Buying Power

GLGA offers a variety of Group Buying Power Programs especially selected for the quality and value that they offer. These local and national programs can save you money on the services that you use in your business every day. You also may find new services that could help your company grow. For many members, their selected programs provide discounts and rebates that more than pay for their membership dues.

 

Don’t leave money on the table: find out how much you could be saving today

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Business Equipment and Supplies Education and Training Insurance
Business Services Financial Services Recycling
Certification Programs GLGA Assessment Programs Shipping
Computer Hardware Human Resources Utilities

 

Business Equipment and Supplies

ITUITU AbsorbTech. ITU AbsorbTech has partnered with GLGA as a preferred provider for printer towels and other managed rental service programs. We offer GLGA members two great ways to save – a rebate program for rental services and discount program for direct-purchase services. We also have a discount program for AEDs.  Visit www.ituabsorbtech.com/pia for more information.

Konica Minolta. Konica Minolta offers considerable discounts on their bizhub and Accurio digital production printers. For more information, visit Printing Industries of America’s Konica Minolta national buying power program page.

packsize-logo-mediumPacksize. Packsize allows your organization to gain the ability to make the shipping boxes- even for your large format orders-as your customer’s order is printed, translating into right size packaging at the exact time needed with no over-runs left to gather dust. To learn more visit www.packsize.com or contact Mark Engleman at (847) 208-8592.

Sstaplestaples. Staples Advantage® offers members a discount office products program that will maximize the buying power of members across the nation. Sign up today and take advantage of significant savings—average savings of 55 percent on office product purchases; online ordering and control on order with immediate access to more than 30,000 products; free next day delivery on minimum orders of $30; and easy online return process. For more information, visit Printing Industries of America’s Staples discount page.

Xerox. Members receive the exclusive benefit of cash rebates on select Xerox products in addition to Tier One pricing.   For more information, visit Printing Industries of America’s Xerox national buying power program page.

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Business Services

asi_logoASI. Members can provide their clients access to a full line-up of branded products—such as writing instruments, trophies and awards, and apparel—through Advertising Specialty Institute. Use ASI to locate suppliers, source products, and sell branded products to clients and prospects, and receive greater supplier discounts. For more information, visit Printing Industries of America’s ASI discount page.

bbdirectlogoBB Direct. BB Direct now offers all members of GLGA and Printing Industries of America a substantial discounted rate for both the Dun & Bradstreet Business Database and Database Hygiene Services. Learn more about these discounts by visiting Printing Industries of America’s BB Direct discount page.

government print managementGovernment Print Management. Members receive a sizable discount from Government Print Management, a division of e-LYNXX Corporation, on selected services related to the obtaining of work from the U.S. Government Printing Office (GPO) and other government agencies. For more information, visit Printing Industries of America’s Government Print Management discount page.

mailers_hub_logoMailers Hub. Mailers Hub was created to answer the needs of today’s printer mailers and to provide resources to help them comply with USPS regulations. GLGA members gain access to Mailers Hub’s subscription package at a discounted price. Visit the Mailers Hub discount page at www.printing.org/mailers-hub-buying-program.

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Certification Programs

racgForestry Stewardship Council Certification (FSC). For printers with $5 million or less in annual sales, the RACG Forest Stewardship Council Chain of Custody Group Certification is an excellent opportunity to lower your yearly annual audit costs. Total sales can exceed $5 million if there are divisions separately conducting mailing, website development/hosting, fulfillment, etc. To learn more, please contact Joe Lyman at (262) 522-2212.

National Council for Print Industry Certifications logoNational Council for Print Industry Certification. GLGA members save on skill assessments and certification exams for sheetfed, web, flexo, stitcher, and adhesive binding operations from the National Council for Print Industry Certifications, a non-profit, skill standards and certifying organization actively promoting a skilled workforce for high performance organizations in the graphic communications industry. For more information, contact GLGA at  (262) 522-2210.

