The video and written member testimonials below will give you a feel for our members experiences with the group.
One Of The Best Decisions They’ve Ever Made
“Keystone is one of the original folding carton members to join the GAA. It is one of the best purchasing decisions we have made.
Every year we reap more savings due to our membership in GAA. In addition, each year additional areas of cost are addressed to expand the savings into other areas.”
Jim Rutt, President, Keystone Paper & Box Company, Inc.
Access To National Account Pricing
With a growing member base, GAA is now the largest printer and packaging group in the country representing over $2 Billion in annual revenue among its members. In fact, for many vendors GAA is among the top 5 largest national accounts and is currently the third largest national account for Fuji.
At the end of the day, the group size and revenue means GAA has the negotiation power of a company 135 times the average member’s size. Such pooled purchasing power enables both our members and vendors to negotiate on a much higher level.
“We have found that participation in the GAA buying collaborative has both saved our company significant money and significant time in price and service negotiations with vendors. Membership has also given us access at national account levels for several vendors, a fact that has also helped us resolve occasional service issues. The GAA not only gives us cost savings on the standard supplies purchased by most printers, but has provided us with potential savings in areas we would never have had the time to investigate. And, while the GAA has contracts with many national and quality vendors, there is no absolute requirement to use any particular vendor, which means we are free to run our businesses as we like. So, potentially large savings and good service with no pressure—what’s not to like? Membership is a very profitable deal for FCP.”
George Sharr, President, Flower City Printing