Bill Denzen Joins AWT Labels & Packaging as VP of Operations

MINNEAPOLIS, MN—AWT Labels & Packaging announced that William (Bill) Denzen has joined the company as vice president of operations. Denzen has more than 28 years of experience in the printing industry, with most of that time spent in flexographic printing operations management. He also brings with him extensive experience in finance and lean manufacturing methodology. … Continued

The Labor Shortage: Part 3 in a Series on Workers in the Print Industry

[Editor’s Note: This three-part series takes an in-depth look at the worker shortage facing the print industry. Part 1, in May’s FLEXO Magazine, covered the many statistics and facts that illustrate why there is a labor shortage and what we can expect in the future. Part 2, in July’s FLEXO, looked at various ways of … Continued

AWT Labels & Packaging Wins 3M Supplier of the Year Award

ST. PAUL, MN—AWT labels & Packaging, a label and flexible packaging converter headquartered in Minneapolis, was honored with the 2018 3M Supplier of the Year Award in recognition of the company’s contribution to improving 3M’s competitiveness. This year, 3M recognized 13 suppliers, among thousands in its global supply base, for world class performance in providing … Continued

Kevan Kent Joins AWT Labels & Packaging Sales Team

MINNEAPOLIS, MN—Kevan Kent recently joined AWT Labels & Packaging as a new sales executive. Kevan’s flexible packaging expertise further strengthens the AWT Labels & Packaging sales team, according to the company. Kevan’s office will be in Minneapolis and he will primarily focus on business development activities for the South Elgin flexible packaging facility. For more than 40 … Continued

AWT Labels and Packaging Acquires Citation Clinical Labeling Systems

MINNEAPOLIS, MN—AWT Labels and Packaging has closed on the acquisition of Citation Clinical Labeling Systems, a global leader in clinical labeling since 1963 and based in Hauppauge, NY. The business will be owned by AWT and management and operate under the name of Citation Healthcare Labels LLC. Citation provides clinical trial labels for pharmaceutical and … Continued

AWT Labels & Packaging Renews PIM Great Printer Certification for 10th year

MINNEAPOLIS, MN—Certified annually since 2008, 2018 marks AWT Labels & Packaging’s 10th anniversary of receiving the Printing Industry Midwest Great Printer Certification. Participation in the PIM Great Printer Environmental Initiative is a voluntary effort by printers to demonstrate their commitment to minimize their impact on human health and the environment while producing quality printed products. … Continued

AWT Labels & Packaging Receives ISO 9001:2015 Certification

MINNEAPOLIS, MN—Certified annually since 1996, AWT Labels & Packaging has received ISO 9001:2015 Certification. Over one million certified companies in the world take advantage of ISO 9001 as a tool for managing their organization and continually improving performance. At the time of AWT’s certification, only 20 percent of the current ISO 9001 companies had been … Continued

FQC/SWG Updates: New Projects & Spring Meeting Notes

A special thank you to all of the presenters at the Flexo Quality Consortium’s (FQC) session at Forum 2018! It was well attended and received. Titled, “Cultivating Our Future Through Research,” it offered a look at promising initiatives, presentations from a pair of FTA scholarship recipients and more. As mentioned at Forum, two members have … Continued