Lenexa, KS – W+D North America the leading provider of vote by mail ballot inserting technology announces the sale of (11) eleven BB700 S2 high speed inserters for vote-by-mail solutions to Runbeck Election Services of Phoenix, AZ. According to Jeff Ellington, President of Runbeck, “Our current fleet of BB700 inserters had already enabled us to help numerous states with their expansions into comprehensive vote-by-mail processing. The BB700’s open architecture allows us to adapt to the varied workflow requirements of states and counties throughout the U.S. while maintaining 100% integrity throughout the process. Its ability to easily process a wide range of substrates gives us the flexibility to accommodate the most stringent requirements throughout the country.”

With this new expansion, which includes other important infrastructure additions to Runbeck Election Services’ capacity, the company says it is poised to become the largest vote-by-mail processor in the U.S.

“We are proud and excited to take on such an important responsibility during the upcoming elections,” added Ellington. “Furthermore, the level of personalized service and support we have received from W+D has been a key factor in our continuing relationship with them for election services solutions. Their machines’ reliability, where our first machine is still running 24 hours a day after 8 years, made it an easy long-term decision.”

Bob Pitel, senior account manager for W+D North America, notes “it has been an exciting challenge as our ballot inserting equipment has technically evolved to handle, from both a hardware and software perspective, the integrity requirements demanded by the vote-by-mail market. Arguably, vote by mail is one of the fastest growing segments our industry has seen in decades and Runbeck has been a great partner as they continue to preserve such an important American right”

For more information on W+D ballot inserters contact inserting@wdnorthamerica.com

About Runbeck Election Services

Since 1972, Runbeck Election Services has preserved the integrity of the American democratic process by partnering with cities, counties and states to provide a trusted election experience. They have developed cutting-edge equipment, software and print and mail solutions that are accurate, efficient and secure. Headquartered in Phoenix, Arizona, Runbeck Election Services leverages their five decades of experience to successfully innovate the election process for partners in over 20 states and more than one third of voters nationwide. As America’s Election Partner, Runbeck Election Services is dedicated to defending democracy through innovation, integrity, teamwork and excellence. More information is available at www.runbeck.net


Winkler+Dünnebier GmbH (W+D) offers a wide range of highly efficient, integrated system solutions for the mail and postal industry, as well as for the tissue and hygiene industry. With more than 100 years of industry-shaping innovations, W+D has core competence in the converting and processing of thin and in-homogeneous materials—such as paper, tissue and nonwovens—at high speeds and tight tolerances. With our innovative and tailor-made system solutions and services, W+D focuses on the entire internal value chain for their customers. Part of the Barry-Wehmiller family, W+D has production and distribution sites in Germany, Malaysia and the United States, with sales and service support around the world. For more information, go to www.wdnorthamerica.com


Barry-Wehmiller is a diversified global supplier of engineering consulting and manufacturing technology for the packaging, corrugating, sheeting and paper converting industries. By blending people-centric leadership with disciplined operational strategies and purpose-driven growth, Barry-Wehmiller has become a $2 billion organization with 11,000-plus team members united by a common belief: to use the power of business to build a better world. To see how, go to barry-wehmiller.com.