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FLEXO Magazine : May 2010
Plants & Processes 28 FLEXO may 2010 www.flexography.org New digs, new equipment, big plans and hands-on management...the focus is on execution and the three-fold goal is to: improve yield; retain customers; and nurture and develop a strong, reliable reputation in an emerging niche market. At Baltimore-based Mann-Pak, recent introductions of cutting-edge products and technologies are expanding capabilities and cultivating both new customers and repeat orders. This family owned and operated firm, founded in 1987 by A. Joseph Manning, describes itself as, “a full-service flexible printing and converting specialist;” but the story goes much further than that. Self-promotional materials serve to drive the point home. “Mann-Pak has built its reputation on being reliable, trustwor- thy and completely dedicated to customer satisfaction...We have a formula for success and keeping our customers com- pletely satisfied. We rely on the talents and values of our team, and embrace what each person brings to the task at hand.” The ManageMenT While Joe Manning, a flexographer for more than 40 years and most notably a folding carton printer, remains active in the business; day-to-day management now falls to a second and third generation. His son, Scott Manning is president; his daughter, Wendy Manning Fabrizio, is executive vice presi- dent; and their nephew, Nick Breslin, is the plant manager. Also holding critical roles on the oversight team are: sales manager, Tony Umiah; technical manager, John Clark; buyer, Joe Manson; and treasurer/office manager, Debbie Mills. Man-Pak’s team roster encompasses 26 full-time employees. Pressroom personnel number five—four operators plus one helper. The plant runs two shifts, split into four 10-hour days, keeping the printing and slitting operations up and running 20 of 24 hours a day. Manning, Fabrizio and Breslin are proud of Mann-Pak’s strong employee tenure. “ Half of our workers are here 10 Polyolefin Film = Differentiation Point for mann-Pak By robert moran Think Shrink mann-Pak’s new Uteco onyx 48 inch wide web press. It ws engineered and cus- tomized to facilitate high speed production of low gauge flexible packaging films. FLX_May10_sec1.indd 28 4/28/10 11:45 AM