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Technicote Expands Digital Product Line to Include Ink Jet Offering

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Technicote is pleased to introduce the addition of SIX NEW PRODUCTS to its Techni-Jet line of pressure sensitive label materials to support the quickly growing digital label market. The Techni-Jet product line consists of premium label materials for print-on-demand digital print technologies, featuring both paper and film constructions each compatible with one or more types of digital printing such as toner-based laser, UV ink jet and aqueous ink jet. These products are ideal for short to medium sized print runs, and can be used in variety of markets including health and beauty, food and beverage, and wine label, among others. The below new products are intended for use with aqueous ink jet label printers, and are stocked for quick turnaround More about the author. Minimum order quantities are as little as 1 master x 1668’.

  • 60# Matte White Ink Jet/AT150/40# SCK – 60” master
  • 65# Premium Matte White Ink Jet/AT150/40# SCK – 60” master
  • 65# Technigloss Ink Jet/AT150/40# SCK – 60” master
  • 2.5 mil Matte White Digital Ink Jet Polypropylene/AT150/40# SCK – 30” master
  • 2.5 mil Matte Clear Digital Ink Jet Polyester/TP170/3.4 LF – 27” master
  • 4 mil Matte White Digital Ink Jet Vinyl/TP170/3.4 LF – 27” master

Custom Coat service is also available on a wide variety of adhesive and liner combinations not shown.
Techni-Jet ink jet products are available from Technicote’s Cuyahoga Falls, OH manufacturing location. Contact your Technicote sales representative for current pricing and lead times.

Technicote Appoints Mark D. Quinlan to President

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Technicote, Inc. announced the appointment of Mark D. Quinlan to the position of President. In this position, Mark will be responsible for establishing the company’s goals and objectives through strategic planning and leadership to promote profitability and growth within the organization. Mark will oversee all executives and their respective departments to insure individualized goals are met while maintaining Technicote’s position as a leading supplier of pressure sensitive roll label materials.

“The Board of Directors looks forward to Mark bringing a high level of energy, expertise and experience to the company,” said Mr. George Corbett, Chairman of Technicote. “I am confident his solid background and industry experience will allow him to make a significant impact on Technicote’s success over the next several years”.

With over 30 years of related industry experience, Mark spent the last five years of his career serving as President, Americas of Esko Graphics, Inc., Miamisburg, OH, where he had been responsible for driving the growth in revenue and profitability for the North America business. Previously, he spent 26 years with NCR Corporation, Dayton, OH, in a variety of executive level positions including Marketing, Sales, Business Development and General Management, with both domestic and international responsibilities.

Mark earned a Bachelor of Science degree in business from Wright State University in Dayton, Ohio with a double major in Marketing and International business.

Technicote E-News – Volume 5, Issue 4

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Technicote Celebrates Grand Re-Opening with Open House Event


Technicote celebrated its grand re-opening on April 20th with an Open House event at the company’s newly renovated manufacturing plant in northeastern Ohio.

Customers and Technicote employees joined together at 70 Marc Drive in Cuyahoga Falls, OH to attend a plant tour and lunch reception at the new building site, where just 16 months earlier, a devastating fire had taken place, destroying the original structure and nearly everything in it.

In addition to being 20% larger than the original structure, its open floor plan and 24’ ceilings provide greater operational efficiency and supports future expansion of the business.

Doug O’Connell, President, welcomed the guests, and Ralph Adkins, Director of Sales and Marketing, presented a slide show documenting the history of Technicote, which was originally founded in 1980 on this site. The presentation continued with highlights of the company’s manufacturing capabilities, product offerings and service programs before concluding with a plant tour, led by Dave Bolanz (Plant Manager) and Dave Eckelbecker (Slitting Supervisor).

Following the tour, the guests enjoyed a lunch reception with members of Technicote’s corporate management team, plant employees, and shareholders.

Technicote Honors Veteran Employees for 30 Years of Service


Tom Blosser (pictured below) and Don Kopp were honored last week for 30 years of dedicated employment with Technicote.

Tom Blosser (left) accepts his 30 year anniversary plaque.
Others pictured: Joe Roth (Dir. of Technical & Quality)
and Doug O’Connell (President)

Tom began his career with Technicote as a senior manager of our Technical Services Department, and the first employee in our Miamisburg, OH plant. He continues in this very important role (Director of Technical Services) today.

As a member of Technicote’s Leadership Team, Tom’s knowledge and expertise in the label industry have been invaluable throughout his tenure with the company.

Tom works out of Technicote’s corporate headquarters in Miamisburg, OH.

