TLMI Names Four Companies Eugene Singer Winners


GLOUCESTER, MA | At the recent Converter Meeting in Newport Beach, CA, TLMI 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 participation in the TLMI Management Ratio Study.

Though nearly 100 narrow web converters throughout the US and Canada participate in the TLMI Ratio Study, just four converting companies are awarded the honor each year. The 2013 TLMI Eugene Singer Awards were given to the following companies: (Each of the winners is seen with TLMI chairman Dave McDowell.)

Columbine Label Co., Centennial, CO, won in the small company category for the third time. Company president Greg Jackson says, “ …We strive daily to stand out in what we do. Recognition within the industry, especially considering the companies we are measuring against, is really a special honor.”

Digital Label Solutions, Yorba Linda, CA, won for the mid-range company category. This is the company’s first time winning, and company co-owner Sandy Petersen says, “When we began our trade business, we wanted to show our core customers we were up to the challenge of becoming the best vendor partner possible. With last year's exclusive ‘Best of the Best’ Award at LabelExpo in Brussels and now this year's Eugene Singer Award, we feel we have proven we have one of the best teams in all of digital label manufacturing. Both awards are the sum total of the efforts of every manager, supervisor, and employee, as well as their families.”

The Label Printers, Aurora, IL, won for the medium company category. This is the company’s fifth Singer Award. Says COO Lori Campbell, “…I truly believe that the [real] reward is in the report we receive from the Ratio Study. It is helpful to know how we fare against our competitors, but I also think that the competition isn’t actually against our friends in the industry but rather against ourselves. I want to know if we made improvements in the areas we identified last year or where our numbers might have slipped. The award is the icing on the cake and the experience of letting the employees receive the outside validation of their work.

Consolidated Label, Sanford, FL, won for the large company category. This is the company’s 12th Eugene Singer Award. President Joel Carmany says, “…I want to thank all of our employees for helping us build a company that has had solid sustained growth and performance since we began in 1984. And we have moved into a new headquarters of 170,000 square feet, which gives us the platform to continue our growth for years to come.”

TLMI president Frank Sablone says, “The TLMI Ratio Study is one of the greatest assets our converter members have. Participating companies repeatedly claim that the study and the customized report they receive every year as a result of taking part, are amongst the most valuable business tools available. I want to personally congratulate each of this year’s Singer Award winners.”

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