What's your story?

Author:Katz, Steve
Position:EDITORIAL - Editorial

When I told a friend of mine I was heading to Florida to write an article about a label company, he said, "I guess every company has a story." While that may be obvious, it sure holds true. Whether a business's front door is attached to a brick-and-mortar building, holding large numbers of people, office space and equipment, or just a website serving as a gateway to a home office, there's people or at least a person--behind it, and a story about how it got started and how it makes money.

What you hold in your hand is Label and Narrow Web's 2012 International Buyers Guide, and I believe it to be a useful cool, a stepping stone toward learning about and getting to know the label industries' leading suppliers. What they have to offer, the advantages they provide and the people behind the operations are just a phone call or click away. We've made every effort to make this guide as up-to-date as possible (a story unto itself), and we hope it helps you find what you're looking for, and in some way improves your business.

Over the years I have visited dozens of label plants, getting first-hand accounts of label converters stories. Many of these stories include Lean Manufacturing journeys and endeavors. Tins month's issue marks the last installment of Thin Southworth's Printing Lean column. For five years, Tom has used these pages to educate the...

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