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NAC, Inc. Announces Multi-Million Dollar Investment Plan for its Duncansville, PA Facility

Duncansville, PA January 17, 2017 – NAC, Inc., a leader in direct mail marketing, announced today that it continues to expand its Pennsylvania facility to provide an innovative and efficient production platform. The installation of the Canon ColorStream® 3900 is the latest purchase in the company’s multi-million dollar investment plan for Duncansville.

For over thirty-five years, NAC has been dedicated to providing its customers with the most cutting edge direct mail options available. The addition of the ColorStream® 3900 enables the company to offer high-speed color and monochrome production on short and long-run jobs with increased flexibility and incredible quality. By expanding its inkjet capabilities, NAC supports the growing demand for highly targeted and personalized direct mail campaigns.

“Our investment in this technology underscores our clients’ growing focus for 1:1 marketing to their customers and prospects through variable data print,” said CEO Nick Robinson. “As an important complement to our traditional print services, the Colorstream® delivers additional flexibility and speed-to-market for our customers.”

The drive behind NAC’s upgrade is more than just understanding market demands. “It’s about growing our Pennsylvania operation and investing not only in our people, but the local community,” said President Rob Herman. “Since the 2008 recession, we have been slowly rebuilding our workforce and capacity in Duncansville. By adding the ColorStream® to our fleet, we have the ability to attract new prospects, which could ultimately create more job opportunities.”

The installation of the ColorStream® 3900 is just one step forward in NAC’s ongoing expansion of its Pennsylvania operation. As technology advances the company plans to partner with companies like Canon Solutions America to stay at the forefront of the printing industry.

About Canon Solutions America, Inc.

Canon Solutions America provides industry leading enterprise, production, and large format printing solutions, supported by exceptional professional service offerings. With the technology offerings of the Canon and Océ brands, Canon Solutions America helps companies of all sizes improve sustainability, increase efficiency, and control costs through high volume, continuous feed, digital and traditional printing, and document management solutions.

About NAC, Inc. – NAC, Inc. is the nation’s largest vertically integrated direct mail & fulfillment company.  With regionalized production locations, NAC markets a diverse portfolio of direct mail services, including Envelope Production, Forms & Commercial Printing, Data Processing, Imaging, Bindery, Lettershop, Mailing & Commingling.  With all of our services completed in-house, all campaigns are completed efficiently and tailored to client specifications.  NAC offers unparalleled production capacity and geographic coverage with facilities in Pennsylvania Texas, and Mexico.

 

 

NAC Receives Honorable Mention

Duncansville, PA November 8, 2016 – NAC, Inc. announced today that it has earned an Honorable Mention in Ragan’s PR Daily 2016 Corporate Social Responsibility Awards. The company was recognized for its efforts in Organizational Transparency.

Entries were submitted globally by in-house, agency and independent communication practitioners in the private, corporate, non-profit and government sectors.  Judges from the editorial staff of Ragan.com, PR Daily.com, HR Communicator and Health Care Communications examined entries from 18 categories including newly added, organizational transparency.

The new category focused on what companies have done to better educate the world about their products, services and business practices. Understanding the effect of transparency between their company, associates, customers and stakeholders, NAC formalized a Corporate Social Responsibility initiative in 2007. This was quickly followed with the company signing the United Nations Global Compact and becoming chain-of-custody certified through the Forest Stewardship Council® and Sustainable Forest Initiative®.

NAC’s Compliance & Operational Risk department works to align conformance and controls across the operational and technology-driven aspects of the business. In 2014, the department expanded to give the company the manpower to fully invest their time into creating tactics, strategies to increase transparency across the company and to the public.

“Achieving the level of transparency that we have today is a result of a continual evolution and conscious company-effort,” said Stacey Burket, Vice President of Compliance & Operational Risk. “We are thrilled to be one of the first companies honored in this new category.”

About PR Daily – PR Daily is a daily news site that delivers news, advice, and opinions on the public relations, marketing social media, and media worlds.

About NAC, Inc. – NAC, Inc. is the nation’s largest vertically integrated direct mail & fulfillment company.  With regionalized production locations, NAC markets a diverse portfolio of direct mail services, including Envelope Production, Forms & Commercial Printing, Data Processing, Imaging, Bindery, Lettershop, Mailing & Commingling.  With all of our services completed in-house, all campaigns are completed efficiently and tailored to client specifications.  NAC offers unparalleled production capacity and geographic coverage with facilities in Pennsylvania Texas, and Mexico.

