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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 »

Technicote E-News – Volume 4, Issue 2

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Customer Service Holiday Schedule


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 working normal business hours with the exception of the below closures:

  • Christmas Holiday
  • Monday, December 26th – Closed
  • New Year’s Holiday
  • Monday, January 2nd – Closed

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

Technicote Exhibiting at the 2012 Unified Wine & Grape Symposium


For the 15th consecutive year, Technicote will be exhibiting at the Unified Wine & Grape Symposium, January 25-26, 2012.

Built with the joint input of growers, vintners and allied industry members, the United Wine & Grape Symposium is held annually in Sacramento, California and is the largest event of its kind in the western hemisphere. Last year’s record-breaking attendance was over 12,000.

Technicote will exhibit our capabilities and provide samples of current products, including our new digital wine label offering, at booth # 1418. If attending, please stop by and visit us!

To learn more about Technicote’s Wine Label products, please contact your Technicote Sales Representative.

Technicote Launches Two-Sided Direct Thermal Labels


Technicote offers two-sided direct thermal printed pressure sensitive label stock utilizing NCR’s 2ST™ technology. The direct thermal material is coated on both sides providing good environmental resistance and high bar code scan rates. A hotmelt rubber adhesive is used for high initial tack and excellent ultimate adhesive to corrugated and plastics.

Two-Sided Direct Thermal Labels deliver increased operational efficiencies as it gets rid of separate label and document printing processes, lowering your overall consumables expense and delivering 100% shipping label and packing slip match.

This unique product is stocked for quick delivery out of the Miamisburg, OH manufacturing location with our TP2ST adhesive and TC Direct-Thermal release liner (Item # 7317551), available in 52″ Web Width with an order minimum of 5,000′. Additional 2ST constructions are available as a custom coat product and may be requested, along with samples, pricing and lead times, by contacting your local Technicote Sales Representative or by calling 800-358-4446 for more information.

New Crystal Clear Polypropylene Offers Improved Service Levels to Converters


In an effort to continue improving our product selection and supply chain management, Technicote has sourced and qualified a replacement grade polypropylene film. This new film, 2 mil Crystal Clear Polypropylene, is sourced domestically, which we are pleased to say will dramatically improve service levels on this product. The transition to this new film will take place beginning January 1, 2012 as existing inventory of our current film, 2 mil Ultra Clear Polypropylene, is depleted. The change will affect all product constructions and web widths produced at all Technicote manufacturing plants.

The replacement film is comparable in both appearance and functionality to Technicote’s Ultra Clear Polypropylene. If you would like to receive sample material for testing purposes, please contact your Technicote sales representative to make these arrangements. Although pricing for the new film will be consistent with our current product, the item numbers and product description will change to reflect 2 mil Crystal Clear Polypropylene film.

We appreciate your understanding during this transition period and apologize for any inconvenience this may have caused you. Your business is important to us, as we strive to provide the high quality service and products you expect and deserve. If you have any questions or concerns regarding this new product change, please contact your Technicote Sales Representative.

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 »

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Technicote E-News – Volume 3, Issue 2

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Labelexpo Americas 2010 Show Recap


Technicote booth # 1547 enjoyed a steady flow of traffic during LabelExpo Americas 2010, where we featured our new IRC Film Base, Membership Card and several new low cost polypropylene film label products. Buyers were excited about the sales opportunity these new products will create in their local markets. International buyer traffic was extremely strong this year with great interest from our Mexico and Central American business partners to source more business through U.S. roll label suppliers. Looking forward to the 2012 show in Chicago!

Technicote Celebrates National Customer Service Week


Under the leadership of Customer Service Manager, Debbie Stillings, Technicote participated in National Customer Service Week, a five day event celebrated annually during the first full week of October. The International Customer Service Organization (ICSA) launched National Customer Service Week in 1984 as a means of recognizing the value that service professionals provide to their companies.

Each day was filled with enjoyable activities, delicious food and beverages, exciting games, prizes and lots of fun from the entire company.

Technicote’s spectacular Customer Service Team represents over 29 years of combined experience in the Pressure Sensitive Adhesive Roll Label industry. “Technicote understands the needs of its customers and recognizes the importance of tight deadlines, custom slit width requirements, competitive pricing, and in-house lab testing for material identifications,” says Customer Service Manager, Debbie Stillings. “We are able to satisfy a growing number of demands set forth in the PSA industry today, and are very happy to serve our customers. One thing that we all enjoy about the job,” adds Ms. Stillings, “is the fact that we have great customers and each day is a different challenge.”

Dirk DeSanzo Scholarship Fund Continues to Benefit Children of Technicote Employees


Technicote’s late founder and first president, Dirk Desanzo was a man who valued lifelong learning, in both himself and his employees. Throughout his life, he encouraged people to learn, to grow personally and use the knowledge and hard work that they invested to build a great company which is the legacy that all Technicote employees share with Dirk.

In August, 2006, a scholarship fund was established in Dirk’s name to benefit the children of Technicote employees. Since this time, Technicote has named four awardees of the Dirk Desanzo Scholarship Fund, with the most recent award presented in July, 2010.

The Dirk J. Desanzo Scholarship Fund provides for a generous annual tuition award payable upon freshman enrollment in college and will repeat for three successive years if the recipient achieves a mandated level of performance as verified by the college they attend.

The fund has been established with the AKRON COMMUNITY FOUNDATION (ACF) as the administrator. The ACF is responsible for investing, evaluating and selecting successful applicants as well as monitoring and administering the scholarships.

Technicote 2010 Customer Service Holiday Hours


In observance of seasonal holidays, Technicote will be following the below Customer Service schedule:

  • Thursday, November 25th – Closed
  • Friday, November 26th – Closed
  • Friday, December 24th – Closed
  • Friday, December 31st – Closed

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 »