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Strong Corporate Leadership, Employee Development Cited in Manufacturer of Year Win
March 4, 2014


New business growth, community involvement and operational excellence propel the company
to its second MOTY grand award

MENOMONEE FALLS, Wis. (March 4, 2014) — Strong corporate leadership – one that is not afraid to invest in new technology, process improvement and developing employees – was a deciding factor in Tailored Label Products securing its second Wisconsin Manufacturer of the Year Grand Award (MOTY). The Menomonee Falls-based manufacturer of high-performance labels, tags and die-cut adhesives won the award last week, which recognizes Wisconsin manufacturers for exceptional innovation, philanthropy, commitment to customer satisfaction and job creation.

In the award ceremony, it was noted that TLP’s application stood out to the judges since it clearly and concisely demonstrated TLP’s operational excellence and dedication to continuous improvement. This marks the second time that TLP has won the award; it previously won in 2005.

TLP earned its award in the small company category, open to manufacturers with 1 to 99 employees. The award winners, selected from among 34 total nominees in four size categories, were revealed Feb. 27 at a black-tie banquet at The Pfister Hotel in Milwaukee.

“I am absolutely honored that TLP has been recognized with this very prestigious award for a second time. This achievement is a testament to our innovative manufacturing processes and dedicated team of professionals, without whom this would not have been possible. I thank them all from the bottom of my heart,” said Tailored Label Products CEO Mike Erwin.

TLP is continually recognized as one of Wisconsin’s best workplaces. In addition to the MOTY award, TLP has also...

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Tailored Label Products, Inc. Wins 2013 Wisconsin Manufacturer of the Year Grand Award
February 27, 2014


Milwaukee – Tailored Label Products, Inc. is one of nine Wisconsin companies awarded a prestigious Wisconsin Manufacturer of the Year Award. The winners were announced Thursday night at a black tie banquet honoring the 34 nominees.

Tailored Label Products, Inc. (TLP) produces high performance labels, custom labels, die cut adhesives, short run and long run labels and unique bonding solutions. Headquartered in Menomonee Falls and with a location in Suwanee, Georgia, the 83 dedicated employees at Tailored Label Products produce labels that are custom engineered around the demands of their customers’ applications. From short-run digital labels to full production runs, market applications include OEMs, electrical, automotive, outdoor power equipment, point-of-purchase and biomedical labels.

Tailored Label is an ISO-9001 registered certified custom manufacturer of UL labels, CSA labels, warning labels, digital labels, custom labels and die cut adhesives. TLP has onboarded a record number of new customers in 2013, which follows their trend of adding 100+ new accounts every year for the past five years. Their application stood out to the judges since it clearly and concisely demonstrated their operational excellence and dedication to continuous improvement. The judges felt these two categories showcased Tailored Label’s strong corporate leadership, one that is not afraid to invest in new technology and process improvement.

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Jeff Kerlin Named President and COO of Tailored Label Products
January 27, 2014


MENOMONEE FALLS, WI (Jan 27, 2014) – Tailored Label Products, Inc. (TLP), manufacturer of high-performance labels, tags, and die-cut adhesives, announced today the promotion of Jeff Kerlin to President and COO. Kerlin has been a nine-year member of the TLP executive management team and most recently became a part of the ownership group.

Given Kerlin’s strong leadership and industry experience, he will be responsible for the day-to-day management of TLP, overseeing execution of all go to market and operational activities … ultimately enhancing the TLP brand and services...


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TLP Named "Best of the Best"
November 5, 2013


MENOMONEE FALLS, WI (November 5, 2013) – Tailored Label Products, Inc. (TLP), a manufacturer of custom labels and die cut adhesives, is pleased to announce they have been named Best of the Best Workplace in the Americas 2013 competition for their exemplary human resource practices....

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Tailored Label Products, Inc. Places in the Inc. 5000
August 27, 2013


MENOMONEE FALLS, WI (August 26, 2013) – Tailored Label Products, Inc. (TLP), a manufacturer of custom labels and die cut adhesives, is pleased to announce that they have placed 4749 in the Inc. 5000 ranking.

Inc. magazine measures the fastest-growing companies in the United States and welcomes them to the famous Inc. 5000 list...

Check out the full list!
www.inc.com

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Visit TLP at Booth #1246 at the ATX Midwest Expo
August 16, 2013


Visit us at Booth 1246 at the Automation Technology Expo Midwest September 10-12th for the most up-to-date information on our innovative, custom label products.

