Samsill Named Finalist for North American Office Products Award

Apr 14, 2011 – Fort Worth, TX – Samsill Corporation, one of the world’s largest independently owned manufacturers of ring binders, sheet protectors, business accessories and laptop cases, has been named a finalist for the Second Annual North American Office Products Awards in the Best Products – Core Office Products category. Forty judges reviewed over 300 entries, but only 23 companies were selected as finalists in 7 categories. Samsill made the shortlist with its revolutionary new Speedy Spine binder.

The Speedy Spine binder includes a Patent Pending spine channel for the fastest and easiest spine label insertion. Testing has shown Speedy Spine to be five times faster than traditional view binders.

The awards are organized by Office Products International (OPI) and hosted by S.P. Richards, which honor manufacturers leading the way for innovations in new product development. Winners will be announced on June 27 at a special gala dinner during the annual S.P. Richards Advantage Business Conference.

“We are honored to be recognized for developing innovative products that make life better for our customers, “said James Bankes, Samsill President. “By being named a finalist, Samsill has demonstrated excellence in new product development that is making an impact in the industry.”

About Samsill
Samsill Corporation is one of the world’s largest privately held manufacturers of ring binders, sheet protectors, business accessories and laptop cases. With corporate headquarters in Fort Worth, Texas and manufacturing facilities in Texas, Mexico and China, Samsill has grown over the past 58 years from a small family business to an employee-owned international corporation serving the school, home and office markets. For more information about Samsill and its full line of products visit

About OPI
As the leading magazine for the international industry, OPI brings a wealth of experience, industry knowledge and strong relationships, with the U.S. dealer community and the vendors represented at the show. OPI has a strong tradition of launching office supplies award evenings. OPI has hosted the European Office Products awards ceremony in Frankfurt for eight years, and the Chinese OP awards in Shanghai for the last three years. OPI is also the exclusive partner/awards coordinator to SOPX, the UK’s national office products trade show.

About S.P. Richards
S.P. Richards Company, headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia is one of the oldest organizations to grace the North American office supplies industry. Founded in 1848, now a wholly-owned subsidiary of Genuine Parts Company (GPC:NYSE), is one of North America’s leading business products wholesalers, distributing over 50,000 business products to thousands of resellers through a network of 44 distribution centers.