Supplier News - January/February 2010
Representative and House Minority Leader John Boehner recently accepted an invitation from Color Resolutions Int’l. (CRI) to tour the ink supplier’s facilities and discuss topics related to manufacturing currently before Congress.
Boehner’s visit included a tour of CRI’s Product Development Lab, where demonstrations of lab processes stemming from new research and development were performed. He continued with his tour of CRI’s state-of-the-art manufacturing plant and customer relations department, followed by a meeting with a large group of CRI employees. Boehner answered a number of questions regarding the present status of employment, the high unemployment rate and health care legislation. Afterward, he spoke privately with CRI president and chief executive officer George Sickinger about several issues, including proposed Cap and Trade legislation, R&D tax incentives, health care cost escalation, energy policy and the status of the Card Check bill.
Boehner, with 19 years in the U.S. House and five in the Ohio State House of Representatives, is no stranger to the packaging and plastics industry. He began his career as a manufacturing representative and broker in a small sales business and eventually rose to the role of president of that firm. During his CRI visit, Boehner was impressed with the quality of flexography and at the strides made in graphics over the last several years. He was shown an array of finished goods using water-based flexo and UV curing inks on pressure-sensitive and shrink labels, envelopes, shrink wrap, folding cartons and post print corrugated products.
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Unifoil kicks off rebranding with new logo
Unifoil Corp., manufacturer of environment-friendly metalized and holographic materials, has launched a rebranding campaign with the debut of a new, modern logo. The new design, incorporating the tagline “inspired substrates,” communicates innovation, sustainability. and visual impact on the retail shelf, says Unifoil.
“Unifoil’s brand values are more relevant today than ever before,” says Joseph Funicelli, president and chief executive officer. “We have always been at the forefront of material innovations and mindful of how our choices affect the environment, society, and the bottom line. The new logo, tagline, and rebranding...send a distinct, clear message to our diverse markets about our knowledge of the culture of packaging.”
Anderson & Vreeland appoints training manager
Tyler Harrell has been named manager of training and technologies at Anderson & Vreeland Inc., manufacturer and distributor of flexographic printing materials and equipment. Harrell will be responsible for managing all aspects of the company’s pre-sale and post-sale technical service and support.
Robert Deitrick named EDI sales director
Extrusion Dies Industries has appointed Robert Deitrick director of sales in North, Central, and South America. Deitrick will supervise EDI’s regional sales managers in the U.S. and Canada and oversee the company’s network of agents throughout Latin America.
W&H adds to North American team
Windmoeller & Hoelscher Corp. recently added James Nelson and Bob Duren to its team. Nelson was named technical manager of extrusion systems. Duren has assumed the role of business development manager with the company’s Form-Fill-Seal division.