Bradford & Bigelow https://www.bradford-bigelow.com Delivering complex, time-sensitive, mission-critical, zero-defect projects Mon, 11 Feb 2019 19:08:59 +0000 en-US hourly 1 Bradford & Bigelow Partners with manroland|Goss and Launches Major Growth Initiative https://www.bradford-bigelow.com/2018/10/03/bb-partners-with-manrolandgoss-and-launches-major-growth-initiative/ https://www.bradford-bigelow.com/2018/10/03/bb-partners-with-manrolandgoss-and-launches-major-growth-initiative/#comments Wed, 03 Oct 2018 18:32:04 +0000 https://www.bradford-bigelow.com/?p=3090 Bradford & Bigelow is pleased to announce a long-term partnership with manroland|Goss with the purchase of two Lithoman 48-page four-color presses and a 50,000 square foot building addition. B&B’s President, John Galligan, states “we are delighted to partner with manroland|Goss. Very simply, the Lithoman technology with advanced color control, automation,… read more →

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B&B President, John Galligan, Marketing Manager, Emily Kotecki, and EVP, Rick Dunn, seal the deal with manroland|Goss President, Alex Wasserman, Marketing Manager, Denise Lease, and VP of Sales, Jason Elliott.

Bradford & Bigelow is pleased to announce a long-term partnership with manroland|Goss with the purchase of two Lithoman 48-page four-color presses and a 50,000 square foot building addition.

B&B’s President, John Galligan, states “we are delighted to partner with manroland|Goss. Very simply, the Lithoman technology with advanced color control, automation, minimal waste and excellent makeready times along with our Komori HUV 8/C automated sheetfed press and Screen 4/C inkjet equipment will allow us to be the leader in 4/C book printing.”

Executive Vice President, Rick Dunn, adds “as an ISO 9001:2015 and G7 certified supplier, we measure twice and cut once. More and more of our clients are asking B&B to expand our 4/C capacity and offer a print, warehouse, and distribute model which economically and environmentally makes sense. Along with the press capacity, B&B will add 50,000 sq ft of warehousing and fulfillment space.”

Vice President of Sales, Bob Bradley, concludes “our goal is to be the best-in-class supplier for any 1-4 color, 8.5×11 bound product; perfect, saddle or coil. We are very grateful to our long-term clients and loyal, talented team members who have made these investments possible.”

Alex Wasserman, President of manroland|Goss, echoed B&B’s sentiments. The Lithoman product line is tops in the industry and can add great value to progressive printers who want to position themselves for future growth. manroland|Goss is very pleased to partner with an industry leader like Bradford & Bigelow.

The building expansion will be completed in Q1 with the press install and startup in Q2 of 2019.

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B&B Goes Solar! https://www.bradford-bigelow.com/2017/12/08/bb-goes-solar/ Fri, 08 Dec 2017 21:30:12 +0000 http://www.bradford-bigelow.com/?p=814 “Energy conservation is part of our DNA,” commented Facilities Manager, Chip Brown. In early October, the 500 KWH System went live capping a three-year effort by the B&B Team to reduce and stabilize energy costs as the company continues to expand its high-technology print and distribution platform to serve a… read more →

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“Energy conservation is part of our DNA,” commented Facilities Manager, Chip Brown.

In early October, the 500 KWH System went live capping a three-year effort by the B&B Team to reduce and stabilize energy costs as the company continues to expand its high-technology print and distribution platform to serve a national clientele.

“All B&B Team members have participated in our energy conservation and recycling efforts,” stated Purchasing Manager, Paul Hutchinson.

At B&B, every piece of paper is either sold as a finished product or recycled for future use.

B&B President, John Galligan, also noted, “solar energy is also an important component of our efforts to reduce our carbon footprint and remain an environmental leader in the industry and our Newburyport Community.”

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Bradford & Bigelow Wins AIM Sustainability Award for Environmental Leadership https://www.bradford-bigelow.com/2017/10/30/bradford-bigelow-wins-aim-sustainability-award-environmental-leadership/ Mon, 30 Oct 2017 16:06:53 +0000 https://www.bradford-bigelow.com/?p=781 via AIM Blog – The Associated Industries of Massachusetts recently recognized Bradford & Bigelow, Inc. of Newburyport and Raytheon Company of Waltham as environmental leaders within the State of Massachusetts. “These two companies set the standard for sustainability managing their financial, social and environmental resources in a manner that ensures… read more →

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via AIM Blog – The Associated Industries of Massachusetts recently recognized Bradford & Bigelow, Inc. of Newburyport and Raytheon Company of Waltham as environmental leaders within the State of Massachusetts.

“These two companies set the standard for sustainability managing their financial, social and environmental resources in a manner that ensures responsible, long-term success,” said Rick Lord, AIM President.

John Galligan, President of Bradford & Bigelow, commented “New England has some of the highest energy rates in the country. Over the past few years, the B&B team has created one of the most energy efficient and environmentally friendly print platforms in North America that allows us to compete and win on a national basis.”

