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Technicote E-News – Volume 5, Issue 4

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 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.


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 »