was founded in Denver, Colorado in 1956 as an advertising
specialty distributor. In 1956 a small satellite sales office
was opened by Richard Wurzel. At that time the company became
focused on ring binders and related products, as very little
production was being done in our Van Nuys facility and it
wasn't until 1974 that we went into full scale production. Our
primary line of products at that time were vinyl, poly and
turned edge binders. Later on we decided to add index tabs to
our line of products.
Growth in the early years was dramatic. It wasn't unusual for
Ad Industries to double its business every year. We quickly
grew out of our facilities in Van Nuys and had to move into
larger quarters. After 3 moves within a period of 7 years, we
finally settled into our facility in North Hollywood. Within a
few years we had to expand and add another 15,000 square feet
to our already existing 35,000 square feet.
Expansion in 2002: In August of 2002, Ad Industries
acquired two of its largest West Coast competitors, Western
Looseleaf and Rundel Products. This acquisition allowed us to
grow into other markets, such as Multi-Media Packaging
(Audio, Video, CD and DVD products).
products are mostly custom, we continued to expand our product
line by adding information & entertainment packaging. This
allowed us to better serve our base of customers providing
them with binders of every construction. We expanded into
custom boxes made in vinyl, turned edge and wood construction.
We added a line of advertising specialty items allowing us to
provide our customers with seat cushions, folios of every
style, card cases, phone jackets, luggage tags and document
holders to name just a few. It wasn't until recently that we
realized that Ad Industries was missing the opportunity to
support a new marketplace and started manufacturing
hospitality products such as room directories, menu covers,
check presenters and door hangers.
In the infancy
of our business many jobs had one color decoration, but as
time evolved our customers became more sophisticated. As the
times changed we in turn had to adapt to the needs of our
customers and started doing multiple colors to 4 color process
on vinyl and other substrates. We expanded our imprinting to
include foil stamping, embossing, debossing and appliqué
has enhanced our product line by adding digital printing
capabilities to our line of overlay, embedment and litho sheet
binders. We now offer this printing service to our customers.
In 1998 Ad
Industries modernized its graphic department with state of the
art equipment allowing our customers the opportunity to E-mail
their graphics to us. Currently, we will be adding "Proof
On-Line" to our list of capabilities.
has made a commitment to our customers. This commitment is to
remain competitive and to provide the service that our
customers demand, by meeting their delivery schedules with a
product that exceeds their expectations. We have honored this
commitment by hiring dedicated and professional employees.
These people realize that they make the difference. We also
know how important it is to keep up with technology and how
this can affect our ability to be competitive, so Ad
Industries has added sophisticated robotic equipment to our
sealing, case making, cutting, screening and vacuum forming
departments in order to keep up with the demands of our valued
Industries was honored by the binding industries of America,
which bestowed upon us two years in a row the coveted
"Best Of Show" award. We received these awards for
our creativity within our industry.
We at Ad Industries wish to thank our customers for their
continued support and on behalf of our entire staff, wish to