Booth demonstrations include on-demand thermal transfer print systems for barcodes, asset tags and product identification. UL Recognized and CSA approved print systems.

Register online today!
www.ATXmidwest.com



TLP Receives 2013 GEA Excellence Awards
June 28, 2013


PEWAUKEE, WI (June 19, 2013) – The Great Lakes Graphics Association (GLGA) has announced that Tailored Label Products (TLP) of Menomonee Falls is an award winner in the 2013 Graphics Excellence Awards competition.

The judging was concluded on April 11, 2013 with nearly 1,000 print entries in the competition. The GEA competition is one of the largest printing competitions in the nation.
TLP received two Award of Excellence recognitions in the competition for Flexo Narrow Web Labels and Wraps...

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TLP Names Jeff Kerlin Chief Operating Officer
May 15, 2013


MENOMONEE FALLS, WI (May 13, 2013) – Tailored Label Products (TLP) announced today the promotion of Jeff Kerlin to COO. Kerlin has previously served as Vice President and General Manager for TLP and has been a member of the TLP executive management team for the past eight years...

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Visit TLP at Booth #943 at the ATX/Plastec South Show
January 17, 2013


Visit us at Booth #943 at the ATX/Plastec South Show, March 6-7, 2013 at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Florida.

TLP will be showcasing a wide array of products, along with featuring live demonstrations of our thermal transfer print systems.

Register today!

www.PlastecSouth.com



TLP Wins “Best Workplaces” from Printing Industries of America
December 20, 2012


Tailored Label Products, Inc. (TLP), a custom manufacturer of labels and die cut adhesives, is proud to announce they have been named to the Printing Industries of America’s 2012 Best Workplaces roster. Additionally, TLP was honored as one of thirteen companies in North America to receive the “Best of the Best” designation.

The Printing Industries of America’s (PIA) Best Workplaces program is designed to recognize graphic arts companies for their outstanding human relations efforts, which in turn contribute to a successful workplace...

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TLP Holiday Hours
December 19, 2012


In celebration of the upcoming holidays, TLP will be closed on the following dates (Please be sure to plan your orders accordingly):

• Monday, December 24
• Tuesday, December 25

• Monday, December 31
• Tuesday, January 1

Wishing you a safe and joyful holiday season!



TLP "Pays it Forward" This Holiday Season
December 19, 2012


In an effort to "Pay it Forward" this holiday season, TLP employees recently completed a food drive to benefit the Menomonee Falls Area Food Pantry. In 2011, the Menomonee Falls Area Food Pantry served 590 households, totaling 1,545 individuals.

At the close of this year's food drive, TLP employees donated 1,050 pounds of food!



TLP Named Silver Sponsor at Robotics Alley 2012
October 10, 2012


Tailored Label Products is excited to announce its sponsorship of the Robotics Alley 2012 Conference. We will be joining leading companies, organizations, universities, and individuals that are working together through Robotics Alley and involved in some of the world’s most innovative and promising robotics projects. Visit www.roboticsalley.org to find out more and register to join us on November 15!



Tailored Label Products, Inc. Announces Acquisition
September 5, 2012


Tailored Label Products, Inc. (TLP), a custom manufacturer of engineered labels and die cut adhesives, announced that it has acquired the Label Products Division of Stratix Corporation, a world class and respected leader in enterprise mobility solutions to Fortune 500 clients...

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TLP Welcomes Another New Regional Application Engineer
July 17, 2012


Tailored Label Products, Inc. (TLP), a custom manufacturer of labels and die cut adhesives, is happy to announce and welcome Trevor Lambert as a Regional Application Engineer. Mr. Lambert will be responsible for increasing TLP’s national presence while maintaining relationships with prospects and customers in the North Carolina region...

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Satisfaction Surveys Help the Fight Against Cancer
June 29, 2012


Starting the month of July 2010, for every TLP Customer Satisfaction Survey completed online, $5 will be donated to the Susan G. Komen for the Cure fund.

TLP customers receive survey links via email. Watch our news tab for updates on donation totals and place a label order so you, too, can help the fight against breast cancer!

Donation Grand Total as of 6/29/12...$490!!!



TLP Recognized, Once Again, in Two Regional Competitions
May 21, 2012


Tailored Label Products, Inc. (TLP), a custom manufacturer of engineered labels and die cut adhesives, has been honored, once again this spring, in two regional competitions:

1.Great Lakes Graphics Association (GLGA) 2012 Graphics Excellence Awards: Three Awards of Excellence

2. The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel “Top 100 Workplaces” in Southeastern Wisconsin Award...

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TLP to Exhibit at WMEP Manufacturing Matters! 2012
April 27, 2012


Visit us at Manufacturing Matters! 2012 on Wednesday, May 9th at the Frontier Airlines Center/Milwaukee for the most up-to-date information on our innovative, custom label products and adhesive bonding solutions.

