General Binding Corporation



General Binding Corporation (GBC) is an American office supplies manufacturer which makes equipment and supplies for binding, lamination, and other presentation products. The company is part of
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Company history

GBC was founded in 1947 by William N. Lane II and Edgar Uihlein when they purchased a small trade bindery in Chicago, Illinois. In 2005, Fortune Brands, Inc. spun off its ACCO World Corporation office products unit to be merged with General Binding Corporation (GBC); the merged company was named ACCO Brands Corporation. In 2009, Cosmo Films acquired GBC Commercial Print Finishing, the thermal lamination division of ACCO Brands.



External links

Official website
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