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Supplier News - January 2013

January 2013
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Bobst Rescues Customer

ROSELAND, N.J.—On the eve of Hurricane Sandy on Monday, October 29th, it was "business as usual" for Dynamic Die Cutting & Finishing, located in Newark, N.J. Second generation owner-operators and brothers, George and John Esteva were in the middle of a highly time-sensitive diecutting job for a major customer when they lost power at 8 p.m., having only completed 75,000 sheets of their 125,000 job order.

The aftermath of Hurricane Sandy left much devastation in the Northeast. After two days without power and a job promised to a customer on Saturday, November 3, George and John were anxious to find a way to complete this job for their customer. On Wednesday, November 1 George decided to contact the Bobst office in Roseland, N.J., to see what assistance could be provided.

"Without power, we were desperate for help. I had no idea what to expect when I called Bobst and I did not know if Bobst had power," relays George. "After explaining our situation to Jorge Perez, within one hour, Bobst confirmed we could use their Novacut 106 to finish running our job, which needed to be diecut, stripped, and inserted into cartons. We trucked our job to the Bobst Roseland Demonstration and Training Center on Thursday and began working at 7 a.m. on Friday morning."

The Bobst Novacut 106 ran the job at an average of 6,000 sheets per hour. "Bobst really came through for us. We could not have done this job without their support," says George. "They provide remarkable service and support and we are thankful for this. I was breathing a little easier knowing that I could get my customer's job out. When we finished at Bobst, we went back to our business, which still had no power and the job was sorted, packed, then delivered to our customer by the requested deadline of Saturday, November 3rd."

Wilson Is Vendor of the Year

ST. LOUIS—Wilson Manufacturing was recognized as the FLAG Vendor of the Year for 2012 during the organization's second annual FLAG Members Meeting held in November. An acronym for Flexo Label Advantage Group, FLAG is a professional buying group for independently-owned and operated label converters.

 

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