Boston-based Arthur Blank & Company announced former owners and long-time executives Stuart and Eric Blank would be transitioning from their respective roles of president and executive vice president to join the corporate team of parent company American Banknote (ABnote), where they will focus on strategic planning and corporate development. As a result, the following organizational changes were made: Keith Goldstein was promoted to the position of president and chief operating officer of Arthur Blank. Goldstein has been with the company for more than 10 years, has broad management experience and is also a licensed CPA. Goldstein has held a variety of leadership positions within
Boston-based Arthur Blank & Co. announced it is introducing the AB HybridCard into its GreenLine suite of environmentally friendly products. An industry first, the AB HybridCard is part recycled and part virgin PVC. The .03" thick material is comprised of a recycled plastic core sandwiched between two layers of traditional bright white PVC resulting in a 50 percent recycled plastic and 50 percent traditional PVC product. The outer layers of traditional PVC provide an excellent printing surface while the recycled core provides all the environmental benefits associated with recycled material including helping to reduce energy consumption and reducing the amount of PVC entering landfills.
Boston-based Arthur Blank & Co. announced it is introducing the AB BiodegradableCard into its GreenLine suite of environmentally friendly products. The AB BiodegradableCard is a made from a biodegradable and compostable material, with a similar look and feel to traditional plastic. The new material is industrial compostable according to ASTM International standards and meets the D6400 standard for compostable plastics. The material composts in a period of 180 days or less and breaks down into water, biomass and carbon dioxide when discarded in a professionally managed industrial composting facility. While not yet available in all areas, industrial composting facilities are expected to become more
American Banknote Corporation, Fort Lee, N.J., parent company of ABnote Group, recently announced it has acquired Boston-based Arthur Blank & Company for an undisclosed amount of cash and stock. The transaction will result in combined sales of more than 2 billion cards. The acquisition nearly doubles ABnote’s U.S. operations, and provides the worldwide ABnote Group access to Arthur Blank’s capabilities, high-volume capacity and intellectual property, along with the ability to offer new products throughout the six continents that it serves. Arthur Blank’s Stuart and Eric Blank will assume responsibility for ABnote’s entire North American plastic card operations, including the ongoing management of
Arthur Blank & Co., Boston, was the recent recipient of the 2007 Boston Green Business Award for its CornCard USA product, the industry’s first non-PVC, corn-based card, as well as for its AB RecycledCard, a new recycled PVC card. The award was presented to the company by Boston Mayor Thomas Menino. Each year, the award is given to a company that “produces or distributes a green product.” During the award ceremony, Mayor Menino, said: “Arthur Blank and its 240 employees have been part of our business community for two generations, and they’re to be congratulated for their earth-friendly products that help to protect our
Arthur Blank & Co., Boston, recently introduced the MirrorCard, a product with a high-gloss, metallized finish that creates a high-tech glamorous look for credit cards. According to company personnel, the MirrorCard is ideal for membership, loyalty, hotel key cards, casino players’ cards, gift cards and direct mail programs. It can also be used for signs and point-of-purchase displays. The MirrorCard is available in all of Arthur Blank’s standard products. For more information, call (800) 776-7333 or visit www.arthurblank.com.