NAC to be Honored by Blair County Chamber of Commerce

Duncansville, PA October 18, 2016 – NAC, Inc. will be honored by the Blair County Chamber of Commerce on October 24, 2016 at the annual Hall of Fame and Awards of Distinction dinner. The company will be recognized in the general business category for its innovation in technology.

The awards recognize excellence and achievement throughout the community, but are not limited to Chamber members. Nominees were asked to complete an application with questions ranging from general business inquiries to specific project details. An anonymous panel of judges representing a cross-section of business expertise and geography guaranteed the process was comprehensive and fair.

NAC’s in-house refurbishment of an existing piece of equipment, The SuperSerter™, grabbed the attention of the judges. The twelve month project was deployed in two phases with a goal to double the productivity of the machine while decreasing cost and increasing throughput. Now being dubbed “The Frankenstein”, the technology is a complete hybrid of internal ideas, resources and parts engineered into one machine.

“This award turns the spotlight onto our greatest asset – our associates,” said President Rob Herman. “Their ingenuity and continued dedication to our company is truly the backbone of NAC.”

Welcomed by customers and associates alike, the implementation of “The Frankenstein” has the ability to produce material with greater integrity and accuracy. The company-wide impact of the project will be felt over the next 36 months.

About Blair County Chamber of Commerce – The Blair County Chamber of Commerce is an association of businesses working together to promote, inform, educate and advocate for the membership and the community.

About NAC, Inc. – NAC, Inc. is the nation’s largest vertically integrated direct mail & fulfillment company.  With regionalized production locations, NAC markets a diverse portfolio of direct mail services, including Envelope Production, Forms & Commercial Printing, Data Processing, Imaging, Bindery, Lettershop, Mailing & Commingling.  With all of our services completed in-house, all campaigns are completed efficiently and tailored to client specifications.  NAC offers unparalleled production capacity and geographic coverage with facilities in Pennsylvania Texas, and Mexico.

NAC Vice President Recognized for “Making a Difference”

 Duncansville, PA October 18, 2016 – NAC, Inc. is honored to announce that Vice President Tera Herman was among 36 women who have been nominated in the sixth annual “Women Making a Difference” edition of the Pennsylvania Business Central.

The competition recognizes business women who have continued to push themselves and grow their companies and communities forward. Nominations came from a 23-county readership area and represent an array of industries and companies. Final selection was done by the St. Francis University Business Development Center. This year’s list features businesswomen in a variety of fields, from healthcare to banking to community fundraising.

Joining NAC in 1989, Herman is now the Vice President of Human Resources and Global Social Responsibility. Under her direction NAC became a signatory of the United Nations Global Compact, a voluntary program focusing on the 10 principles of human rights. NAC is proud to be the first corporation in their industry to participate in the program.

Tera is well known for her involvement within the communities in which she works and countries around the world. She has served on the executive board of the Altoona Blair County Development Corporation, Blair County Respiratory Disease Society and the Southern Alleghenies Museum of Art.

In addition, she continues to serve as an advisory board member for BeadforLife, a non-profit working with impoverished women of Uganda, Africa. Tera has also acted as a board member for Panzi Foundation USA, a non-profit formed to raise awareness about the challenges in Eastern Democratic Republic of Congo and support Panzi Hospital efforts to help treat survivors of sexual violence.

“I am extremely humbled by this honor,” said Vice President Tera Herman. “No one can truly make a difference without the support and influence of many other inspirational people. I credit my desire to create a meaningful impact to my father-in-law, Ernie Bogen. He is a man who truly uses his success to make the world a better place. Through the years, he’s become the voice in my head and the example I strive to emulate.”

About The Pennsylvania Business Central’s Women in Business – The Pennsylvania Business Central’s Women in Business is a bi-monthly publication that has a special focus on this specific market.  Pennsylvania Business Central is undoubtedly the Number One B2B Resource in Central Pennsylvania, reaching more than 40,000 readers in 23 counties.

About NAC, Inc. – NAC is one of the nation’s largest vertically integrated direct mail & fulfillment company.  With regionalized production locations, NAC markets a diverse portfolio of direct mail services, including Envelope Production, Forms & Commercial Printing, Data Processing, Imaging, Bindery, Lettershop, Mailing & Commingling.  With all of our services completed in-house, all campaigns are completed efficiently and tailored to client specifications.  NAC offers unparalleled production capacity and geographic coverage with facilities in Pennsylvania, Texas and Mexico.

