TLMI Presents Awards
GLOUCESTER, Mass.—At the association's annual meeting, the Tag & Label Manufacturers Institute (TLMI) honored Gary Smith, VP of sales for RotoMetrics, as its Supplier of the Year and Dave McDowell, chairman of McDowell Label and Screen Printing, as its Converter of the Year. TLMI also presented Environmental Leadership Awards to 3M and Spear.
It was a special night for Smith and McDowell, as they essentially started their careers together at Avery Label more than 30 years ago. Smith left Avery in 1990 to join RotoMetrics and today directs its sales and marketing efforts. McDowell spent 10 years with Avery before starting his own company in 1981, which today serves consumer product markets with high-quality prime labels and flexible packaging.
The Environmental Award for Technical Innovation was given to 3M for its long history and culture prioritizing sustainable values, strategies, and principles. The award for Best Practices in Environmental Leadership was given to Spear for reducing its carbon footprint in every aspect of its business, resulting in a reduction of 9,250 tons of carbon dioxide emissions.
MULTI-PLASTICS Purchases Extrusion Facilities
LEWIS CENTER, OH—MULTI-PLASTICS, INC. was expected to purchase the Reynolds Packaging KAMA Hazleton, Pa. and Avenel, N.J. extrusion facilities from Reynolds Packaging, Lincolnshire, Ill. by the end of October. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed. The closing and transition were expected to take place by October 30, 2009, at which point the division would be known as MULTI-PLASTICS EXTRUSIONS, INC.
Sun Process Converting Earns ISO Quality Certification
MT. PROSPECT, Ill.—Sun Process Converting has received its quality systems Certificate of Registration for ISO 9001:2008. "As our product line expands in more technical and complex applications, these ISO standards and processes now implemented will assist in exceeding our customers expectations," says Michael J. Moore, president and CEO.