Don has spent the last 30 years filling multiple positions within the company. Starting in the plant as a Shipper/Packer, he advanced to Silicone Coater Operator after various stints as Coater Helper, Slitter Operator, and Maintenance Worker. Since then, Don has also been very active in Technicote’s Westfield division, where he operated the equipment to produce Strata® brand sheeted products.

Don continues to be an important part of the team in our newly reopened Cuyahoga Falls, OH facility.

Steve Prim Joins Technicote Sales Team


Sales / Marketing

Steve Prim

Technicote is pleased to announce the promotion of Steve Prim to the position of Territory Manager. In his new role, Steve will be responsible for sales representation of Technicote pressure sensitive roll label products in southern Ohio, Indiana, Kentucky, Tennessee, and West Virginia.

Steve brings over 12 years of experience with Technicote to this position, where he held previous roles including Inside Sales Manager and Buyer/Planner. He has most recently been responsible for managing Technicote’s Canadian sales territory.

Please join us in congratulating Steve for this well deserved promotion.

Technicote Welcomes New Employees


Technical Services

Scott Lucia

Conrad Heimberg

Technicote welcomes two new members to its Technical Services team.

Scott Lucia has joined our Technical Team in his position as Technical Specialist.

Scott has a background in offset printing with 12 years of commercial printing experience, and 12 years of print testing experience in a laboratory environment, working for Champion International, International Paper and NewPage paper companies as well as customer service experience resolving printing and paper related complaints.

Scott will provide on-site technical support in solving quality issues, as well as conduct and observe material trials and qualifications. Scott also plays an active role in Technicote’s ISO audit and documentation process and assists with complaint administration.

Conrad Heimberg has been hired as Quality Analyst.

Prior to joining Technicote, Conrad spent 14 years working for Loparex as R&D Pilot lab technician, customer service associate and quality assurance team leader.

Conrad will be responsible for complaint administration and quality analysis of all Technicote pressure sensitive and non-pressure sensitive label products, as well as Sil Tech release liner and Westfield sheeted products. Conrad will also be supporting the Sil Tech release liner division with new product development.


Operations

Wayne Higaki

Wayne Higaki joined Technicote as Director of Operations effective May 6. Wayne’s prior experience includes a broad background in operations management. Some of his previous roles include Director of Operations for American Decal, Operations Manager at Rexam Release, and plant manager of Avery Reflective. Most recently, he was General Manager of ITW’s Coding Products group outside Traverse City, MI.

Wayne earned a Bachelor’s degree in Accounting from Cleveland State University, and an MBA in Finance (also from Cleveland State). Wayne and his wife will be relocating from Traverse City, MI to Technicote’s corporate headquarters in Miamisburg, OH.

Please join us in welcoming Wayne to Technicote.

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 Hires Wayne Higaki as Director of Operations

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Wayne Higaki joined Technicote as Director of Operations effective May 6. Wayne’s prior experience includes a broad background in operations management. Some of his previous roles include Director of Operations for American Decal, Operations Manager at Rexam Release, and plant manager of Avery Reflective. Most recently, he was General Manager of ITW’s Coding Products group outside Traverse City, MI.
Wayne earned a Bachelor’s degree in Accounting from Cleveland State University, and an MBA in Finance (also from Cleveland State). Wayne and his wife will be relocating from Traverse City, MI to Technicote’s corporate headquarters in Miamisburg, OH.

Please join us in welcoming Wayne to Technicote.

Technicote E-News – Volume 5, Issue 3

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Technicote’s Roots Remain Strong in Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio


One year after a devastating fire left a large portion of Technicote’s manufacturing plant in smoky ruins, a ribbon-cutting ceremony was held on Tuesday, January 8th to announce the grand reopening of the newly renovated pressure sensitive adhesive and silicone coating facility located at 70 Marc Drive in Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio.

The new building is 51,600 square feet; approximately 20% larger than the original structure to support additional expansion of the business including new equipment and upgrades. Operations are almost back to 100% from before the fire.

“A year ago when I was walking through the burned out shell of a building I could not have envisioned being here today celebrating the official opening of this facility,” recalled Doug O’Connell, President of Technicote. “I remember meeting with all the employees on Sunday afternoon, two days after the fire and telling them that we’d emerge from this set back stronger and better than ever. It’s very rewarding standing here today and seeing that vision being fulfilled.”

Technicote is very optimistic that with new manufacturing equipment, more efficient work flow processes, and expanded production capabilities, 2013 will be just the beginning for significant future sales growth for the company. “Our customers can look forward to our commitment to provide exceptional, specialty label and silicone coated liner products and an industry source for developing new product technology,” commented Gary Stover, Technicote’s Director of Marketing.