NAC wins Silver in PIMA 2016 Marketing Methods Competition

Duncansville, PA July 27, 2016 – NAC, Inc. is proud to announce that it was among the winners of the Professional Insurance Marketing Association’s (PIMA) annual Marketing Methods Competition held at their Mid-Year Meeting July 21st through 24th in Rancho Palos Verdes, CA. The company received the Silver award in the ‘Self Promotion – Company Members/Business Partners’ category for its “#MailStillMatters” Audience Engagement Campaign.

PIMA’s Marketing Methods awards are presented to member companies for direct marketing efforts that display outstanding marketing and creative strategies that deliver banner, measurable results. Gold, Silver, Bronze and Honorable Mention awards are based on a minimum point threshold. Judging is based upon Marketing Strategy (25%), Creative Execution (25%) and Results (50%).

The multi-channel campaign aimed to increase audience engagement and brand awareness through direct mail, social media and a tradeshow exhibit by asking showgoers “why mail still matters?” The revamped “#MailStillMatters” campaign exceeded its goals by increasing tradeshow audience engagement by a whopping 205%!

“We are gratified and honored to be recognized by PIMA for our creative efforts.  This was a campaign very close to our heart and we are thrilled that it resonated with our industry peers,” said CEO, Nick Robinson.

About PIMA – For more than 30 years, the Professional Insurance Marketing Association (PIMA) has provided the premier forum for leaders in the insurance direct marketing industry to craft strategic partnerships, develop business opportunities, and perfect their expertise. For more information, visit the PIMA Website at www.pima-assn.org.

About North American Communications – North American Communications (NAC) is the nation’s largest vertically integrated direct mail & fulfillment company.  With regionalized production locations, NAC markets a diverse portfolio of direct mail services, including Envelope Production, Forms & Commercial Printing, Data Processing, Imaging, Bindery, Lettershop, Mailing & Commingling.  With all of our services completed in-house, all campaigns are completed efficiently and tailored to client specifications.  NAC offers unparalleled production capacity and geographic coverage with facilities in Pennsylvania Texas, and Mexico.

NAC, Inc. Receives Hermes Awards for Third Consecutive Year

Duncansville, PA April 19, 2016 – NAC, Inc., one of the nation’s largest direct mail manufacturers, has been honored with four Hermes Creative Awards from the Association of Marketing and Communication Professionals (AMCP). The company received a Platinum Award for its 2015 United Nation’s Global Compact Communication on Progress, It’s not what we do; it’s who we are, Gold for overall website excellence and two Honorable Mentions in both web copywriting and tradeshow exhibit execution.

With over 6,000 entries to judge, industry professionals look for companies whose talent exceeds a high standard of excellence and whose work serves as an industry benchmark. Sponsored by the AMCP, the international competition attracts entries from corporate marketing and communication departments, advertising agencies, PR firms, design shops, production companies and freelancers.

Winners are selected from 195 categories grouped under advertising, publications, marketing/branding, integrated marketing, public relations/communications, electronic media and pro bono. About 15% of entries win the Platinum Award, the organization’s top honor and around 20% of the entries take home the Gold Award. A list of Platinum and Gold winners can be found at www.hermesawards.com.

“We are thrilled and gratified to be recognized by the AMCP,” said CEO, Nick Robinson.  “NAC’s creative team has once again risen to the occasion, and produced outstanding work.  We share in congratulating our dedicated and talented associates on a job well done.”

President Rob Herman added, “As a UN Global Compact Signatory for over seven years, we’ve embedded social good into our daily practices. Being recognized by our peers for communicating these efforts is truly an honor.  After all, it’s not what we do; it’s who we are that really matters.”

About Hermes Creative Awards – Administrated by the Association of Marketing and Communication Professionals (AMCP), Hermes Creative Awards is an international competition for creative professionals involved in the concept, writing and design of traditional and emerging media. The awards recognize outstanding work in the industry while promoting the philanthropic nature of marketing and communication professionals.