For more information or to register visit www.manufacturingmatters.org



Visit TLP at Booth #942 at the Assembly & Automation Expo
April 12, 2012


Visit us at Booth #942 at the Assembly and Automation Technology Expo, June 19-21st at McCormick Place in Chicago, for the most up-to-date information on our innovative, custom label products.

Booth demonstrations include on-demand thermal transfer print systems for barcodes, asset tags and product identification. UL Recognized and CSA approved print systems.

Register online today! Receive a complimentary pass by using Promo Code: XG

www.AATExpo.com



TLP Wins “Best Workplaces” from Printing Industries of America
December 27, 2011


Tailored Label Products, Inc. (TLP), a manufacturer of custom labels and adhesive components, received recognition for their superior work environment when the Printing Industries of America awarded them as one of the 2011 Best Workplaces in America.

The Printing Industries of America presents these awards to companies in the United States and Canada on an annual basis. Each entry is judged in eight key human relations areas...

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TLP Receives First Place Award in Annual TLMI Competition
October 27, 2011


Tailored Label Products, Inc. (TLP), a custom manufacturer of engineered labels and die-cut adhesives, was recognized at the 34th Annual Awards Competition presented by the Tag and Label Manufacturers Institute, Inc. (TLMI) at their annual meeting in Scottsdale, Arizona earlier this month.

TLP came away with first place honors in the Flexography-Line/Non-Prime category for their efforts on a fine print, multi-language, harsh environment warning label. According to TLMI, “The Annual Awards Competition aims to stimulate innovative printing and to recognize technical achievement in all areas of the narrow web industry.” ...

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Visit TLP in Booth E at the Wisconsin Manufacturing & Technology Show
August 22, 2011


Visit us in Booth E at the Wisconsin Manufacturing and Technology Show, October 4-6th, at the Wisconsin Exposition Center at State Fair Park.

The show will feature more than 100,000 square feet of the latest technology helping to keep manufacturing lean, productive, and profitable!

Register online today!
www.ExpoProductionsInc.com



TLP Honored at the 2011 PIW Graphic Excellence Awards
May 23, 2011


Competing against nearly 800 exceptional entries in the PIW 2011 Graphics Excellence Awards, TLP was acknowledged in three categories: Flexographic Narrow Web Labels, Digital Printing – On Demand, and Special Innovations. “We are so proud of our winning team,” said Mike Erwin, president of TLP. “It’s an honor to be recognized by the industry as a company that produces top quality, award winning materials.” This is the first time TLP has been an award winner in the annual competition.

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TLP Named One of the "Top 100 Workplaces" by the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
May 23, 2011


TLP was recently named as one of the Journal Sentinel’s “Top 100 Workplaces” in Southeastern Wisconsin. Based on anonymous employee satisfaction surveys, the annual awards highlight true leaders in developing a positive working environment. TLP ranked fifth overall in the small company category. This is the second time TLP has achieved this honor.

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TLP Earns Tier 1 Automotive Quality System Certification Renewal
April 18, 2011


TLP has earned a renewal of their Tier 1 Automotive Quality System Certification (ISO/TS 16949:2009). Following the company’s initial Tier 1 certification in 2009, TLP’s automotive components sales have increased 30%.

“This rigorous process reliability standard assures our customers that TLP is dedicated to providing the highest level of service and quality…even for companies that are not required to meet Tier 1 requirements,” said Mike Erwin, president of TLP…

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TLP Increases Capacity at Menomonee Falls Plant
March 7, 2011


TLP has announced the planned expansion of their Menomonee Falls manufacturing facility. The increase in plant capacity will allow TLP to continue to invest in new technology and label and adhesive product innovations.

This will be the fourth expansion TLP has undergone within the last six years. This latest undertaking will increase TLP’s size to 55,900 square feet. The expansion will be completed in March 2011...

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Happy Holidays from Tailored Label Products!
December 15, 2010


One of the greatest joys for TLP during this season is the opportunity to say thank you to all of our customers and friends and to wish you all the very best
in the coming New Year.

Wishing you a safe and
joyful holiday season!




