N E W S R E L E A S E CONTACT: Harry Herget
Jonesboro Company Featured in New Smithsonian Exhibit
(JONESBORO, AR); Trinamic Corporation, owners of AutoMail, LLC and Document Output Center, LLC, has been added to the Smithsonian’s National Postal Museum’s new Virtual Exhibition, “America’s Mailing Industry,” which tells the story of the partnership between the U.S. Postal Service and private industry.
The partnership is a critical part of the American economy having a total economic value exceeding $1 Trillion and employing almost 8 million people. This new virtual exhibit features key businesses that communicate with customers and constituents through the U.S. Mail on a large scale; from direct marketers, to publishers, to nonprofits, to public entities as well as all the businesses that help prepare mail, such as ad agencies, print shops, software vendors and transportation.
AutoMail®, LLC, is the developer of AutoMail® mailing software considered the pioneering solution that changed forever the way community banks throughout America process their mail.
AutoMail®’s story began in 1993 when partners Harry Herget and Steve Smith, became involved with a new technology for banks called “Check Imaging.” At that time, banks were clearing about 70 billion paper checks a year through the payment system and check imaging offered the advantage of eliminating the paper items and replacing them with digital copies considered acceptable proof of payment by the IRS, the Federal Reserve and the Uniform Commercial Code; moreover, they could be exchanged electronically. Using electronic data instead of physical items, the time it took to clear a check through the payment system went from an average of four days to just hours.
In 1994, Smith and Herget were invited by the USPS to become Certified Business Partners. They were former senior bank officers who had started separate businesses; Smith founded and managed a mail fulfillment business and Herget founded a full service marketing company.
Banks were their core customers.
As newly certified USPS business partners their stated mission was to advocate for manifest mailing and to help their large mailing clients present their mail in postal pre-sort order. A central part of their advocacy was to develop a proprietary software solution that would be affordable and accomplish their mission. Using their solution, AutoMail®, the USPS would reward mailers with 23% lower postage rates resulting from “work share” discounts. Since its inception, AutoMail® has saved America’s banks over $500,000,000 in postage, with another $500,000,000 savings in labor, equipment and consumable costs.
AutoMail®, LLC, has 1400 banks running their mail automation/Mixed-Weight Manifesting solution. Banks in all fifty states including Guam use AutoMail® when processing their monthly DDA statements as well as their daily and periodic notices; more banks use their solution than any other. In 2010, Trinamic Corporation opened DOC, LLC, Document Output Center, to offer outsource Print2Mail services to banks and other transaction businesses such as utilities, insurance companies and medical billers. In its first six full years of business, DOC has grown at an average annual rate of 146% and, today, processes more than 18,000,000 items a year. It has production facilities in Jonesboro and St. Louis.
In 2016, Trinamic, through its subsidiary, AutoMail®, LLC, offers a full suite of workflow and manifesting solutions to all verticals including utilities, insurance companies, medical billers, cable companies and the like. It offers both print2mail and electronic delivery capabilities creating what is called “The Inevitable Mailroom”, optimizing savings in both print and electronic delivery channels.
Trinamic Corporation was founded in 1999 and is located in Jonesboro’s Fiber Park at 3401 One Place. Its software division, AutoMail®, LLC, is the developer of AutoMail®, the pioneering software solution for America’s community banks process and the nation’s leading manifesting solution. Their Document Outsource Center, DOC, composes and delivers millions of documents annually via electronic and US Post Office channels. DOC operates entirely on AutoMail®, LLC, developed solutions. For more information reference their websites, www.goautomail.com and www.docoutput.com or follow them on Twitter @goautomail and Facebook.