About North American Communications – North American Communications (NAC) is the nation’s largest vertically integrated direct mail & fulfillment company.  With regionalized production locations, NAC markets a diverse portfolio of direct mail services, including Envelope Production, Forms & Commercial Printing, Data Processing, Imaging, Bindery, Lettershop, Mailing & Commingling.  With all of our services completed in-house, all campaigns are completed efficiently and tailored to client specifications.  NAC offers unparalleled production capacity and geographic coverage with facilities in Pennsylvania Texas, and Mexico.

NAC Wins Two Hermes Creative Awards

NAC Wins Two Hermes Creative Awards

Duncansville, PA May 12, 2015North American Communications (NAC) was among the winners of the 2015 Hermes Creative Awards competition. They received both a Gold award and an Honorable mention for their 2014 outdoor advertising campaigns. NAC’s winning campaigns focused on recruitment and honoring the company’s 35th year anniversary.

With over 6,000 entries to judge, industry professionals look for companies whose talent exceeds a high standard of excellence and whose work serves as an industry benchmark. Sponsored by the Association of Marketing and Communication Professionals (AMCP), the international competition attracts entries from corporate marketing and communication departments, advertising agencies, PR firms, design shops, production companies and freelancers.

The Gold Award is presented to those entries judged to exceed the high standards of the industry norm. Approximately 22 percent of the entries received this award and 11 percent were Honorable Mention winners.

“We are extremely honored and gratified by this recognition,” said CEO, Nick Robinson. “Our creative team continues to exceed the standard of excellence that NAC prides itself on delivering. Kudos to them!”

The Hermes Creative Awards are held each year with the winners being announced in May.  For more information or to view a list of all Gold winners visit www.hermesawards.com.

About Hermes Creative Awards – Administrated by the Association of Marketing and Communication Professionals (AMCP), Hermes Creative Awards is an international competition for creative professionals involved in the concept, writing and design of traditional and emerging media. The awards recognize outstanding work in the industry while promoting the philanthropic nature of marketing and communication professionals.

About North American Communications – North American Communications (NAC) is the nation’s largest vertically integrated direct mail & fulfillment company.  With regionalized production locations, NAC markets a diverse portfolio of direct mail services, including Envelope Production, Forms & Commercial Printing, Data Processing, Imaging, Bindery, Lettershop, Mailing & Commingling.  With all of our services completed in-house, all campaigns are completed efficiently and tailored to client specifications.  NAC offers unparalleled production capacity and geographic coverage with facilities in Pennsylvania Texas, and Mexico.

NAC Welcomes Chief Financial Officer

NAC Welcomes Chief Financial Officer, Chuck Haenig

Duncansville, PA February 25, 2015 – North American Communications (NAC), an international leader in direct mail marketing, announced today that Charles Haenig has joined the company’s leadership team as Chief Financial Officer. “Charles comes to NAC with an incredible breadth of finance experience and an outstanding skill set,” said Chief Executive Officer Nick Robinson. “We are thrilled to have him as part of our management team as NAC continues to evolve and grow.” Haenig, a seasoned professional, brings over 24 years of financial and management experience in global, multi-plant organizations. In his new role, he will oversee the financial and accounting functions as well as developing an economic strategy companywide. “We are pleased to have Charles joining our executive team,” said President Rob Herman. “His impressive background and proven track record in international business makes him a great fit for his new role.” Previously, Haenig was employed at PPG Industries where he held several positions including Director of Finance and Manager of Latin American Finance and Foreign Exchange. Most recently, he served as the company’s Financial Transformation Manager where he directed change management to business processes, systems and technology, and organizational structures. “I am excited to join the NAC leadership team at this time in the company’s history,” said Haenig. “NAC is a leader in the direct mail industry and I look forward to helping lead change to drive growth and strengthen the business.”

About North American Communications – North American Communications (NAC) is the nation’s largest vertically integrated direct mail & fulfillment company.  With regionalized production locations, NAC markets a diverse portfolio of direct mail services, including Envelope Production, Forms & Commercial Printing, Data Processing, Imaging, Bindery, Lettershop, Mailing & Commingling.  With all of our services completed in-house, all campaigns are completed efficiently and tailored to client specifications.  NAC offers unparalleled production capacity and geographic coverage with facilities in Pennsylvania, Texas, and Mexico.

