NAPM Members in the News

Check out the latest news articles about NAPM members to see the great things our members are up to -- and if you are an NAPM member who would like to share a news article for posting -- contact us!

BMS Direct Investing in a Greener Future (6/16/23).  NAPM member BMS Direct is in the news again with their commitment to environmental sustainability.  Check out this article on the most recent phase of BMS Direct's implementation of solar panels. "With over $1 million in total investment, including 1,489 panels generating 696 MWh per year, BMS Direct should cover 100% of their on peak demand each day while also feeding access power back to grid."

Smithsonian Postal Museum Interview with NPI.  Check out the Smithsonian Postal Museum's interview article about NAPM Member NPI!

BMS Direct's Journey from Digital Toner-Based to Inkjet Printing for Transaction Documents.  NAPM Member BMS Direct — which will celebrate its 50th anniversary next year — President/CEO James LaPrade describes his conversion from toner-based digital printing to a Racami workflow and to all-inkjet printing with the installation of two varioPRINT i300 sheetfed inkjet presses and a high-speed ColorStream 3900 webfed inkjet press from Canon Solutions America.

Postal Center International (PCI) Purchases Arrowmail.  NAPM Member PCI, "the leading print, mail and marketing solutions partner, announced the purchase of Arrowmail, a Miami-based print and mail service provider. The acquisition is part of PCI’s long-term strategy to secure its leadership position in high-speed, presort mailing services and complement its long-standing portfolio of print, mail and marketing solutions. Financial terms of the private transaction were not disclosed."

BlueCrest Acquires Fluence Automation.  NAPM Member BlueCrest has acquired NAPM Member Fluence Automation. "This strategic acquisition by BlueCrest will allow the companies to harmonize their solutions – hardware, software and imaging – and accelerate growth in the eCommerce fulfillment and Parcel sortation markets. Fluence will become part of BlueCrest, and in the short-term will be referred to as Fluence Automation, A BlueCrest Company."

United Business Mail Announces Multi-Million Dollar Investment In Sorting Equipment.  "Several months ago, United Business Mail (UBM) announced to the industry that they received USPS approval for Carrier Route Sortation of their Standard Commingle Pools. The mailing industry received this announcement with excitement and has shown tremendous interest in UBM’s Carrier Route Program. UBM has received numerous signed commitments for converting current commingle as well as mail that is currently being sent via drop ship into UBM’s Carrier Route pools. In response to demand for their Carrier Route program, UBM is thrilled to announce a major investment in sorting technology. Over the past 90 days, UBM has signed an agreement with Fluence Automation for the purchase of 12 additional high-speed sorters equipped with the Carrier Route sorting technology that both companies worked together to develop. This deal is valued at nearly seven million dollars. The first of these machines have been delivered to UBM over the past 30 days, with the remaining machines expected to be delivered before the end of this year."

Grand Rapids company launches state’s first end-to-end mail ballot tracking software.  NAPM Member Kent Communications Inc. (KCI) is the first company in Michigan to work with local election officials to add a critical layer of integrity and accountability to the vote-by-mail process. The product, TrackMIBallot, uses a service from the United States Postal Service, Informed Visibility®, to track each piece of ballot mail as it travels through the postal system.  NBCNewsNow clip.

Parascript Announces New Automated Signature Verification for Vote-By-MailNAPM Member Parascript, along with its mail automation partners, announced today that all vote-by-mail systems incorporate automatic ballot processing that intelligently reads each ballot and automatically processes the selections on each ballot in fractions of a second. This means that ballots—even those that are presented on the day of the election in the last hour—are processed immediately with no delays.

BlueCrest and GrayHair Announce Partnership.  GrayHair Software, the trusted partner and provider of mail tracking and address hygiene services to the largest mailers and mail service providers in the country, and BlueCrest, a global technology provider and supplier of the world’s most comprehensive line of enterprise software, printers, inserters, sorters, and parcel solutions, have signed a partnership agreement.

BMS Direct Reduces Carbon Footprint.  NAPM Member BMS Direct announces addition of Tesla Model 3 EV to minimize environmental impact!

JLS Mailing Services Reaches the Century Mark.  NAPM Member JLS Mailing Services is celebrating 100 years of history!