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Paper Shortage Fuels Need for Electronic Service Program

The paper industry is undergoing some serious changes and the price and availability of paper will be affected.  The North American paper industry is in rapid decline.  Mills have let go thousands of workers and are competing for a shrinking market.  This will ultimately affect us, and be passed along to our clients, making this an opportune time to switch over to the Electronic Service Program (ESP).  Amber Duke, Vice President of the Asmark Institute has already been asked by our printer to substitute paper in two of our manuals.  The request stemmed from the mill that manufactured the stock used previously being sold in bankruptcy this summer.  Another of our suppliers announced that it will be idling a paper production machine in Catawba, South Carolina, removing 200,000 tons of capacity.  These examples follow suit with what is occurring across the industry.  Pulp prices continue to rise putting additional cost pressures on the paper mills.  Bottom-line, paper is going to become more expensive - underscoring the need to transition to using ESP as soon as possible.  Click here to learn more about ESP.  

Paper Shortage Fuels Need for Electronic Service Program

The paper industry is undergoing some serious changes and the price and availability of paper will be affected.  The North American paper industry is in rapid decline.  Mills have let go thousands of workers and are competing for a shrinking market.  This will ultimately affect us, and be passed along to our clients, making this an opportune time to switch over to the Electronic Service Program (ESP).  Amber Duke, Vice President of the Asmark Institute has already been asked by our printer to substitute paper in two of our manuals.  The request stemmed from the mill that manufactured the stock used previously being sold in bankruptcy this summer.  Another of our suppliers announced that it will be idling a paper production machine in Catawba, South Carolina, removing 200,000 tons of capacity.  These examples follow suit with what is occurring across the industry.  Pulp prices continue to rise putting additional cost pressures on the paper mills.  Bottom-line, paper is going to become more expensive - underscoring the need to transition to using ESP as soon as possible.  Click here to learn more about ESP.