The Label Printers, a Large U.S. Converter, Celebrates 20 Years of ISO Registration
AURORA, Ill.—January 13, 2016—On Dec. 15, 2015, The Label Printers was presented with a plaque for 20 years of ISO certification from ISO registrar, DQS Inc.
The Label Printers is the largest supplier of UL labels in the world and one of the 100 largest converters in the U.S. The company understood the long-term value of ISO registration to its customers, and therefore to its business, registering originally to ISO 9002:1994. TLP has rigorously maintained registration through the updates to the ISO standard over the 20 years since then.
The company was recently presented with a plaque for their 20 years of partnership and certification with DQS Inc. for ISO 9001. "We chose to pursue ISO 20 years ago because of our longstanding relationship with UL, but also because we knew it was something that was going to become a requirement of many of our customers and a marketing tool for many prospective customers," stated Bill Kane, CEO of The Label Printers. "It was our pleasure to accept the award from DQS on behalf of all of our employees and to celebrate 20 years of ISO registration."
Diane Nehring, who is retiring after 28 years of service to TLP, was the company's quality manager for many years. She commented, "Bill made a good decision to become ISO registered before we were asked to do it. Every three years the whole system was audited for recertification, and twice every year we went through a surveillance process. It's a rigorous program, and good for our company."
TLP's current quality manager, Gina Ries, echoes Nehring's sentiments. "Our new ISO update is our third version, and we're proud to have maintained our registration through the updates to the ISO standard over the years. It's a good program for the company and for our customers."
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About The Label Printers
The Label Printers, headquartered in Aurora, Illinois, started in business in 1967, manufacturing simple label constructions in a 1,000-square-foot space, with one employee, serving the local Chicago market.
Today, the company has evolved into one of the 100 largest converters in the United States. The Label Printers owns and operates two facilities in Aurora, Illinois, manufacturing and distributing labels and packaging products to thousands of customers in 25 countries around the world. The company's quality systems are registered to ISO 9001 and are backed up by their 99.6 percent Quality Acceptance Rating.
The Label Printers is a member of NASPO International (North American Security Products Organization), CACP (Coalition Against Counterfeiting and Piracy), TLMI (Tag and Label Manufacturers Institute) and the FTA (Flexographic Technical Association).
About DQS Inc.
In order to support customers' growing global needs, Underwriter's Laboratories Inc. (UL), an independent certification and testing company working for a safer world since 1894, merged its Management Systems Solutions business with DQS in 2008. DQS GmbH was founded on Feb. 1, 1985 by the German Society for Quality (DGQ)) and (German Institute for Standardization (DIN) to be the first German registrar for the certification of management systems. The two companies merged in 2008 to form one of the top certification bodies in the world. As a result of this merger, DQS Inc. is able to provide global resources and highly skilled, local auditors.
ISO is an independent, non-governmental international organization with a membership of 162 national standards bodies. Through its members, it brings together experts to share knowledge and develop voluntary, consensus-based, market relevant International Standards that support innovation and provide solutions to global challenges.
International Standards make things work. They give world-class specifications for products, services and systems, to ensure quality, safety and efficiency. They are instrumental in facilitating international trade.
ISO has published more than 20 500 International Standards and related documents, covering almost every industry, from technology, to food safety, to agriculture and healthcare.
Source: The Label Printers.