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Computer Hardware

appleApple. Members qualify for preferred pricing on the latest Apple products and accessories. Program benefits include special member pricing on Apple and third-party products; exclusive promotions; complimentary shipping on all orders over $50; free engraving on all new iPod models; Mac customization; and flexible business financing options. Visit the Apple discount page on Printing Industries of America’s website for more information.

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Education and Training

mra_logoMRA. Through our partnership with MRA, GLGA members receive a 15 percent rebate off the non-member price for all conferences, products and training programs. Contact MRA toll-free at (800) 488-4845.

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Printing Industries of America Bookstore. Receive special member discounts on books, videos, CDs and training programs. Click here to browse the PIA online bookstore. (GLGA members, if you do not have a user name and password to the PIA website, please contact PIA Member Central at (800) 910-4283 ext. 770.)

iLearning logoPrinting Industries of America Integrated Learning Center. PIA’s online learning portal – an included member benefit for all printer member – features industry-focused courses developed and presented by industry expert instructors. Member discounts for premium content and for vendor members. For more information, visit iLearning here.

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Financial Services

cardconnectsliderCardConnect can save you 20 to 40 percent off existing credit card processing fees. Your exclusive member program provides you with personalized merchant support and enhanced credit card processing solutions. The secure processing gateway has enhanced features including the ability to email receipts directly to your customers. For a free, no obligation consultative savings analysis, contact Christina Braatz at cbraatz@cardconnect.com.

Cost Rates Advisor. Protectus offers GLGA members a 20 percent discount off of retail pricing of annual subscriptions to Cost Rates Advisor software. Cost Rates Advisor calculates budgeted hourly cost rates of your equipment and services so you can make smart pricing decisions and track actual job costs. For more information, visit PIA’s discount page.

NorthStar Credit Union. NorthStar Credit Union is a full-service, not-for-profit financial institution. Unlike banks, which are profit-driven and report to shareholders, we put our members’ best interests first in all that we do. We give back to our members in the form of higher dividends, competitive loan rates and low to no fees when compared to other financial institutions. Our members have convenient access wherever, whenever they need us. In addition to our Chicagoland branch network, members have access to over 50,000 surcharge-free ATM’s worldwide, over 5,000 Co-Op shared branches and mobile banking. Visit www.nscu.org or call (800) 983-6828.

pcma_logo150Printing Industry Credit Bureau/CheckIt Company. The Great Lakes Graphics Association Buying Power has partnered with the Printing Industry Credit Bureau and CheckIt Company, part of Professional Credit Management Associates, Inc., to provide collection and credit risk assessment services. PICB and CheckIt offer a discounted rate for GLGA members with a free initial consultation; handle ‘fair debt’ and ‘fair credit’ complaints; and have a dedicated staff knowledgeable about our industry. Visit their websites at www.pcma.info, or contact Andrea Schlack at (847) 265-0400.

printers-401kPrinters 401k. Member companies can eliminate their fiduciary exposure, reduce their administrative responsibilities, save time and money while providing a strong and proven 401k plan. Learn more from Joe Trybula, Diversified Financial Advisors, at (800) 307-0376 or joe@diversifiedfa.com.

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GLGA Assessment Programs

carlson-advisorBusiness Assessment Program. GLGA has teamed up with Carlson Advisors, one of the nation’s premier print industry consulting firms, to offer member companies a one-day Business Assessment Review. The review, the first of its kind in the industry, provides GLGA members with an overview of the areas of their business they want to improve. For more information, please download this informational flier.

pixabay-globe-recycle-environmental-for-webEnvironmental Assessment Program. Four environmental consultants have partnered with GLGA to offer an environmental assessment program to help you understand your compliance with regulatory issues. The assessor will tour your plant, review your records and make recommendations for improvement. The Members-Only cost ranges from $500 to $1000 depending on the size and complexity of the facility. For more information, click here for an informational flier.

safety-audit-logoSafety Audit Program. GLGA has partnered with four safety consultants to offer a safety audit program that is convenient, affordable and effective. During the audit, the cosnultant will review your safety programs and employee training manuals; assess safety data sheets; ensure documentation is compliant; and provide verbal direction on how to improve. The Members-Only cost is $200 plus mileage. For more information, click here for an informational flier.