B&B has been a pioneer in the use of UV inks and drying technology that eliminates VOC emissions and significantly reduce energy costs, LED Lighting, demand reduction programs with National Grid, upgrades to energy efficient motors and the recently installed 425KWH Solar Energy System.

“It all adds up,” says Rick Dunn, EVP of B&B, who estimates the savings are approaching $500,000 per year.

Lord went on to say “sustainability guarantees that the success of our employers benefits our communities, our Commonwealth, and our fellow citizens. We congratulate our honorees, Bradford & Bigelow and Raytheon.”

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2016 Year End Review https://www.bradford-bigelow.com/2016/12/21/2016-year-end-review/ Wed, 21 Dec 2016 14:42:24 +0000 http://109.199.115.120/~idsbbigelow/?p=501 A note from the President: First and foremost, we wish all of our clients, suppliers and team members a Happy Holiday Season! This newsletter highlights some of our 2016 accomplishments which you have made possible! We appreciate each and every order and continue to invest in our selected markets to… read more →

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A note from the President:

First and foremost, we wish all of our clients, suppliers and team members a Happy Holiday Season! This newsletter highlights some of our 2016 accomplishments which you have made possible! We appreciate each and every order and continue to invest in our selected markets to be a Best In Class Supplier for our long-standing, loyal and valued clients. To your health, happiness, and prosperity in 2017!

Sincerely,
John Galligan

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G7 Master Color Certification! The Gold Standard for Color Reproduction! https://www.bradford-bigelow.com/2016/11/28/certified-g7-master-printer-means/ Mon, 28 Nov 2016 21:13:20 +0000 http://109.199.115.120/~idsbbigelow/?p=434 Bradford & Bigelow is now a G7 Certified Master Printer, the highest quality level awarded by the national trade association, Idealliance. G7 Certification requires a set of standards and a process for calibrating color between proofing systems and presses. The emphasis in this specification is on grayscale balance. The goal… read more →

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Bradford & Bigelow is now a G7 Certified Master Printer, the highest quality level awarded by the national trade association, Idealliance. G7 Certification requires a set of standards and a process for calibrating color between proofing systems and presses. The emphasis in this specification is on grayscale balance. The goal of G7 is to provide visually consistent, repeatable color between the approved proof and the printed sheet.

As a G7 Certified Master Printer, we calibrate our proofing systems and presses to ensure strict adherence to GRACoL specifications. This process allows B&B to provide proofs and press-sheets that are nearly identical and much more closely matched than non-certified G7 commercial printers provide.

More importantly, how does this impact your job? Very simply, G7 Master Certification ensures B&B meets or exceeds your color quality expectations. If you are busy and don’t have the time or travel budget to conduct costly and time-consuming press checks, our G7 Master Color Certification provides you the peace of mind the proofs and printed sheets will almost be an exact match.

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B&B Recognized for Superior Workforce Development Training https://www.bradford-bigelow.com/2016/11/22/bb-recognized-for-superior-workforce-development-training/ Tue, 22 Nov 2016 20:48:33 +0000 http://109.199.115.120/~idsbbigelow/?p=407 via NECC Newsroom – Cesiah Albarran of Lawrence came to this country in 2013 from Puerto Rico with a recently earned bachelor’s degree in chemical engineering from the University of Puerto Rico and limited English skills. With the help of family members, she quickly landed a job with Bradford &… read more →

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via NECC Newsroom – Cesiah Albarran of Lawrence came to this country in 2013 from Puerto Rico with a recently earned bachelor’s degree in chemical engineering from the University of Puerto Rico and limited English skills. With the help of family members, she quickly landed a job with Bradford & Bigelow (B&B), a $31M specialty printing company with 140 employees in Newburyport, working as a helper in manufacturing.

Thanks in part to a workplace English program provided by Northern Essex Community College and funded by a state grant, Albarran has been promoted to account manager at Bradford & Bigelow, where she is communicating regularly with customers, using her newly honed English skills. “I spoke a little bit of English when I came here, but it was English learned from books. Participating in this program gave me the confidence to communicate in English,” said a brightly smiling Albarran. On November 21, Albarran and the other 18 Bradford & Bigelow employees who completed the year-long, 220-hour English Language Program were recognized at a graduation ceremony held at the Newburyport headquarters.

The Workplace English Program that Albarran benefited from was paid for by a $246,762 Workforce Training Fund grant from the state’s Commonwealth Corporation which Bradford & Bigelow received in late 2015. In addition to funding Workplace English for employees, the grant also covered sales training, effective supervisory management skills, Microsoft Office Suite 2013 and technical training. It was the largest grant in Massachusetts’ state history given to a printing company, according to Company President John D. Galligan, who spoke at the ceremony.

“As one of the first ISO 9001:2015 and G7 certified suppliers in North America, continuous training and improvement is part of our DNA,” said Galligan, who adds that his company has invested $10M over the past three years in the most advanced equipment available for their markets. “Our goal is always the same: We want to be The Best in Class Supplier, not the biggest.”

Another key to B&B’s success is the low turnover, says Galligan. “We measure employee tenure in terms of decades not years.” The low turnover can be attributed to the benefits that the company provides, says Tara Howley, HR Manager. Those benefits include continuous training, excellent wages benefits with health, dental and vision insurance, 401K contributions and plenty of overtime!

