My summer internship at Pro Tapes & Specialties, Inc.® gave me a firsthand look at the key aspects of running a successful business. Pro Tapes® 150,000 sq. ft. facility holds a massive production floor which is where I started as a packer. I advanced to a machine assistant, and then spent my remaining time working in the marketing department, where I worked on a variety of projects. I was provided a unique prospective, having worked in both the production and marketing department. These are the 5 key lessons my time at Pro Tapes® taught me about what it takes to make an organization successful. Continue reading
For over forty years, Pro Tapes® has provided our customers with high-quality products that are proudly manufactured in the U.S.A., and distributed across the globe. Far too often, you read about U.S. based manufacturers moving their production overseas to take advantage of tax loopholes, or cheap foreign labor, but outsourcing and offshoring have never been part of our strategic planning.
There are many reasons why Pro Tapes® calls the U.S.A. home, but here are the top five reasons we have chosen to stay red, white, and blue.
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…It’s every job hunter’s dream to hear these words. Whether your dream job is a Slitting Machine Operator, Customer Service Rep or Director of Operation, landing that job isn’t always an easy task, but here are some helpful hints I have found over the years as someone who has recruited and interviewed folks at Pro Tapes® from entry level packers, shipping and receiving clerks to Quality Control Managers. Continue reading
Pro Tapes® will be an exhibitor this year at GlobalShop 2018 which is being held at McCormick Place in Chicago, IL. Visit us at booth #1843 from Tuesday, March 27th through Thursday the 29th, and learn more about our services and capabilities.
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An essential part of an Operations Managers job is to ensure that your production process flows in an efficient and effective manner. Understanding that providing timely delivery and high quality products, while balancing the need to maintain cost is no easy task. That’s why it’s critical to identify and partner with vendors who not only share your values when it comes to service & quality, but understand the problems that are unique and specific to each individual business. Uncovering issues, either in your production process, material flow or quality is the key to continued success, and working with a reliable vendor who can help furnish solutions to the problems that get uncovered is essential. Pro Tapes® has long established itself as a leader in providing our customers with practical solutions to their unique problems that help promote their success. Whether we furnish your pressure sensitive tape needs, handle complex contract converting or packaging/finishing projects, we can assist with improving your business.
Here are three of the top reasons you should consider partnering with the Pro’s® at Pro Tapes®: Continue reading
When it comes to connecting with our customers, Pro Tapes® has always been focused on providing world class customer service. For 40 years our service model has been to combine high quality products with outstanding service at fair prices. As our customer’s needs have changed throughout the years, Pro Tapes® has evolved in order to meet these ever changing service requirements. Our Customer Service Department has evolved along with our organization, from a department that at one time simply processed orders and provided delivery lead-times, to a full service Inside Sales Department. We are now staffed with problem solvers who are empowered to help provide our customers with application solutions by anticipating and addressing customer needs proactively.
“Customer Service is not a Department, It’s an Attitude”
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Throughout your personal and professional life you’ll be confronted with a number of issues or obstacles that will challenge you and if you’re not careful, they’ll consume you to the point where you no longer feel you can function without them invading your every thought. Far too often we allow the everyday obstacles that life puts in our way to become larger and more daunting then they actually are. They steal sleep away from us at night, they rob us of our personal time with family & friends, and the take away our productivity at work. One of the more effective tools for limiting the negative impact that everyday issues can present is being able to master distinctions, the subtle yet important differences that often get blurred or overlooked when confronted by difficult or uncomfortable situations. Continue reading
Ask a savvy cash manager what environment in a manufacturing company is likely to result in the fewest cash flow headaches, and the response may be, “A stable 2 to 3% growth company with high gross margins relative to industry standards.” Why would he or she not choose a high-tech company, with double-digit growth potential? Could it be the constant drain on cash? Continue reading
I was fortunate enough to be born with some size and a little bit of talent, which I was again fortunate enough to parlay into a football scholarship to the University of Pittsburgh. Like most college students, I learned quite a bit in the class room. Some of the more valuable lessons I learned and carry with me to this day, however, I learned from being a member of a football team. I know there are a lot former athletes who have gone onto great individual success in the business world but to me the unique challenge is getting a company, made up of athletes & non-athletes alike, to function and perform like a championship team. Here are the 5 most important things that football taught me about business. Continue reading