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I received an email today that contained the announcement that STS Filing Products is purchasing Star Filing.  My company Efficiency Solutions currently uses STS Filing Products as one of our manufactures of file folders that we sell to our customers.

We are excited that STS will now be a great resource for expansion filing pockets.  Efficiency Solutions is always looking for ways to improve our filing system product selection for our customers.

Here is the text of the email:

“Greetings!

Star Filing and STS Filing Products are excited to announce the approval of sale by the United States Bankruptcy Court. On November 21, 2011, the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Northern District of Georgia approved the sale of substantially all of the assets of Star Acquisitions, LLC to STS Filing Products, Inc. STS is an industry leader in processed paper products for hospital, medical clinic, court system, insurance and governmental market use, and looks forward to stabilizing and enhancing current business operations.  Star Filing and STS are working with deliberate speed to close this transaction by December 15, 2011.

Star Filing will remain operational during the closing process and our contact information will remain the same. We are excited to partner with STS Filing Products to enhance our operations and product offerings. We would like to take this opportunity to ask for your quotations and orders in anticipation of returning to the service levels for which we were renowned. Please contact us with any questions. Thank you for your support during this difficult time. We value our relationship with you and appreciate your business.

Sincerely,

Ken Franchini

Vice President Sales

Star Filing”

Visit Efficiency Solutions for a great source of filing system products.

manila folder When purchasing manila folders for your filing system a number of decisions must be made depending on how you intend to use these folders.  This article addresses the weight of the folder.

Definition of Weight:

The weight indicates the thickness of the paper used to construct the folder.  Manila folder weight is depicted in “points”. The higher the point the thicker the paper.

Available Points:

9 point folder- Used in very inexpensive folders that will not experience a lot of handling.  Top tab folders used in home filing systems are often 9 point.

11 point folder- This is the most common weight used for business and health care filing systems when the records undergo an average amount of use.  To increase the folder’s durability side and top tab reinforcement is available.  With reinforcement the stress points are actually 22 point.  If the entire folder was 22 point additional filing inches would be needed to accommodate the thicker folders.

14/15 point folder- Used for very active records and/or they contain a large amount of content.  These folders may also be reinforced along the side or top tab to further increase the durability.  Two disadvantages of a heavier weight folder is the cost and the fact that they use up more shelf space.

18 point folder- These folders often have an expansion gusset or inner dividers installed.  Although gussets and dividers can be installed in 14/15 point folders they are not as strong and durable.  This folder is great when the record is heavily used and sections need to be accessed quickly.  Reinforcement is not used on the top/side tab of 18 point manila. Of course, these folders take up more shelf space than lighter weight folders.

Idea! Mylar reinforcement is an economical way to reinforce stress points on any of the folders above.

Now you have the information to decide which point folder will work best for your application.

Need Folders?  Go to Efficiency Solutions.

Let me know of any ideas you have to increase durability of a manila folder.

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Paper filing system information online is scarce in todays digital world. Because of my years of experience working with paper filing systems I thought it would be helpful to create a forum designed to provide paper filing system information along with a venue to vent.

Categories of filing system help are listed on the right.

 

My website  is a great place to purchase filing system related products.

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