August 28, 2003
TLMI was established on June 15, 1933, with just 18 members—all tag manufacturers. In 1962, label converters joined the growing association, followed just four years later by the suppliers of the equipment, materials, and technologies that were changing this “cottage industry” into a global force. When TLMI celebrated its 50th anniversary 20 years ago, it had just 130 member companies. Today, it represents more than 300 suppliers and converters alike.