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Human Resources

caliperlogoCaliper. GLGA/PIA members receive discounted services from Caliper on employee hiring and development services. For more information, visit Printing Industries of America’s Caliper discount page.

mra_logoMRA. Through our partnership with MRA, GLGA members have access to many invaluable HR resources, including the free Info Now Line 24/7 with professional advice on questions ranging from HR compliance to complex employee issues; complimentary e-learning library; free bi-monthly HR Digest newsletter (view issues online through the Members Only section of our website); and a 15 percent rebate on every MRA service, product and training. Click here for an informational flier.

Paylocity. GLGA members receive a 10 percent discount on bundled pricing when you choose Paylocity for your payroll and human resources needs. For more information, click here for an informational flier.

semperSemper International LLC. Semper provides quality printing professionals on demand – both temporary and full time workers – and with discounts for GLGA members. In the Chicago Metro area, call (312) 920-0000, or click here for an informational flier.

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Insurance

mccloneMcClone. GLGA has partnered with McClone as an endorsed provider for Insurance and Risk Management solutions to GLGA members. For more than 50 years, McClone has featured specialization in protecting organizations within the printing industry. We can provide all insurance products or services needed by GLGA members, including Commercial Property and Casualty; Employee Benefits; Group health insurance & Health Care Plans; Group life, disability and dental plans; Financial Services; and Voluntary Benefits. For more information, please call (800) 236-1034.

The Standard logoPrinters Disability Trust. Printers’ Disability Trust offers Short Term Disability, Long Term Disability, and Life and Accidental Death and Dismemberment insurance coverage. These plans are underwritten by Standard Insurance Company. For more information, visit www.standard.com/mybenefits/pdt.

Remodel Health. Remodel Health’s proprietary technology has been proven to give printing companies an average of 34 percent savings on their annual health insurance costs. Contact Sean Jabbari at (317) 796-5470.

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Recycling

RAMRAM Recycling. GLGA and RAM Recycling have partnered to provide members a 2 percent Rebate Bonus on recycling in Wisconsin. Contact Tony Duckert at (414) 315-0300 or info@ramrecycling.net to learn how much you are eligible to receive. Click here to download an informational flier.

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Shipping

fedex-logoFedEx. FedEx offers significant savings on select FedEx Express and FedEx Ground shipments. The average member saves more than $650 on parcel shipments and more than $3,800 on freight shipments (LTL) annually. For more information, visit Printing Industries of America’s FedEx discount page.

Motus Logistics. Motus Logistics is a consulting and transportation management provider with expertise in Small Parcel, LTL, TL and International transportation. GLGA members qualify for unprecedented access to Motus Logistics services, world-class pricing and rebates. Contact Jaron Klopstein at (608) 320-2033 or jklopstein@motuslogistics.com.

UPS_WeHeartLogistics_HorizontalURL_Logo_Lockup_CMYKUPS Freight®. Take your business to the next level with GLGA and UPS Freight. As a GLGA member, you have access to the GLGA/UPS Freight Savings Program – a member benefit program that provides you with discounts on a wide variety of LTL freight shipping solutions. The GLGA/UPS Freight Savings Program allows you to save on UPS Freight’s wide distribution network, reliable service and advanced technology, enabling you to reach more customers than ever before. To take advantage of this exclusive GLGA member benefit, contact the UPS Freight Association Team at (866) 443.9303 or upsfreightassociations@ups.com to enroll and get started!

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Utilities

lower electric logoLower Electric. Lower Electric offers significant savings on electricity, natural gas and energy-related services. Call Bill Schloss at (847) 272-0700 for details.

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