FTA Honors Two Companies in Environmental Excellence Award Competition

RONKONKOMA, NY | The Flexographic Technical Assn. (FTA) has recognized two of its member companies in the 10th Annual FTA Environmental Excellence Award competition for their outstanding achievements. Specialty Printing of East Windsor, CT, took top honors in the competition with its process improvement initiatives, and Robbie Fantastic Flexibles of Lenexa, KS, earned an honorable mention.

Specialty Printing is a label manufacturer dedicated to the design and conversion of forms, labels and packaging products for the government, medical and retail industries. The facility implemented a recycling, conservation and cost savings project that boasts a significant positive impact on the environment.

Specialty Printing underwent its project to become a better steward of the environment and in response to the demands of its customers and suppliers. This was combined with the company’s effort to cut costs. As a result of this program, Specialty Printing was able to reduce running waste an average of one million fpm, reduce set-up times by more than half, and significantly reduce water consumption. This further amounted to an increased employee understanding and participation with conservation processes, according to the company.

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