TLMI Announces Winners of Eugene Singer Award


GLOUCESTER, MA | The Tag and Label Mfrs. Institute (TLMI) has announced the winners of the Eugene Singer Award for Management Excellence. The award recognizes excellence in business management measured and defined by an established set of growth and profitability ratios through the participation in the TLMI Management Ratio Study. The Singer Award is given annually to four narrow web converting companies, each company within a certain sales range category. The 2012 TLMI Eugene Singer Awards were given to the following companies at the association’s recent Converter Meeting in Palm Beach, FL:

Columbine Label Co., Centennial, CO, won in the small company category for the second time. Company president Greg Jackson says, “Winning the Singer award again is a really big honor and very exciting for the entire Columbine team. We have a good number of long-term employees who take a great deal of pride in their work and strive to make us a top-performing company. To win this award, particularly considering the quality of the other TLMI participants, is really a testament to their efforts and hard work. My congratulations to our entire team, as well as our customers and suppliers who make all of this possible.”

Flexo-Graphics, Butler, WI, won for the mid-range company category. This is Flexo-Graphics’ first time winning the award and company president Tim McDonough says, “Flexo-Graphics is honored to receive this award considering how many great companies are involved in TLMI. Flexo-Graphics has used the Ratio Study every year as a benchmarking tool in our quest of continual improvement.…”

The Label Printers, Aurora, IL, won for the medium company category. This is fourth Eugene Singer Award for the company, whose chief of operations, Lori Campbell, ( says, “This is really about our employees and our clients who, together, make this award possible.…Winning the Eugene Singer award is a great honor…because I know that we’re being measured against the best!”

Consolidated Label, Longwood, FL, won for the large company category. This is Consolidated Label’s eleventh Eugene Singer Award. “It is an honor to win the Singer award again,” says company president Joel Carmany. “We thank our team for their dedication and effort in making our business successful.”

“TLMI would like to congratulate this year’s Singer Award winners,” says TLMI president, Frank Sablone. “For the first time in the association’s history, more than 100 converter members participated in the TLMI Ratio Study in 2012, reinforcing the tremendous value our converter members obtain from taking part in the study.…”

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