Case Study: Advantage Book Binding

Industry: Manufacturing & Industrial

Founded by Binding Industries Association (BIA) Hall of Famer Jerry Nocar in 1985 on the principle, “We do a quality book on time,” Advantage Book Binding has been an industry leading trade bindery for over 30 years.

While the book binding world has evolved and become both greener and more technology-focused, Advantage Book Binding has continued to evolve with the industry, providing everything from large runs of law books to specialized limited edition art books, from trade manuals to New York Times bestselling hardback and paperback books and more.

Under the leadership of current president Christopher Webbert, Advantage Book Binding has doubled in size, running two full shifts of highly skilled employees to meet customer needs and deadlines.

They have kept the company’s core philosophies while expanding industry limits for trade binderies. One area of growth has been The Book Boutique, a division that focuses on book art design, self-published books and custom books. This, in turn, led to the formation of a new department that focuses on book and Bible repair and restoration. These expanded offerings are essential in order to remain competitive in an industry that continues to experience rapid change in areas ranging from e-readers to new book styles and the demand for shorter runs and more customized solutions.

In this context, it is essential that Advantage Book Binding work with a CPA firm that understands their needs and is able to support them proactively. Key priorities for Advantage include being prepared to review monthly financial statements, proactively maintaining financial stability to respond to new opportunities, and making sure that all eligible tax benefits and tax credits are being pursued.

According to Christine Webbert, Vice President, the team at Advantage has worked with Ron Trozzi, CPA for more than twenty years and has consistently received high-quality, high-touch support from Ron as the company has grown and evolved. When Ron joined the team at BradyRenner, Advantage Book Binding became a BradyRenner client and has continued to receive outstanding support for their business accounting needs.