Visit us at Booth 120 at the AATExpo
July 13, 2010
AATExpo.com

Visit us at Booth 120 at the Assembly and Automation Technology Expo September 28-30th for the most up-to-date information on our innovative, custom label products.

Booth demonstrations include on-demand thermal transfer print systems for barcodes, asset tags and product identification. UL Recognized and CSA approved print systems.

Register online today!

www.AATExpo.com



TLP Named One of the Top 10 Workplaces in Southeastern Wisconsin
May 26, 2010


Tailored Label Products was named one of the Top 100 Workplaces in Southeastern Wisconsin, ranking 4th among the Small Business Division.

The company also earned special recognition under the “Collegiality” category for teamwork. “We have high expectations for our employees, but we also recognize the importance of a family atmosphere and an open line of communication with management. We want our employees to know we value their contributions,” said Mike Erwin, co-owner and president of Tailored Label Products, Inc.

The award, sponsored by the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, is unusual in the fact that company employees are surveyed anonymously about their feelings of the company. At TLP, 48 out of 63 employees returned surveys ranking the company in a variety of categories such as how valued they feel, how flexible their working conditions are, etc.

This is the eighth award TLP has received for being a good place to work, in addition to numerous awards recognizing their quality manufacturing and community service.
TLP has carved out industry-leading niches through innovative product development and by manufacturing custom engineered label and pressure-sensitive parts for electronics, automotive, aerospace, medical, biotech and industrial applications.



TLP Honored as 2010 Business Partner of the Year
March 22, 2010


The United Way of Waukesha County has announced Tailored Label Products as the 2010 Business Partner of the Year for their outstanding work with the community including Second Chance Partners of Education and their own Meals-On-Wheels for Cancer program.

Mike Erwin, TLP's president, has been named the 2010 Bruce Gill Executive Volunteer of the Year. Mike's community support through his company's Touching the Lives of People program, as well as the other non-profit boards he serves on has shown the way for many other business executives to lead their organizations by example.

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TLP named a 2009 Best of Best Workplace in the Americas
February 25, 2010


Tailored Label Products has been named a Best of the Best Workplace by the Printing Industries of America/Graphic Arts Technical Foundation.

This outstanding achievement is another step up from the previous three years' awards for Best Workplace. TLP continues to refine it's human relations practices to stay in tuned with today's workforce.

Printing Industries of America/Graphic Arts Technical Foundation (PIA/GATF) is the world's largest graphic arts trade association. www.piagatf.org



Tailored Label Awarded National Association of Manufacturers Trowbridge Award
October 12, 2009


TLP was the proud recipient of the 2009 NAM Sandy Trowbridge Award for Community Service Excellence this past week.

The Trowbridge Award is named after the late Sandy Trowbridge, former Secretary of Commerce who served as president of the NAM from 1979 to 1989. Trowbridge was known for his decisiveness and leadership on behalf of manufacturing and also for his commitment to community service.

"One of TLP's core beliefs is that executives must lead their organizations by example," said TLP President Mike Erwin. "Through our team, we learn about opportunities to reach out to help our employees, our customers and our community."

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TLP's New Look at AT Expo
October 7, 2009


Thank You to all TLP customers and guests for making the 2009 AT Expo a huge success.

TLP unveiled a more "technological look" to the world with a completely new booth configuration. Visitors enjoyed hearing updates on TLP products and playing Frisbee Golf for a chance to win a prize.

Congratulations, Maryann Ohr of Lovejoy. You are the winner of a brand new Ipod!

For product information updates anytime visit www.tailoredlabelproducts.com.



TLP Awarded #1 Company in Waukesha County
June 1, 2009
Awarded by The Waukesha County Chamber of Commerce

Waukesha County Chamber of Commerce has named Tailored Label Products as the #1 company on the prestigious list of 2009 Top 10 Businesses within Waukesha County!
TLP was judged in the categories of Customer Focus, Community Service and Employee Relations.
Surprised President, Mike Erwin, accepted the award on behalf of TLP, and in his emotional acceptance speech praised his "dedicated crew" for making this accomplishment possible.

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TLP Celebrates First Employee's Silver Anniversary
March 9, 2009


Jean Tabbert, Tailored Label Product's Sr. Accountant, celebrated 25 years of dedicated service with the company at the end of February 2009.

Jean's career with TLP started out as volunteer work, literally. She donated her time and talents to a vision of success created by original owners, Marv Weiss and Todd Bence. Since then, Tailored (with leadership from current owners Bence and Mike Erwin) has evolved into a medium sized custom label manufacturing company with 64 employees and a positive outlook toward the future; an accomplishment only attainable with employees like Jean Tabbert.

