Mactac has been named a recipient of the 2019 Evolution of Manufacturing Award from Smart Business
The award recognizes manufacturers and technology companies in Northern Ohio that have adapted to a global economy through improved operations, products or services.
Headquartered in Stow, Ohio, Mactac manufactures and distributes pressure-sensitive adhesive materials used in industries across the globe, such as label printing, graphic design, packaging, digital imaging, retail display, fleet graphics, automotive assembly, medical device assembly, assembly engineering and more.
“Our business model is focused on providing high quality products, innovative solutions and superior customer service – and excellence in manufacturing is vital to our success,” says Ed LaForge, president, Mactac. “It is a great honor to receive the Evolution of Manufacturing Award in recognition of Mactac’s commitment to high-quality manufacturing processes and operations. Our advanced manufacturing drives our ability to meet the growing needs of our business, our customers’ business and the global pressure-sensitive adhesive industry.”
Mactac was nominated by long-time customer, Omni Systems, Inc. Mactac was evaluated on manufacturing operations, the impact of its manufacturing operations on product growth and development, and more. 
The nomination spoke to CHILL AT, an all-temperature adhesive designed for the food packaging market that features a range of -65° to 150°F with a unique ability to stick to cold, wet surfaces.  
Mactac was recognized for the honor at the 2019 Evolution of Manufacturing Conference on Feb. 21, 2019, in Cleveland. The award was presented by Alliance Industrial Solutions.