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4 reasons Pro Tapes® focuses on community

Throughout our 40 years in business, Pro Tapes® has always had a strong belief in social responsibility and maintaining positive relationships with the community in which we operate.
Our Community Outreach Responsibility Empowerment program (C.O.R.E), fosters an environment within our company that encourages our employees to do the same.

Here are 4 reasons why ProTapes is committed to being a community minded business:

1. Boost Employee Morale
Employees who know they are a part of an organization that not only cares about them as individuals, but cares about the communities they live in, the schools their children attend and the playgrounds their children play in, not only enjoy a greater peace of mind, but also a great sense of pride in the company they work for. At ProTapes our average tenure of employment is well beyond that of our industry standard, due in large part to our employees great sense of loyalty to a company that treats them and their community with respect and support.
2. Building connections and networking
Participation in various philanthropic initiatives helps to build a broader network of contacts within the business community, creating opportunities to find new customers and new suppliers. People and companies that mutually participate in philanthropic organizations tend to build a mutual trust and respect for one another, which are essential factors for doing business with one another. Protapes will also look to broaden our relationships with other companies that support the same charitable causes that we support, often times these broader relationships lead to new mutually beneficial business opportunities.
3. Builds respect for your brand and a positive imagine for your company
Companies that contribute to the greater good of the community, earn the respect and trust of the people who live within those communities, and often times these very same people are decision makers and leaders of various companies in and around the same community. ProTapes has earned a sterling reputation within our community and has benefited by building a strong level of trust and respect with many key members of the communities we support, who have now also become our valued customers.
4. Customers Prefer Socially responsible Companies
If given the choice of purchasing the same goods or services from a company that is social responsible or from one who has little to no investment within the community, consumers will choose to do business with socially active companies nearly 85% of the time. ProTapes decision to be a responsible corporate citizen wasn’t driven by our desire to find new customers, but there is no question that our community activities have certainly helped gain new customers who respect and appreciate what we do for our community.

Featured Examples

Minding Our Business Program for at-risk youth in Trenton

Pro Tapes® is proud to announce third annual sponsorship of Minding Our Business (M.O.B), which provides at risk elementary aged school children with an opportunity to … read more

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Salvation Army of New Brunswick

Pro Tapes® has been partnered with the Salvation Army of New Brunswick since 2014. We donate, fundraise and volunteer for various events annually, some of which include: Summer Day Camps, read more

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Wheeler’s for the Wounded & Heroes on the Water, NJ Chapters

Wheeler’s for the Wounded is a nationwide charitable organization that provides a therapeutic day of off road trail rides for our country’s military veterans. Heroes on the Water is also an organization that helps the warriors relax, rehabilitate and reintegrate through kayak fishing and the outdoors read more

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Step by Step Instructions on How to Load the Pro ATG HD Dispenser

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When it comes to die cutting material, with or without pressure sensitive adhesive (PSA), two of the more commonly used methods are flatbed die cutting & rotary die cutting. When choosing which method is best suited for producing your die cut parts, it’s always great to have options and at Pro Tapes & Specialties, we always have the right tool for the job.

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Supplies:

  • Fluorescent Pro Gaff
  • Glow Gaffers
  • Sticks
  • Planter
  • Floral Foam
  • Creative Imagination

Making the Rose

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4 Advantages to Selling Rolls of Tape Small Enough to Fit In Your Pocket

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ProTapes has responded to that demand for smaller consumer goods by creating smaller “pocket” versions of our top selling ProGaff gaffers tape as well as a variety of our glow products. These items are available on a smaller, one inch inner diameter core instead of the standard three inch inner diameter core.

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