Alisha Hill for her service managing PIU as well as the entire volunteer board of PIU for their support during the transition and beyond.

This merger represents an amazing opportunity for both PPI and PIU. “In the long term, this change will be a huge benefit to our members here in Utah. It will allow us to expand our circle of influence across multiple state lines and build national relationships that will benefit our businesses. This merger will allow us to serve our local communities and foster regional growth within the printing industry” says Brad Johnson, chair of PIU.

A few other membership items – we are in the process of our 2018 strategic planning and continue to expand our calendar of local and national educational offerings. In addition, the majority of the iLearning Center curriculum managed by Printing Industries of America will be free to members starting in 2018. This is a great chance to support your new and experienced staff in on demand, expanded instructional opportunities. Stay tuned for more.

We are hoping to reignite advisory groups for the unique state / metro areas we serve. If you are interested in supporting your industry organization’s voice as we strive for relevancy, growth and new initiatives let us know! We’re looking for guidance in the following areas: workforce development, education, legislative advocacy, partners and expansion of our PrintROCKS awards. This will not require much time – we want your perspective and guidance as an industry leader.

Given our renewed geographic reach, PPI is considering a new identity and marketing strategy that adequately reflects all of its’ members and our ever-changing business segment. This will likely translate to a new website and overall branding for PPI. We will still provide all the same services, membership benefits and enthusiasm for the graphic communications industry - just with a new face and name!

We hope you finish 2017 on a solid note and are looking towards great opportunity into 2018. If you have any questions, want to get involved or just want to say hi, reach out to us!


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Jules Van Sant, Executive Director