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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 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 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 E-News – Volume 3, Issue 4

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Technicote Appoints Doug O’Connell to President


Mr. George Corbett, Chairman of Technicote announced today that Mr. Doug O’Connell has been appointed President, succeeding Tony Vinciguerra. Mr. Vinciguerra retired in January of this year. Doug was also elected to the Board of Directors of Technicote.

Mr. Corbett added “Doug has done a solid job improving Technicote’s position in the marketplace and growing the business. Under his leadership we’ve implemented enhanced service programs, initiated lean manufacturing methods to improve operational efficiencies, developed several new cost effective products, and added new talent to help lead our business. We look forward to Doug’s continued leadership to position Technicote for long term growth as a best in class supplier of pressure sensitive roll label materials.”

Mr. O’Connell said, “Technicote is an outstanding organization with tremendous potential. Our commitment to achieve our long term growth objectives is evidenced by our excellent people, the significant investments we’ve made, and our strong customer base. I look forward to working with George and the Board to reach our strategic goals for our customers, our employees, and our shareholders.”

Mr. O’Connell joined Technicote as General Manager in 2007, and was promoted to Vice President, General Manager in 2010. Prior to joining Technicote, Doug served as General Manager of Tredegar’s Performance Films Business Unit and previously held various leadership positions at Tredegar and Exxon Chemical. Doug earned an MBA from American International College and a BS in Chemical Engineering from the University of Massachusetts.

Technicote Unveils New Digital Product Portfolio


Technicote has expanded our portfolio of digital label products, which are 3-Star Certified to run on HP Indigo presses.

Digital printing technology is revolutionizing the rapidly growing label printing industry. Lower production costs, reduced set-up times, high resolution printing, short to medium run label order flexibility and less impact on the environment are just a few reasons converters are embracing this new technology. Technicote is keeping pace with this demand in the marketplace, growing its qualified digital paper and film substrates for applications such as Wine & Spirits, Specialty Foods,

Nutraceuticals, Health & Beauty, Medical, and Durable Goods.

Technicote has a unique offering in our “Dry Edge” adhesive coating process. It is currently available with most of our digital label products used with HP Indigo digital presses. This 1/8″ adhesive “Dry Edge” on each side of the roll label will significantly reduce the potential for adhesive build up on press. This is an added value option, at no additional cost!

To learn more about Technicote’s new Digital Label Products or request pricing or samples, please contact your Technicote Sales Representative directly or our Customer Service Team at 800-358-4448.

Technicote Launches 2.6 mil Pearl White Polypropylene


In response to customers’ concerns about rising raw material costs, Technicote has developed a “Value Grade” line of polypropylene products to satisfy a variety of prime label applications at an economical price. Although our 2 mil Clear and 2.3 mil White Value Plus BOPP films have been well received by converters throughout the industry, the request for a 2.6 mil Value Grade cavitated film has also been in demand. After several months of R & D, Technicote is pleased to announce the commercial launch of Pearl White Polypropylene.

2.6 mil Pearl White BOPP features a pearlescent finish, outstanding opacity and excellent stiffness properties for label dispensing. Like our Value Grade films, this product is corona treated for excellent ink adhesion and is recommended with permanent adhesives only. 2.6 mil Pearl White BOPP may be printed using standard methods. Thermal transfer printing is NOT recommended. The new film is recommended for a variety of prime label applications in markets such as Health & Beauty, Personal Care and Household Products, among others.

To learn more about Technicote’s new 2.6 mil Pearl White Polypropylene, or request pricing or samples, please contact your Technicote Sales Representative directly or contact our Customer Service Team at 800-358-4448.

Continued Improvements in Customer Service!


Earlier this year, customers were delighted when improvements were made to enhance the service level of our Customer Service department. Technicote implemented a dedicated Customer Service phone line at its corporate headquarters in Miamisburg, OH as well as established a new, West Coast Customer Service Team in Corona, CA. These achievements created more efficient order processing, quicker response time to customer inquiries, and extended service hours to our West Coast customers of 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. PST.

In addition to the above departmental enhancements, Technicote is pleased to announce improved customer call routing for faster service. Beginning this month, incoming calls to Technicote’s Customer Service Team at 800-358-4448 will be routed directly to the caller’s primary Customer Service Representative. If the primary representative is not available, callers will have the option of holding for their primary representative or be routed to Technicote’s receptionist for further assistance.

Technicote’s goal is to provide its customers with the best service available. As a reminder, please contact our Customer Service Team directly for assistance related to order processing by calling
800-358-4448, or call 800-358-4446 to speak with someone in another Technicote department.

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 »