In closing, O’Connell thanked the multitude of people responsible for their efforts in the rebuilding project, including the local fire and police departments. “Most of all, I want to thank all of Technicote’s dedicated employees both here in Cuyahoga Falls, at Miamisburg, and at all our locations for working tirelessly to insure our success.”

Barb Lowry is hired as Sil Tech Sales Representative


Sil Tech is pleased to announce the hiring of Barb Lowry as Sales Representative.

Barb has 12 years sales and account management experience with a variety of companies including Identisys, Neopost, and most recently Pitney Bowes.

As a member of the Sil Tech Sales Team, Barb will be responsible for managing customer relationships in the Midwest region. In addition, she will be growing Sil Tech sales in new markets and new industries in her role.

Barb is a graduate of University of Akron and holds Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration/Marketing. Please join me in welcoming Barb to our team. We look forward to the contribution of her skills and knowledge in support of Sil Tech’s continued success.

Twin Rivers Paper Company Honors Technicote, Inc.

submitted by Twin Rivers Paper Company


South Portland, ME – December 13, 2012
Twin Rivers Paper Company, a leader in lightweight specialty packaging, label and publishing papers, honors Technicote, Inc. with the Twin Rivers Label Recognition. This Label Recognition honors the leadership of key customers, suppliers as well as employees who have helped to drive innovation in the industry.

“We value the strong relationship we have had with Technicote in the last two decades and admire the perseverance that they have shown in the face of challenging events. They are a true innovator in the label market,” says Jim Gehrman, President, Twin Rivers Paper Company.

“We appreciate this recognition by Twin Rivers. As one of Twin River’s first customers of release liners, we have had a long relationship that has been good for both companies. We value their outstanding technical support and service,” says Doug O’Connell, President, Technicote, Inc.

Twin Rivers is a label supplier of choice for release-liner products, as well as label-face papers and wet-strength labels. Their highly engineered label papers are engineered to meet stringent customer requirements and are optimized to perform through the rigors of the supply chain.

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’s Roots Remain Strong in Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio

By | Press Releases

One year after a devastating fire left a large portion of Technicote’s manufacturing plant in smoky ruins, a ribbon-cutting ceremony was held on Tuesday, January 8th to announce the grand reopening of the newly renovated pressure sensitive adhesive and silicone coating facility located at 70 Marc Drive in Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio.

The new building is 51,600 square feet; approximately 20% larger than the original structure to support additional expansion of the business including new equipment and upgrades. Operations are almost back to 100% from before the fire.

“A year ago when I was walking through the burned out shell of a building I could not have envisioned being here today celebrating the official opening of this facility,” recalled Doug O’Connell, President of Technicote. “I remember meeting with all the employees on Sunday afternoon, two days after the fire and telling them that we’d emerge from this set back stronger and better than ever. It’s very rewarding standing here today and seeing that vision being fulfilled.”

Technicote is very optimistic that with new manufacturing equipment, more efficient work flow processes, and expanded production capabilities, 2013 will be just the beginning for significant future sales growth for the company. “Our customers can look forward to our commitment to provide exceptional, specialty label and silicone coated liner products and an industry source for developing new product technology,” commented Gary Stover, Technicote’s Director of Marketing.

In closing, O’Connell thanked the multitude of people responsible for their efforts in the rebuilding project, including the local fire and police departments. “Most of all, I want to thank all of Technicote’s dedicated employees both here in Cuyahoga Falls, at Miamisburg, and at all our locations for working tirelessly to insure our success.”

Technicote E-News – Volume 5, Issue 2

By | E-News

Labelexpo Americas 2012


Thank you to all who visited Technicote’s booth during Labelexpo Americas 2012! The show was a great success, with a documented increase in attendance over the 2010 show. This was especially true for Technicote, whose newly updated booth maintained a steady flow of traffic during the course of the 3-day tradeshow.

Customers and vendors alike were intrigued by our featured products on display, including three new drum label products, 2.7 mil TC Label Lyte™ Polypropylene, digital top coated paper and film label products, holographic film products, and Sil Tech silicone coated release liner, among others. Visitors also stopped by to check out our updated booth design and Powerpoint presentation that documented our Cuyahoga Falls, OH manufacturing plant in various stages of reconstruction.

If you were not able to attend the show this year and would like more information about Technicote’s featured items, please contact your Technicote sales representative or Customer Service Representative at 800-358-4448. We look forward to seeing you again at Labelexpo Americas 2014!

