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
When it comes to pressure sensitive adhesive tapes most of the time you think of rolls of tape, after all, everyone has used a roll of tape. When it comes to actually applying tape, however, most people use it in strips or in pieces, either to help mask a surface, close a box, or hold something in place. Although roll goods are certainly the easiest and most convenient way to buy and sell tape, when it comes to actually using the product, roll goods aren’t always the easiest or most efficient way to go. That’s where the specialty die-cutting services at Pro Tapes® comes into play.
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
In Chemistry class in school we are taught that the pH scale measures how acidic or basic a substance is. Vinegar is acidic while ammonia is basic. Pure water is neutral, neither acidic nor basic.
What does this have to do with adhesive tape? The acid in the composition of the adhesive can migrate to your precious artwork, your beautiful scrapbook projects or photos. Tapes that are not pH Neutral will most certainly cause imperfections to your work especially over time.
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
Over the past few years I’ve dealt with several matters in my personal life that put quite a bit of stress on me. My mother’s progressing dementia led to the need to move her into a long term care facility, that meant my 82 year old father would be living on his own and in need of his own periodic in-home care, and if this wasn’t enough, I was now the primary care giver for my aging uncle who has no family of his own to look after him. Dealing with 3 aging adults in need of different levels of care (and my time) who live in three different locations was beginning to take its toll. I found myself losing sleep, gaining weight and becoming more & more distracted from my responsibilities at work. Things had gotten to the point where my health was becoming a concern and I knew Continue reading
Pro Tapes® new packaging and label design is not just an artistic refresh, it’s designed with retail in mind. Our updated labels contain easy-to-read product information in a standardized format and include a UPC barcode making Pro Tapes® products even more retail-friendly. Our standard finishing includes a clear PET film wrapping to protect each individual roll of tape and make removal of the label clean and easy.
The standardized layout of our new labels are designed to Continue reading
Pro Tapes® most recent investments add a new level of versatility to our already formidable arsenal of state of the art converting equipment.
With our recent additions to our production line-up, our new G&A RT800 and ALS dual mandrel automated lathe slitter, Pro Tapes® is taking it to a whole new level of speed and flexibility when it comes to service and quality. Continue reading
In the world of gaffers tape, not all products are created equal. For 40 years Pro Gaff® has been setting the standard and leading the pack. What sets Pro Gaff® apart from all other gaffers tape is engineering and technology…That’s right, there’s technology in every roll of Pro Gaff®! Synthetic Rubber Adhesive Technology.
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: Continue reading