FMN | February 1st, 2021

AICC Hosts Converter Think Tank

AICC, The Independent Packaging Association, had nearly 40 registrants for the most recent Converter Think Tank held Friday, January 15, which featured Ronda Bayer, Vice President and Corporate Counsel, Liberty Diversified Industries (LDI), and ChristineWal- ters, Founder, FiveL Company. Walters reviewed the key points of the latest EEOC guidance, including if and how an employer may re- quire or encourage vaccinations and the implications and legal obligations to consider. She also reviewed changes to leave policies and encouraged all attendees to review their COVID policies to ensure they are up to date with current regulations. Practical Applications After Walters completed the overview of the law, regulations, and recommendations, Ronda Bayer be- gan to offer the practical applications of them at LDI. Bayer provided examples of LDI’s real-life experience of working through issues with their teams in multi- plant,multi-state operations. She offered many specific choices they have made about remote employees, con- tinuing to offer extended leave, recommending but not requiring employees to get a covid vaccine, and much more.. She also shared several actual company policies, which attendees can use as templates, includ- ing their mask policy and the screening questionnaire LDI uses for visitors. The Q&A portion of the event offered attendees the opportunity to clarify legal require-ments and the les- sons learned from LDI. Great Lakes Label Debuts New Web Site Great Lakes Label, Comstock Park, Michigan, has launched a new website. Great Lakes offers flexog- raphic printing, color management procedures, and in- house departments in art and R&D The website features an updated design that is mo- bile-friendly, with updated information and links.

Niagara Label Upgrades With New Nilpeter FA-17

Niagara Label of Buffalo, New York, acquired a new Nilpeter FA-17 to expand embellishment capabilities and substrate range. Niagara Label is a mid-sized, label manufacturer and the company has operated FB-Line presses since the early 2000s.

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