At the ceremony, Rick Dunn, B&B’s executive vice president, credited the team at Northern Essex. “They have been terrific partners in helping us to execute our strategy.”

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ISO 9001:2015 Certification – When Quality Counts! https://www.bradford-bigelow.com/2016/10/06/bradford-bigelow-becomes-one-first-printers-north-america-receive-latest-iso-90012015-certification/ Thu, 06 Oct 2016 17:59:29 +0000 http://109.199.115.120/~idsbbigelow/?p=420 We are excited to announce that Bradford & Bigelow is one of the first printers in North America to successfully update its company-wide quality systems to receive ISO 9001:2015 certification, the most advanced ISO Standard! ISO 9001 is the premier quality control and management system worldwide. Certification does not guarantee… read more →

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We are excited to announce that Bradford & Bigelow is one of the first printers in North America to successfully update its company-wide quality systems to receive ISO 9001:2015 certification, the most advanced ISO Standard!

ISO 9001 is the premier quality control and management system worldwide. Certification does not guarantee perfection but does mandate a process of continuous review and improvement. The ISO Standard requires that every non-conforming event is analyzed and reviewed by Management and the Team Members involved through a root cause analysis. This, in turn, produces a corrective action plan to address any necessary modifications in procedures or training. Over time, this review process creates a better-trained workforce and a consistently higher level of quality in the products and services provided.

Learn more about ISO 9001:2015 via What is ISO 9000?

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Mailing, Warehousing & Fulfillment Expands https://www.bradford-bigelow.com/2016/09/27/mailing-warehousing-fulfillment-expands/ Tue, 27 Sep 2016 14:49:53 +0000 http://109.199.115.120/~idsbbigelow/?p=535 More and more of our clients have asked B&B to provide a single source solution for their needs – offset and digital printing, mailing and fulfillment. B&B listened and responded to these requests and has significantly expanded these product offerings. Bradford & Bigelow uses a cloud-based warehouse management system to… read more →

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More and more of our clients have asked B&B to provide a single source solution for their needs – offset and digital printing, mailing and fulfillment. B&B listened and responded to these requests and has significantly expanded these product offerings.

Bradford & Bigelow uses a cloud-based warehouse management system to control our in-house Fulfillment Center. Customers are able to utilize this internet-accessible software to place orders, monitor their own inventory, specify automatic minimum inventory notification levels, create customized reports, track their shipments online and much more. We can even customize the packing lists we utilize for your shipments by using logos and graphic design specified by you or your clients, creating a transparent layer of personalization and service.

Learn more about our mailing solutions and fulfillment/warehousing

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The “Green Tradition” Continues! B&B Adds Komori Lithrone 8-Color, G40P! https://www.bradford-bigelow.com/2016/08/17/introducing-komori-lithrone-g40p/ Wed, 17 Aug 2016 15:42:25 +0000 http://109.199.115.120/~idsbbigelow/?p=442 B&B was a pioneer and environmental leader introducing environmentally friendly UV inks to our Timson Web Press Platform a decade ago. Happily, that tradition continues with the Komori 8-Color install for our high-end color clients. Komori’s H-UV inks consume less power, emit no ozone, greatly reduce VOC emissions and require… read more →

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B&B was a pioneer and environmental leader introducing environmentally friendly UV inks to our Timson Web Press Platform a decade ago. Happily, that tradition continues with the Komori 8-Color install for our high-end color clients. Komori’s H-UV inks consume less power, emit no ozone, greatly reduce VOC emissions and require no powder for drying. The end result is a cleaner and quieter press environment with a much smaller carbon footprint. Press Make Ready Sheets can be as low as 50!

On the quality side, the Komori provides industry-leading top-notch color reproduction on a wide variety of papers. In combination with our G7 Master Certification, our color quality will meet or exceed your expectations!

Learn more about the Komori Lithrone G40P

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Industrial Catalog Market Expands with Inline Face-Edge Printing and Five-Hole Drilling https://www.bradford-bigelow.com/2016/08/04/face-edge-printing-now-offered/ Thu, 04 Aug 2016 18:20:07 +0000 http://109.199.115.120/~idsbbigelow/?p=450 Bradford & Bigelow’s market share continues to grow in the automotive and industrial catalog market. Our 48-page Timson Presses are ideal for high page count catalogs. And now, our inline finishing operations include face-edge printing to display your information on the face edge of your perfect bound catalog and five-hole… read more →

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Bradford & Bigelow’s market share continues to grow in the automotive and industrial catalog market. Our 48-page Timson Presses are ideal for high page count catalogs. And now, our inline finishing operations include face-edge printing to display your information on the face edge of your perfect bound catalog and five-hole drilling. B&B can inkjet your informational and/or marketing message, including your company logo in either horizontal or vertical orientations to suit your end-user application. Additionally, your information can be displayed in the standard colors of black, blue, or red.

For industrial catalog customers, the B&B Print Platform offers a great value package of low cost, excellent quality and the best lead times in the industry!

Learn more about our Industrial & Aftermarket services.

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