NAC Wins Gold at PIMA Mid-Year Meeting

North American Communications Wins Gold at PIMA Mid-Year Meeting

Duncansville, PA July 30, 2014 – The Professional Insurance Marketing Association (PIMA), recently named the winners of its annual Marketing Methods Competition at the Mid-Year Meeting & Trade Show in Napa, California. North American Communications (NAC) received the Gold award for their “Need for Speed” Brand Awareness Campaign in the Marketing Methods Competition.

PIMA Marketing Methods awards are the most prestigious of their kind and are presented to members whose direct marketing efforts display outstanding marketing and creative strategy while delivering measurable results. This year’s expert panel of judges consisted of Jennifer Day, KBM Group; Chuck La Tournous, Prudential; and Deana Palmer, NASW Assurance Services.

NAC submitted a campaign that created brand awareness, drove leads to tradeshow exhibit and increased website traffic. The objective behind “Need for Speed” was to differentiate the company from the competition while bridging the gap between online and offline media.

President Rob Herman also presented the campaign in the PIMA Judge’s Choice Session. The session was for those entries that the judges found particularly interesting. NAC was one of three companies who were asked to describe their winning entry in more detail. “We pride ourselves in telling our story in a way that creates a meaningful experience and ignites real conversation to better understand the needs of our clients,” said Herman. “It is such an honor to be named a Gold winner in the competition.”

Gold, Silver, Bronze and Honorable Mention awards are based on a minimum point threshold. Judging is based upon Marketing Strategy (25%), Creative Execution (25%) and Results (50%).

About PIMA – For more than 30 years, the Professional Insurance Marketing Association (PIMA) has provided the premier forum for leaders in the insurance direct marketing industry to craft strategic partnerships, develop business opportunities, and perfect their expertise. For more information, visit the PIMA Website at www.pima-assn.org.

About North American Communications – North American Communications (NAC) is the nation’s largest vertically integrated direct mail & fulfillment company. With regionalized production locations, NAC markets a diverse portfolio of direct mail services, including Envelope Production, Forms & Commercial Printing, Data Processing, Imaging, Bindery, Lettershop, Mailing & Commingling. With all of our services completed in-house, all campaigns are completed efficiently and tailored to client specifications. NAC offers unparalleled production capacity and geographic coverage with facilities in Pennsylvania, Texas, and Mexico.

NAC wins Platinum & Gold Awards

North American Communications wins Platinum and Gold Hermes Creative Awards

Duncansville, PA May 7, 2014 – North American Communications (NAC), an international leader in direct mail marketing, announced today that it was named both Platinum and Gold winners in the 2014 Hermes Creative Awards. NAC received awards in the categories of Publications/Brochures, Design/Marketing Materials and Writing/Ad Copy for its Speed and Power in Direct Mail and Enter the World of NAC brochures.

The competition sponsored by the Association of Marketing and Communication Professionals (AMCP), received around 5,500 entries from corporate marketing and communication departments, advertising agencies, PR firms, production companies and freelancers. Winners were selected from 194 categories and judged by professionals who look for companies whose talent exceeds a high standard of excellence and whose work serves as a benchmark for the industry.

The prestigious Platinum Award is the organization’s top honor and is only given to the top 15% of entries. Platinum winners are recognized for their excellence in terms of quality, creativity and resourcefulness. The Gold Award is presented to approximately 21% of the entries and is judged to exceed the high standards of the industry norm.

“We are extremely honored to have received the highest level of recognition in the Hermes Awards,” said NAC President, Rob Herman. “This award is a direct reflection of our company’s dedication to quality and excellence.”

The Hermes Creative Awards are held each year with the winners being announced in May. For more information or to view a list of all Platinum and Gold winners visit www.hermesawards.com.
About Hermes Creative Awards – Administrated by the Association of Marketing and Communication Professionals (AMCP), Hermes Creative Awards is an international competition for creative professionals involved in the concept, writing and design of traditional and emerging media. The awards recognize outstanding work in the industry while promoting the philanthropic nature of marketing and communication professionals.
About North American Communications – North American Communications (NAC) is the nation’s largest vertically integrated direct mail & fulfillment company. With regionalized production locations, NAC markets a diverse portfolio of direct mail services, including Envelope Production, Forms & Commercial Printing, Data Processing, Imaging, Bindery, Lettershop, Mailing & Commingling. With all of our services completed in-house, all campaigns are completed efficiently and tailored to client specifications. NAC offers unparalleled production capacity and geographic coverage with facilities in Pennsylvania Texas, and Mexico.