Technicote Announces Winner of Customer Satisfaction Survey Drawing


Mike Reeder of Hi Tech Label, Frankfort, Indiana, is the winner of the 2012 Technicote Customer Satisfaction Survey drawing for a an Apple iPad.

Mike’s name was drawn from all of the Technicote customers who returned customer satisfaction surveys during September, 2012. Technicote appreciates all customer feedback and uses it to make ongoing improvements.

Our next customer satisfaction survey will take place in 2013. Thank you for your participation.

Congratulations, Mike!

Doug Henry is hired as Technicote’s Director of Materials Management


Technicote is pleased to announce the hiring of Doug Henry as Director of Materials Management.

Doug has 20 years experience in Purchasing, Inventory, and Warehouse Management with a variety of companies including Monarch Marking Systems, NCR, and most recently AK Steel.

As a member of the Leadership Team, Doug will be responsible for all Raw Material contracting, procurement, and scheduling. In addition, he will manage our Vendor Performance Measurement program, assist in the implementation of our ERP system, and work across all functions to make the best balanced decisions for the Company, Business, and Customer.

Doug is a 1992 graduate of Wilmington College and holds Bachelor of Arts degrees in Marketing and Psychology. Please join me in welcoming Doug to our team. We look forward to the contribution of his skills and knowledge in support of Technicote’s continued success.

Sil Tech Offers Low Minimums and Fast Service


Sil Tech release liners have always been an excellent option as a long term solution for all of your release liner needs and your short run, quick service manufacturing needs. To meet the needs of our customers, Sil Tech continues to offer industry leading minimum order quantities and lead times on all of our stocked silicone coated release liners.

Sil Tech offers stock items with minimums as low as 1 MMSI and lead times as fast as 48 hours, both exceeding industry standards and offered on all stocked products including SCK, Claycoat, Polycoat, and Films liners. For more information about our service or to discuss all of our stocking and quick shipment solutions, please contact Sil Tech marketing at 1-800-358-4446.

Technicote Remains Ahead of Schedule with Cuyahoga Falls Plant Restoration


Technicote’s rebuilding project of the new Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio manufacturing plant continues to be ahead of schedule. The construction of the building is complete, which will allow us to move out of our temporary facility on Home Avenue no later than November 30th.

E5, our newest coating line, started up in late October. This coater has the latest technology, and significantly increases Technicote’s capacity and capabilities.

Our new, state-of-the-art slitter will arrive in early November. Additionally, upgrades have been made to the E2 line, which will double coating capacity.

Technicote anticipates the grand opening of our new Cuyahoga Falls facility to take place by year end. The addition of the new equipment and upgrades will enable Technicote to provide the highest level of quality and service since its founding in 1980.

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 Launches New Drum Label Product Line

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Technicote is pleased to introduce a new selection of pressure sensitive label products recommended for chemical drum & barrel applications. Featured on the company’s new DL400 adhesive, these materials are designed to withstand harsh weather and environments such as extreme heat, brutal cold, high moisture, dangerous chemicals, UV light and solvents. Because these labels will be used to identify the hazardous contents within the drum, as well as pictograms to illustrate warnings and instructions, the label must retain its permanence and legibility upon being exposed to these conditions.

Technicote’s drum label product line includes three high strength label face stocks that when combined with DL400 emulsion acrylic adhesive is the optimum solution for durable labeling requirements.

• 2 mil White TC Polyester is a glossy white top-coated film with outstanding outdoor durability, chemical and weather resistance. This film is compatible with water-based flexo, UV flexo, and thermal transfer print methods.

• 4 mil Flexible White NTC Vinyl is a smooth, matte white, non –top-coated film with polymeric plasticizers, formulated to provide high durability, as well as chemical and moisture resistance. Excellent outdoor durability. Requires converter applied top-coat or ink recommended by ink supplier prior to printing this NTC film.

• 3.5 mil White Techni-Flex Polyolefin is a matte white label film that offers excellent moisture resistance, chemical resistance, smudge resistance, dimensional stability and squeezability. .

DL400 is an aggressive emulsion acrylic adhesive that has been specifically formulated for use in durable label applications such as chemical & barrel drums, lawn & garden equipment and household & commercial appliances. This adhesive offers outstanding adhesion to painted steel drums, fiber drums and a variety of plastic drums under high moisture conditions, as well as direct exposure to chemicals, solvents and UV rays.

Technicote’s drum label product line is stocked in out of the company’s Cuyahoga Falls, OH manufacturing plant. For more information, please contact Technicote’s Miamisburg, OH corporate offices at 800-358-4446.

