BOARD TOURED PUBLISHING AND HARD GOODS OPERATIONS IN MINNESOTA
Norwood & BIC Graphic North America was honored to host a recent BIC Group Board of Directors Meeting April 23-25, 2013. The board meeting was held in Minneapolis, Minnesota and included in-depth tours of the Norwood & BIC Graphic facilities in nearby Red Wing and Sleepy Eye.
Board is led by Bruno Bich, Chairman, and Mario Guevara, CEO, and includes
several Bich family members as well as high ranking executives of external
companies. Traditionally, the BIC Group Board of Directors meets six times per
year and from time to time includes a visit to a BIC operation.
On Wednesday, April 24, the Board visited Norwood
& BIC Graphic’s Publishing Operation in Sleepy Eye, Minnesota. The site
manufactures both custom and imprinted calendars, notebooks and journals as
well as the line of BIC® Sticky Notes. (Bruno Bich pictured).
The following day, the Board toured the Hard Goods
operation in Red Wing, where products such as bags, drinkware and awards are
imprinted with over 20 different technologies, and the Norwood britePix™
innovation is based.
“We were very pleased to see the US promotional
products operations first hand,” said Bruno Bich. “The complexity of the
variety of technologies and products is truly impressive. The plants were well
organized and the employees we met showed tremendous enthusiasm and pride.”
“Our commitment to BIC APP and the industry remains
strong,” continued Bruno Bich. “We know that there have been service issues due
to the recent reorganization and ERP implementation and we apologize for the
inconvenience it created for our customers. However, I am confident we will prove
ourselves again to be a top supplier with impeccable service.”