The eLoupe News – August 6, 2019

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Call for entries! 2020 Cover Contest!

Submissions due October 18

The Print Buyers Guide and Membership Directory is the resource for print decision makers across the country. It is designed to assist them in finding printers and print suppliers to held complete their projects. Each year we ask members to participate in the Print Buyers Guides Cover Contest. Please read the theme description and create a cover design that you think best represents the theme. Send Sadie Johnson your cover design by October 18, 2019.

PLUS: Don’t forget to place an ad in the 2020 Print Buyers Guide. Get your form in before August 30 and save!!

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Proposed OSHA Change Potentially Hazardous:

Take Survey By August 8

We need your help to oppose potential revisions to an OSHA rule that impacts every print operation in America. OSHA wishes to revise its Control of Hazardous Energy (Lockout/ Tagout (LOTO)) standard. Possible revisions could jeopardize your ability to operate equipment in an efficient manner as the industry could lose the ability to use the “inch-safe-service method” for makeready and some set-up activities. A task force is collecting data so an industry wide consensus position can be developed and submitted to OSHA. Please complete the survey at by August 8th, 2019. Be assured that all responses will be kept confidential and only aggregate information will be included in the comments submitted to OSHA. We estimate it will take about 15 minutes to complete the survey. If you have any questions, contact task force leader, Gary Jones, at 703-359-1363 or email at

See you on the greens

August 8 – MN  |  August 21 – NE 

The 2019 PIM Golf Outings are hosted in three states throughout the summer. There are two more golf outings left this summer! You can now register your team, sign up for sponsorship opportunities or do both! Join in on all the festivities and fun this day always brings!

Minnesota Golf Outing: August 8 –  Learn More.  

Nebraska Golf Outing: August 21 –  Learn More.  Register.

How to do a SWOT Analysis for a successful succession plan?

August 14  | 11:30 AM to 1:00 PM  | Twin Cities, Des Moines & Omaha

This SmartCafe session will cover succession planning to help you both develop an effective operating team as well as long-term planning for the purposes of retirement or complete management transition. Print management consultant, Jim Russell, will explore the process for identifying leaders of the future, and then we’ll seat a panel of business leaders who will share their succession best practices. Also available by remote access. 

Panelists: Mike Lane, CEO, Meyers Printing Companies & Tom Moe, CEO, Daily Printing

Learn More.   Register.

A crisis can happen to anyone, at any time…

Keep everyone you know safe

August 15  |  9:30 AM to 1:30 PM  | PIM Office

PIM has offered American Red Cross CPR-AED-First Aid Training for more than 10 years to its members. This course teaches your associates basic first aid and life saving skills. Your company should always have trained first responders that know what to do in emergencies and how to protect your workforce. Upon class completion, attendees will be certified for 2 years in American Red Cross CPR-AED-First Aid Training.

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PRINTING United: New Expo opportunities & industry economic update Webinar

August 22 |  1:00 PM to 2:00 PM  | Attend from the comfort of your office

In the lead-up to this year’s inaugural PRINTING United expo in Dallas, get an inside view into all the excitement, education and opportunity that will be on display during the event (Oct. 23-25). This webinar will also feature the findings of recent research reports, and will feature vertical markets and product areas, operating ratio information, and how current economic conditions are affecting today’s printing industry. Join this session for an excellent view of what’s to come.

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Volunteer opportunity to help your community

September 18 | 1:30 PM to 3:30 PM | Brooklyn Park, MN

PIM Young Professionals will be volunteering at Second Harvest Heartland. The volunteer shift will provide a month of meals for a neighbor in need! PIM is looking for 25 PIM Young Professionals to come package meals on September 18th. This will be our 3rd quarter opportunity to connect with our peers!  Lets have some fun and do some good.

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Help save school art and print programs

September 20  | 8:00 AM to 3:00 PM  | Fridley, MN 

The Annual Surplus Paper Drive supplies paper to schools across the state. Each year we hear from the teachers about how much they appreciate the generosity of our members. Your participation literally saves print and art programs for thousands of students every year! Please go through your warehouse and identify your obsolete, overstocked or left over paper to be donated, and other related items. You would be surprised at what kinds of creative ideas the teachers come up with for the oddest items. Drop off at Lindenmeyr Munroe, our PIM Paper Drive Partner! 

Learn More.   Register.


Sadie Hagen
Author: Sadie Hagen