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Members in the News – May/June 2021

By AICC Staff

May 24, 2021


Durst Tau RSC-E

Garland, Texas-based Label Solutions Inc. became the first printer in the state to add Durst’s Tau RSC-E and its 1,200-dpi UV inkjet technology.

The Durst Tau RSC-E operates at speeds of up to 170 feet per minutes with 1,200 dpi native resolution and is available with up to eight colors, including high-opacity white ink.

“With a focus on specialty custom solutions and the addition of a Durst Tau RSC-E, Label Solutions truly stands apart as a premier provider of labels and packaging solutions,” said Steve Lynn, director of label and packaging for Durst North America. “We are proud to have an innovative leader like Label Solutions as a partner, and a member of the Durst family.”


Durst P5 TEX iSUB

In other Durst news, the company unveiled its P5 TEX iSUB (inline sublimation), aiming to eliminate individual work steps and increase quality and efficiency for users.

Developed in response to a growing soft-signage market, the P5 TEX iSUB includes integrated inline fusing for direct printing on polyester fabrics and can be run by just one operator.

“No investment and no floor space are required for a calender. The Durst P5 TEX iSUB is operated by only one operator, and the process acceleration also increases our customers’ ability to deliver,” said Andrea Riccardi, head of product management at Durst Group AG.


Ryan Clark

Kolbus America Inc. appointed Ryan Clark as its new technical sales manager and hired Jim Monte and Stephanie Kosiba to its customer service staff in Cleveland, Ohio, and Kalamazoo, Missouri, respectively.

Clark brings with him more than four years of experience as an industry regional sales manager. He is a graduate of Virginia Military Institute and served in the military for five years, reaching the rank of captain before an honorable discharge.

“We welcome Ryan to our team in a very pivotal role,” said Kolbus America President Jeff Dietz. “He will be positioned to work directly with our customers, providing consultative and solutions-oriented support. Bringing Ryan on board is another important step as we expand our focus on creating value for our partners, beyond the equipment we sell and service.”

With regard to the customer service hires, Dietz said, “One of our primary goals as a manufacturer is to be a reliable resource for our customers. As we continue to invest in this area, Stephanie and Jim are two great additions to our customer service team.”

Lewisburg Printing Co. (LPC) and its affiliate companies entered a partnership with Radial Equity Partners, a private equity firm that invests in middle-market businesses serving consumer and industrial markets.

“Our goal is to be the best supplier to our customers, the best employer for our employees, and a responsible member of our community. We identified Radial based on their experience in printing and packaging and found they shared our goals and values,” said Hale Hawkins IV, CEO of LPC. “Our partnership will provide LPC with greater resources to continue our growth both organically and through acquisitions. Radial is the perfect partner for LPC.”

Radial’s team previously has led successful investments in the packaging industry, including other independent converters.


Dynamic Dies’ Jill Kopanis, SPHR, vice president of human resources (center left), and Pat Sullivan, president (center right), present the first Difference Makers donation to youth leaders of the Avalon Foundation.

In honor of its 50th anniversary, Dynamic Dies has launched a yearlong philanthropic program titled Dynamic Dies Difference Makers.

Each month throughout 2021, Dynamic Dies will donate $500 to a nonprofit cause, with each charity selected based on employee and customer nominations. All nominations are reviewed for consideration by a selection committee, composed of Dynamic Dies employees from several departments along with leaders in the company.

“Dynamic Dies has always focused on supporting our employees and customers, so we are excited to expand it to the community in honor of our 50th year in business,” said Dynamic Dies President Pat Sullivan. “We look forward to seeing the difference this will make over the next year for each organization selected.”

The first month’s charity was the Avalon Foundation, a youth-led leadership program that supports other children facing pain-management challenges while dealing with rare conditions. For month two, Dynamic Dies selected the Ability Center of Northwest Ohio, which supports disabled people in the area.

Burlington, Ontario-based Battlefield Press purchased a new Koenig & Bauer Omega Allpro 70 folder gluer, which is set to be installed this summer.

Battlefield President and CEO Jerry Theoret noted that the new folder gluer’s overall faster speeds (both setup and run) will be a welcome addition to its efficiencies in gluing, and that the additional capacity will allow Battlefield to better schedule its mixed product range and better serve its customers.


CI RIGIDBOX Raw Board Double-Sided Slipcase

Corporate Image was honored with the 2021 GDUSA Package Design Award in the Sustainable Packaging category for its raw board double-sided slipcase, which is part of Corporate Image’s CI RIGIDBOX proprietary rigid packaging line.

“As consumers and brands embrace the impact of their decisions on the world, especially in terms of packaging, we must all evolve to be accountable, said Michele Choate, the company’s senior director of strategy and market expansion. “Corporate Image is committed to producing the best custom branded packaging and presentation solutions without compromising our future generations. It is an honor our products are being recognized for their sustainable makeup and unique design capabilities.”

Great Little Box Co. (GLBC) was recognized for overall business performance and sustained growth with Canada’s Best Managed Companies designation for the 17th consecutive year.

The 2021 Best Managed program award winners are amongst the best-in-class of Canadian-owned companies demonstrating leadership in the areas of strategy, capabilities, innovation, culture, commitment, and financials to achieve sustainable growth. This award recognizes a select group of Canadian companies and offers four levels of achievement in this exclusive network.

GLBC has achieved platinum status for 10 consecutive years. “We are proud to receive platinum status for the 10th consecutive year and continue to believe our success is a direct testament to our incredible team,” said Brad Tindall, president of GLBC.

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