FMN | November 12th, 2018

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November 12, 2018

Vol. 20 No. 23

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FINAT Launches Label Competition reported by Greg Kishbaugh

Fortis Acquires Premier, Austin Label Fortis Solutions Group, Virginia Beach,Virginia, a portfolio company of Main Post Partners, has acquired Pre- mier Georgia Printing & Labels, Flow- ery Branch, Georgia, and Austin Label Company, located inAustin,Texas. Premier is a full-service labels, packaging, folding carton, and flat sheet printing company. Primarily serving customers across the South- east in the food end-market, Premier recently became SQF certified evi- dencing its commitment to food safety and quality assurance. Austin Label provides custom pres- sure-sensitive labels using f lexo- graphic and digital pr inting technologies to customers in the wine, spirits and food end-markets across the United States. Fortis employs more than 440 em- ployees across ten sites. Resource Label Buys Spectrum Label Resource Label Group, LLC, Franklin, Tennessee, a full-service

LL abels are such a large part of the consumer experience that many people are not aware of their omnipresence. Would the average consumer guess how many labels they see on any given day, and how essential those labels are toward allowing shoppers to make the right brand choices?

Likewise, how many young people who are currently consid- ering future career choices are aware of the many opportuni- ties available in the label packaging industry? In this context, FINAT, the European association for the self- adhesive label and adjacent narrow-web converting industry, has launched the #LABELicious talent competition on the oc- casion of its 60th anniversary. The competition’s objective is to increase the visibility of the label industry, of its exciting professional challenges, and of its excellent career perspectives to students and early career pro- fessionals aged between 18 and 25. Entrants are invited to submit their ideas and concepts for la- bels in three categories: Smart / Intelligent / Multifunctional Labels — #LABELi- cious calls for truly fresh and feasible ideas about how integrat- ing technologies in brand/functional labels will enhance the label’s experience and value in an end-customer’s business

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