Tailored Label is proud to have such a dedicated, loyal employee, who's work ethic and integrity has set the example in TLP's organization for so many years.

Jean, we sincerely thank you for your years of dedicated service to Tailored Label Products.



TLP Earns ISO / TS Certification
March 5, 2009


TLP earned ISO / TS 16949 certification on February 11, 2009. ISO TS 16949 is a quality system standard for the global automotive industry and is required to Tier 1 suppliers.

All of our customers benefit from this certification. Implementing ISO / TS 16949 makes our processes streamlined to eliminate waste, reduce labor and increase overall efficiencies.

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TLP named Best Workplace in the Americas 2008
February 20, 2009


For the third year in a row, Tailored Label Products has once again been named a Best Workplace by the Printing Industries of America / Graphic Arts Technical Foundation.

This outstanding achievement is a testimony to the exemplary human relations practices excercised daily at Tailored Label.


Printing Industries of America/Graphic Arts Technical Foundation (PIA/GATF) is the world's largest graphic arts trade association. www.piagatf.org



TLP 2008 William Pierce Award recipient!
February 19, 2009


Tailored Label Products was awarded the 2008 William Pierce Award by the Menomonee Falls School District for their commitment to the Second Chance Program, a non-traditional learning and employment opportunity for at-risk students. It is another positive way for students to develop life skills. The students enroll for a two-year study. They rotate to four different manufacturers, working a six-hour day followed by two hours of classroom instruction. The employer agrees to pay the wage for an eight-hour day in addition to an annual fee to cover the cost of the program administration. TLP is currently mentoring it’s 3rd student.

Due to economic challenges facing the community, the 2nd Chance classroom provided by a local manufacturer was discontinued (a local plant closing)…so our team stepped up and helped design and make available a full time classroom for the 14 local participants and their instructor.



Tailored Label named 2008 WI Friends of Education Award Winner
February 19, 2009


"You get some feisty, exuberant young kids who are excited about seeing the real business world. I would pay for Second Chance out of my own pocket if I had to," ...spoken directly from the heart of TLP's President, Mike Erwin.

After a quote like this, there should be no question as to why Wisconsin named Tailored Label Products the 2008 Friends of Education Award winner...but just in case there is, read on!

Read more.

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TLP - Your Resource for UL Recognized Labels
September 14, 2008


Tailored Label Products offers over 200 label combinations that are UL (Underwriters Laboratory) Recognized for high performance, demanding environments.

TLP is proud to maintain a partnership with UL providing preprinted and print on-demand label combinations designed to withstand your severe environment.

Our in-house engineers take the guess work out of providing you with UL recognized labels ensuring your product is UL compliant. We make it simplier for you to understand the UL requirements and get answers to UL related questions.

Call us today 1-800-727-1344

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TLP wins WORLD LABEL ASSOCIATION award
February 27, 2007
Awarded by FINAT, TLMI, JFLP and LATMA

WORLD LABEL ASSOCIATION
Presents the Electronic Printing
Excellence in Technical Achievement in Printing To
Tailored Label Products Inc.
For: Cambria
2006


In its seventeenth year, the winners of the World Label Association Awards Competition are chosen from a group comprised of first-place winners from association label competitions around the globe including TLMI, the Japanese Label Foundation (JFLP), FINAT, and the Australian Label Association (LATMA). Label samples from companies are judged against each other in a variety of categories to determine the ‘World’s Best Labels.’

Related links:
www.tlmi.com
www.finat.com
www.latma.com





TLP awarded at the TLMI 2006 Label Awards
October 10, 2006
Awarded by TLMI

Click here to view all of the 2006 TLMI Label Award Winners from TLMI.

First Place, North American
Tailored Label Products
Plateless printing, household goods (See Image)

Second Place, North American
Tailored Label Products
Plateless printing, household goods

Honorable Mention, North American
Tailored Label Products
Plateless printing, household goods



TLP wins WI Manufacturer of the Year Award
March 13, 2006
TLP Press Release

Tailored Label Products took home a grand award at the annual Manufacturer of the Year competition. In all, nine companies were honored during a banquet at the Pfister Hotel attended by about 320 people. Forty companies were nominated for this year's awards, sponsored by Wisconsin Manufacturers & Commerce, the state's biggest business lobbying group, along with the law firm Michael Best & Friedrich and the accounting and consulting firm Virchow, Krause & Co....

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