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November 2013

Technicote E-News – Volume 6, Issue 1

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Technicote President, Doug O’ Connell, Announces His Retirement


Doug O’Connell announced his intention to retire effective March 31, 2014 after nearly 6 years of dedicated service to the company.

Doug was hired as Technicote’s General Manager in December, 2007, and was later promoted to President in April, 2011. We appreciate the leadership he has provided, especially through the challenging times over the last couple of years.

Doug and his wife, Lynne, plan to move back to Pennsylvania in mid-2014 to be closer to his family and are looking forward to spending more time traveling and involvement in church activities.

The Board of Directors has initiated a search for a new President.
Please join us in wishing Doug all the best in his retirement.

Technicote Expands Holographic Polyester Offering with New Seamless Pattern


As the holidays quickly approach us, so does the glamour. Shopping aisles at retail outlets are jam packed with products dressed up in festive fashion to include labels and packaging that scream, “Celebrate”! Bright, shiny, and sparkly wrapped items light up the shelves as thousands of brands fight for the attention of billions of consumers through their marketing efforts. The boring, tiresome look of the “off-season” is now gone and has been replaced with a renewed presence of flash and flare.

There are only a few substrates on the market capable of transforming the drab look of a packaged product into a captivating work of art useful reference. One way of accomplishing this goal is through the use of holographic label materials.

Technicote offers a dynamic collection of pressure sensitive holographic polyester label products in a variety of spectacular patterns. Available in a 2 mil caliper thickness, our most popular patterns include the Rainbow, Sparkles, and Stardust designs, all which are available with your choice of adhesive and liner combination in 10 days or less!

The most recent addition to our holographic product line is our Seamless Rainbow pattern, which is true to its name. Comparable to the familiar Rainbow pattern of our industry, the new Seamless Rainbow product is completely seam-free! This dollar saving feature is a dream for label converters who regularly lose valuable production time and excess label scrap due to a visible seam which repeats through the entire roll of stock.

Our new 2 mil Seamless Rainbow Holographic Polyester available in stock with our TS523 adhesive and 50# SCK liner in a 30″ master web. All other all adhesive/liner combinations can coat and ship in 5-7 business days.

Samples and pricing are immediately available. Please contact your Technicote sales representative for more information.

Corona, California Plant Wins President’s Award for Safety


Doug O’Connell announced Technicote’s Corona, CA manufacturing plant as the recipient of the President’s Award for outstanding achievement. Please join us in congratulating our Corona, CA plant on successfully completing two years of production without a recordable injury.

This milestone was a team effort made possible because the Corona plant staff embraced and put into practice the following set of safety values and beliefs:

  • All injuries are preventable
  • Everyone is accountable for safety
  • Working safely is a condition of employment
  • Training to work safely is essential
  • Working safely is a good business practice

According to Plant Manager, George Parker, “This achievement was made possible by the commitment of each team member toward working safely each and every day, taking personal responsibility for their own safety, believing that all injuries are preventable, and understanding that safety is a good business practice.”

George and his team have gone above and beyond what is required by OSHA and he realizes that, “It really boils down to caring about our employees, caring about our company, and caring about our customers.”

Again, congratulations to George and his staff in Corona, CA for a job well done.

Technicote Welcomes New Employees


Nick Daumann has joined our team as the new Pricing Administration Manager.

Nick is a Beavercreek, Ohio native and a 2012 graduate of Wright State University with a B.A. in Communications. Nick’s prior professional experience includes serving in Marketing and Public Relations roles for sports entities in the Dayton and Greater Cincinnati areas along with holding multiple Marketing internships throughout his college career. Most recently, he was the Director of Marketing for a CBS Sports Radio affiliate in Cincinnati.

Nick’s new role includes customer product pricing, submitting production roll sample requests, and assisting on various marketing projects.

In his free time, Nick enjoys fishing, camping, and hiking as well as rooting on the Reds and Bengals.

Gary Evenson has accepted a new role to be the Sales Rep for our Sil Tech division.

Gary has twenty years of experience in selling release liner and has previously worked for Rayven Inc. for seven years and thirteen years for Douglas-Hanson (now Loparex). He also has in-depth experience in selling UV cured release liners.

Gary earned a B.A. in Business Administration from Mount Senario College in Ladysmith, Wisconsin and currently lives in Baldwin, Wisconsin with three daughters, ages 18, 16, and 13.

Mike Clemons has returned to Technicote as our Production Planning Supervisor in Miamisburg.

In this role, he and the Materials Management Team will work with the Plant Managers to optimize operating performance and focus on market responsiveness.

Mike had previously worked at Technicote for almost twenty years. Mike started as a Lab Technician in Miamisburg and after five years, worked his way up to the Plant Manager’s position for the Corona, California plant. Given this experience, Mike has a great amount of familiarity with our business and processes. In the years since he left Technicote, Mike has worked in quality, planning, and technical capacities. Most recently, he was the Production Planner/Technical Manager for Hooven Dayton where he was responsible for scheduling 15 presses at two manufacturing locations.

Please join us in welcoming all three new members of the Technicote team aboard!

Technicote Introduces New 2.6 mil Thermal Transfer Polypropylene


Technicote is pleased to announce the introduction of a new and thinner Thermal Transfer product. The 2.6 mil Thermal Transfer Polypropylene film has been chosen to replace Technicote’s existing 2.8 mil and 3.0 mil Thermal Transfer printable product offerings.

Recommended for applications where chemical or water resistance is required, this matte white film can be used in countless industries. Typically associated with barcode labels, end uses also include but are not limited to: Retail apparel labels, consumer durables, office products, logistics and supply chain purposes, pharmaceutical bottles, and many more.

This product also features excellent print resolution and abrasion resistance that is weather resistant for up to a year.

Sheet or roll samples of Technicote’s new 2.6 mil Thermal Transfer BOPP product are available by contacting your local sales representative, or by calling our Customer Service Department direct at 800-358-4448.

Season’s Greetings to Our Valued Customers


With the holidays and family celebrations fast approaching, Technicote would like to take this time to wish you and your families a happy holiday season and make you aware of our upcoming holiday hours.

If you have any questions about our hours or your order please call your Technicote customer service representative at 800-358-4448.

We will be operating under normal business hours with the exception of the below closures:

  • Thanksgiving Holiday
  • Thursday, November 28th – Closed
  • Friday, November 29th – Closed
  • Christmas Holiday
  • Tuesday, December 24th – Closed
  • Wednesday, December 25th – Closed
  • New Year’s Holiday
  • Tuesday, December 31st – Closed at 12:00 PM
  • Wednesday, January 1st – Closed

We wish you all a very joyous and safe holiday season.

Save $$$ by shopping Technicote Surplus Products


Help us clean out our warehouse, and be rewarded with attractive pricing below market value! Technicote’s list of surplus inventory is a great place to find incredible deals on first-run, high quality label products. All Surplus items are covered under Technicote’s standard warranty for quality and workmanship. Our list of Surplus inventory is always changing, so please check our website often for available products. We currently have Surplus slit rolls located in our Corona, CA, Miamisburg, OH, Terre Haute, IN, Burlington, NJ, Cuyahoga Falls, OH and Atlanta, GA warehouses. All Surplus items are first-come, first serve. Check it out before it’s too late! List »