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- COVID-19 Resource Channel
PRINTING United Alliance is committed to providing our Installation PDAA Community with the most up-to-date resources on COVID-19. Stay informed by visiting the COVID-19 Resource Channel.
- Freshen up your Lockout/Tagout program!
The written program, annual inspection, daily safety procedures... these are all requirements of the Lockout/Tagout Standard that facilities got cited for last year. Learn more to avoid a citation in 2020.
Continuous Improvement Conference
August 22 to 24, 2021The Continuous Improvement Conference is the only annual event focused on helping printing and converting companies achieve operational excellence with Lean thinking and other strategies. Find out how the concept is applied in our industry and why people keep coming back to this event!
PDAA Architectural Films - Windows, Walls, Floors (Fairfax, VA-Dec)
November 29 to 30, 2021 | Fairfax, VA, USAPDAA is the only vinyl agnostic testing in the industry. The PRINTING United Alliance "Find an Installer" directory is the place to go to find a qualified installer, and this testing for Architectural Films will allow the installer company to display this badge proudly.
PDAA and Arlon Vehicle and Fleet Training and Certification (Fairfax, VA-Dec)
December 1 to 3, 2021 | Fairfax, VA, USAPDAA is the only vinyl agnostic testing in the industry. The PRINTING United Alliance "Find an Installer" directory is the place to go to find a qualified installer, and successfully passing all tests will allow the installer company to display both PDAA and Arlon certification.
Hiring the Next Generation
June 11, 2019Finding, hiring, and retaining new talent is a challenge for all businesses, but can be especially difficult in manufacturing industries like printing. We desire technical and specialized skills in our employees, which seem to be increasingly difficult to find. Additionally, we have a perception problem with young people and their parents-they think the printing industry is contracting and that career opportunities are scarce. In this session, Donna Painter an Assistant Professor at Millersville University, will share information about hiring challenges and strategies to positively change perceptions of our industry. This session will also identify multiple sources, within the education sector, that you can use to find the types new talent you need to sustain and grow your business.
In case you missed it, the PDAA Installers Committee held a third live Shop Talk Panel Session called Join the Installer Community on May 25. Click the video above to Re-watch now!
How to Create a Winning Company Culture
June 25, 2021By Kristopher Parks, The Bernard Group
PRINTING United Journal, June 2021
How to Get Human Resource and Safety Policies Right the First Time
March 31, 2021By Adriane Harrison, PRINTING United Alliance
PRINTING United Journal, March 2021
Are Your Floor Graphics Compliant?
March 31, 2021By Amanda Smith, Mactac Distributor Products
PRINTING United Journal, March 2021
Maryland Department of the Environment’s Revises Its Hazardous Waste Regulations
September 9, 2021The Maryland Department of the Environment has revised its hazardous waste regulations by incorporating changes required by EPA under its Generator Improvement Rule. Not all of EPA's regulations have been adopted as Maryland does not follow EPA's regulations with some requirements being more stringent.
Safety Plans required by the NY HEROS Act Must Now Be Implemented
September 7, 2021Due to resurgence in COVID-19 cases, the Governor of New York requires all employers to implement their exposure prevention plans.
New York DEC Clarifies Press Cleaning Device Regulatory Requirements
August 20, 2021After a request by Printing United Alliance, the New York State Department of Environmental Resources issued a clarification letter addressing how stand alone cleaning equipment for screen printing, flexographic, and rotogravure screens, anilox rollers, and other press components are to be regulated.
PRINTING United Alliance Cancels 2021 In-Person Expo
August 31, 2021The PRINTING United Expo, scheduled to take place Oct. 6-8, 2021 at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Fla., has been cancelled. PRINTING United Expo 2022 will take place in Las Vegas at the Las Vegas Convention Center.
Printing Industry Mourns Passing of Katherine O'Brien, Former Editor of American Printer Magazine
June 22, 2021Mark Michelson, and other industry members, pay tribute to industry journalist Katherine May O'Brien, who passed away from metastatic breast cancer.
Distinguished Industry Leaders Support Efforts to Update Global Printing Taxonomy
June 22, 2021The first version of the updated Taxonomy is expected to be shared at PRINTING United Expo this October in Orlando .
PRINTING United Expo Preview is Now Live to the Global Printing Community
June 17, 2021Expo Preview prepares the global industry with the education, insight, and new products in concise, easily viewed sessions as the countdown officially begins for the in-person Expo taking place in Orlando, Fla., on Oct. 6-8.
PRINTING United Expo 2021 Slated to Be the Global Print Event of the Year with Widespread Participation from Industry Leaders
June 9, 2021PRINTING United Expo reunites the industry for the first time in years, in person, in Orlando, Fla., on Oct. 6-8 at the Orange County Convention Center.