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able direct thermal technology.Appvion’s patent-pend- ing technology is an innovation in direct thermal paper. AF&PA says CleanSlate is a transformational technolo- gy that eliminates chemical developers and leuco dyes, as well as chemical reactions to form the image. The first application of CleanSlate technology is point-of- sale receipt paper and Appvion has applied the tech- nology to thermal label and ticket products as well. The Price Companies — Innovation in Sustainability The Price Cos. was awarded for its restoration and management of marginal agricultural and timberlands. AF&PA reports that the Price Cos. are increasing con- servation and sustainable forest management practic- es throughout the Mississippi Delta region, enhancing the profitability of marginal agricultural and timber- land and restoring many of the original features that make the Delta unique. EverGreene Tag & Label Acquires Dixie Labels EverGreene Tag & Label Group, Birmingham, Ala- bama, has acquired Dixie Labels and Systems, based in Chattanooga, Tennessee. Dixie Labels is a provider of pressure sensitive prime labels and tags serving consumer product goods companies in the wine and spirits; health, beauty, and personal care; food and bev- erage; and rug and flooring markets; among others. Dixie Labels was formed in 1991 with the merger of Dixie Ticket and Label and S&R Labels, with own- er-operators Rusty Baxley and Joe Buckley leading the company. Post-acquisition,Baxley has since retired,while Buck- ley has remained as General Manager. The converter will continue operating in Chattanooga as a stand- alone company under the EverGreene Tag & Label Group corporate banner. EverGreene Tag & Label Group has hired Mike Ve- jar as Vice President of Sales and Marketing, and John Giesfeldt as Marketing Manager for its label, decal, and tag segments served by its three printing operations: ALG Labels & Graphics, Birmingham, Alabama; Mid- South Design, Homewood, Alabama; and Dixie Labels, Chattanooga,Tennessee. Prior to joining EverGreene Tag & Label Group,Vejar most recently served as Director of Sales-Americas for the Labels & Sticky Media Division of Iconex. Giesfeldt has 25+ years of experience working in both corporate and agency environments developing and managing strategic marketing,public relations,and branding campaigns, as well as content development.
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