Smart Packaging is one of the hot new trends that both excite and confuse owners. The more you understand about this emerging industry, the more you’ll see how it fits into your current - and future - packaging strategy.Read More
Rock Around the Block - The Blog of Rock LaManna
Topics: Converting Industry
As we assembled this year’s contributions to our 2016 industry predictions, we found fewer submissions. Perhaps the end of the year is too busy of a time, perhaps people are a bit uncertain of what the future will hold. However, the submissions we did receive are in-depth, interesting and insightful. It’s definitely quality over quantity - enjoy!Read More
At the age of 26, I was named President of a converting business - a company about to lose 90 percent of its revenue. Here’s the story of how I came out on the other side a more enlightened, innovative business owner.Read More
One of the more successful businesses in the label printing industry doesn’t own a single press. NTI Data has carved out a highly successful niche as a reseller, but it’s their expertise in the products they deliver that differentiates them from the rest.
When people refer to Sohn Manufacturing, they tend to lump them in with other label companies, but don’t be misled. You can experience growth in the label or printing industry – often explosive growth – and you don’t have to be a “label company” at all. It’s all based on finding the right niche.
What's in store for the printing and converting industries for 2014? I floated that question out to experts in the field and received a wide range of responses, the funniest being, "If I knew the answer, I'd be retired by now." Check out what some of the industry's brightest prognosticate for 2014!
I recently highlighted the industry consolidation trends that could pose a threat to owners in the converting industry. I was discussing these trends with a friend in the business, and answered with what you’d consider natural skepticism. Natural, but when you consider consolidation history in the US, not healthy.
Fear is a four-letter word in the business world. It prompts bad decisions, irrational thought, and poor strategy. However, a little fear might be in order for owners who aren’t taking any type of strategic action in light of the consolidation occurring in the converting industry.
If there’s one thing I gleaned from the recent International Converting Expo (ICE) in Orlando, it’s that there are a lot of regional players in the converting global market. And these regional players have a lot of potential – but only if they understand how to take advantage of it.
Topics: Converting Industry
I recently spoke with Rory Johnson, a Vice President of Commercial Lending at Central Bank. Rory and I have been long-time friends, so I thought I’d ask him for his perspective on what’s hindering many businesses. It was no surprise that we eventually drifted to an old familiar theme: Managing cash flow.