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Flexo Magazine : May 2013
Two Printers Reach New Heights Paragon Label, Global Packaging Earn 13th Annual FTA Environmental Excellence Awards By Doreen M. Monteleone Assustainability and environmental awareness be- come commonplace within any proactive business, it gets more difficult to select the most outstanding applicants in the annual Flexographic Technical Association Environmental Excellence Award program. What was once considered exceptional, when this pro- gram was first implemented 13 years ago, is now the norm. However, two companies truly reached new heights that made them stand above the rest in this year’s competition. FTA is proud to congratulate overall winner Paragon Label of Petaluma, CA and honorable mention winner Global Packag- ing of Oaks, PA! PARAGON LABEL This year ’s top honors went to 20-year FTA member, Paragon Label. Paragon Label is a family-owned company specializing in printing fine quality pressure-sensitive labels. Located in the wine-country of California, Paragon was launched in 1998 as a division of Mrs. Grossman’s , one of the largest decorative sticker manufacturers in the world. It runs five flexographic presses, a digital press, a one-of-a-kind EARTH-FRIENDLY FLEXOGRAPHERS • Utilize energy-saving compressors, efficient lighting, low flow water fixtures, in-house waste water treatment, digital platemaking equipment, drought tolerant landscaping - Urge visitors to be good environmental stewards - Influence and inspire employees, customers, visitors and the community to get involved in their own sustainability practices - Include pollution prevention, waste reduction and lean manufacturing processes as part of corporate lexicon - Obtain Strategic Green Printing Partnership (SGP) certification - Practice social responsibility from the top down, thereby increasing employee engagement - Comply with applicable local, state and federal laws 24 FLEXO MAy 2013 www.flexography.org FTA TODAy Paragon Label