Technicote E-News – Volume 4, Issue 4

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Technicote Announces Plans to Rebuild Cuyahoga Falls, OH Manufacturing Plant

A Message from Technicote President, Doug O’Connell


Shortly after the tragic fire on Dec. 16th that destroyed the bulk of Technicote’s Cuyahoga Falls, OH plant, the company started evaluating different options to replace the capacity that was lost. The key factors in all the deliberations were how to improve our capabilities and be an even better supplier for our customers.

“After evaluating numerous options in various states and sites, we concluded rebuilding at our current location in Cuyahoga Falls, OH was the best option” stated Doug O’Connell, President of Technicote. “We were anxious to retain our experienced workforce, since they’re one of the keys to producing the unique products we offer. Rebuilding on the same site makes it easiest on our employees. Another factor was that the city of Cuyahoga Falls has been great to work with throughout this process. Finally, we were able to find a builder who can get our facility completed in a reasonably short timeframe.”

Technicote is now going through the approval process with city and county officials. The new manufacturing facility will include totally new state-of-the art adhesive and silicone coaters, new wide web slitters and an improved process flow design throughout the plant.

We expect this new facility to be operational in the 4th quarter of 2012 and to resume the manufacture of many specialty coated pressure sensitive products that other Technicote facilities have been producing for our customers. Our sincere appreciation goes out to our many customers that have been patient with Technicote during this difficult recovery period.

Technicote Hires Jerry Spence as Sil Tech National Sales Manager


Technicote is pleased to announce the hiring of Jerry Spence as National Sales Manager of Sil Tech, a wholly owned subsidiary, which specializes in the production of silicone coated release liner.

Jerry began his career with Technicote on Monday, May 7th. He has a solid background in related businesses working for over 10 years at Nitto Denko as the Business Unit Manager for Double Coated Tapes and Label Systems, and most recently as Sales Manager of Specialty and Converting Markets for Pro Tapes & Specialties.

Jerry will be responsible for leading the Sil Tech sales operations in the United States and Canada to implement the company’s growth strategy.

Please join Technicote in welcoming Jerry to our team!

Estate Label #6 White Pearlized Launched on West Coast


Technicote is pleased to announce the launch of its new Technicote Membership Card polypropylene film base, a unique pressure sensitive coupon product designed for direct mail packages that require cards to be affixed to continuous forms or cut sheets. This exciting new product is the optimal solution for all varieties of affixed card applications used for fundraising, clubs, banks, and other membership oriented organizations.

The product consists of two thin layers of polypropylene film bonded together with a specialty dry-release adhesive. The film construction is then coated with Technicote’s TP170 adhesive and 40# SCK release liner. The familiar dry-release adhesive pattern of Technicote’s IRC film base has been incorporated into Technicote Membership Card, but modified to provide a tight release for successful converting and auto-dispense processes. The purpose of the tight release is to help prevent the film layers from separating prematurely. The pattern provides a built-in lift edge on all sides of the film, affording universal release from the form to which it is applied. Technicote Membership provides excellent durability during secondary laser printing processes; keeping the product intact as it becomes exposed to high temperatures during this operation. The product is suitable for flexographic printing, as well as signature compatible. Technicote Membership Card is stocked in Technicote’s Cuyahoga Falls, OH manufacturing plant for quick turnaround.

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 Announces Plans to Rebuild Cuyahoga Falls, OH Plant

By | Press Releases

Shortly after the tragic fire on Dec. 16th that destroyed the bulk of Technicote’s Cuyahoga Falls, OH plant, the company started evaluating different options to replace the capacity that was lost. The key factors in all the deliberations were how to improve our capabilities and be an even better supplier for our customers.

“After evaluating numerous options in various states and sites, we concluded rebuilding at our current location in Cuyahoga Falls, OH was the best option” stated Doug O’Connell, President of Technicote. “We were anxious to retain our experienced workforce, since they’re one of the keys to producing the unique products we offer. Rebuilding on the same site makes it easiest on our employees. Another factor was that the city of Cuyahoga Falls has been great to work with throughout this process. Finally, we were able to find a builder who can get our facility completed in a reasonably short timeframe.”

Technicote is now going through the approval process with city and county officials. The new manufacturing facility will include totally new state-of-the art adhesive and silicone coaters, new wide web slitters and an improved process flow design throughout the plant.

We expect this new facility to be operational in the 4th quarter of 2012 and to resume the manufacture of many specialty coated pressure sensitive products that other Technicote facilities have been producing for our customers. Our sincere appreciation goes out to our many customers that have been patient with Technicote during this difficult recovery period