3 Things I Look for in a Pro Tapes® Candidate

The job market is crazy these days! Employers are finding it difficult to fill open positions with qualified candidates, yet qualified candidates are having a challenging time getting interviews, and everyone is frustrated. 

What do we look for in a candidate at Pro Tapes®?

When I am interviewing a candidate, these are the three things I look for, regardless of the role:

#1: Commitment

Our customers are counting on us, and if we are short-staffed, that means we can’t get product out the door and we are letting them down. 

#2: Motivation

In order to continue to grow our business, we need employees who are self-motivated, excited to learn, and want to grow with us.  We have many advancement opportunities, and I like to see employees who take advantage of that.

#3: Teamwork

There isn’t any role at Pro Tapes that does not require some level of teamwork, so much so that it is one of our Core Values.  If you cannot effectively work with others, then you won’t be successful at Pro Tapes®.

Once I am confident that a candidate demonstrates these qualities, then I explore role-specific skills and accomplishments. After all, a strong foundation is necessary to build and grow successfully!


If this sounds like an environment you would thrive in, please reach out to us at hr@protapes.com.

3 Ways Pro Tapes® Supports Learning & Development

“Learning never exhausts the mind.”

– Leonardo da Vinci

In today’s high tech, fast-changing world, learning and development are essential to stay competitive. This applies whether you’re at work or at home. Think about the last update for your phone and you will realize just how important learning and adapting are! 

At Pro Tapes®, we provide learning opportunities for our employees based on the position they are currently in, the position they aspire to, and any other skills they would like to learn to better themselves. Today, we’ll share a few examples of how we support learning at Pro Tapes®.

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Shurtape Technologies, LLC, Acquires Pro Tapes & Specialties, Inc.



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Shurtape Technologies, LLC, Acquires Pro Tapes & Specialties, Inc.

-Transaction poised to accelerate growth for both companies through increased investments in manufacturing capacity, sales efforts and marketing activities-

HICKORY, NC – (December 5, 2022) – Shurtape Technologies, LLC, an industry-leading producer of pressure-sensitive tapes, today announces the acquisition of Pro Tapes & Specialties, Inc., a tape manufacturer and converter that services a variety of markets, including graphic arts, library and school supply, precision die-cutting and fabricating, contract and custom converting, retail and general industrial. The culmination of a nearly two-decade partnership, the transaction brings together two companies that share a relentless commitment to exceptional product quality and innovation as well as industry-leading customer service.

“For almost 20 years, Shurtape and Pro Tapes have maintained a unique and highly successful sales and marketing alliance, and this acquisition represents the next logical step in our journey together,” said Vuk Trivanovic, CEO of Shurtape Technologies. “Now working together more closely than ever, we expect to accelerate our combined growth by delivering even greater value to our customers through strategic investments in manufacturing capacity, IT capabilities and sales and marketing initiatives.”

Founded in 1977 to service motion picture and theatrical production firms in New York City, Pro Tapes quickly became one of the largest manufacturers and innovators of premium tape products designed specifically for use in the Arts & Entertainment industry. Today, the company offers a full spectrum of converting capabilities and end-to-end manufacturing solutions, servicing customers and markets in countries all over the globe.

“We are excited about the future and look forward to the growth that this continued partnership makes possible for our businesses, employees and valued customers,” said Ed Miller, President of Pro Tapes & Specialties. “Together, we remain dedicated to delivering unmatched innovation, service and quality to the industries we serve and look forward to providing our customers with a broad range of product options and enhanced service capabilities to meet their ever-evolving needs.”

Pro Tapes will become a subsidiary of Shurtape Technologies and continue to operate its facility in North Brunswick, N.J. The management teams and employees at both Pro Tapes and Shurtape will remain unchanged, ensuring there will be no disruptions in communications, service, product development or sales coverage.

Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

For more information on Shurtape Technologies, visit ShurtapeTech.com. For more information on Pro Tapes, visit ProTapes.com.



Based in Hickory, N.C., Shurtape Technologies, LLC, is an industry-leading manufacturer and marketer of adhesive tape and consumer home and office products, with facilities in the United States, United Kingdom, Germany, Mexico, Peru, United Arab Emirates, China and Australia. Together, our subsidiaries serve numerous markets, including industrial/MRO, building and construction, packaging, electrical, stucco, HVAC, professional paint, automotive, marine, aerospace, arts and entertainment, graphic arts, sound control, medical, DIY, home and office, and retail. In addition to specialty adhesive solutions, Shurtape Technologies offers products under recognizable brand names such as Duck®, FrogTape®, T-Rex®, Painter’s Mate®, Shurtape® and Kip®. Learn more at ShurtapeTech.com.


Headquartered in North Brunswick, N.J., Pro Tapes & Specialties is a tape manufacturer and adhesive tape converter with over 45 years of experience. Founded in 1977 to service the motion picture and theatrical productions in New York City, Pro Tapes quickly became one of the largest manufacturers and innovators of premium tape products designed specifically for use in the Arts & Entertainment industry. Today, the company offers a full spectrum of converting capabilities and end-to-end manufacturing solutions servicing customers and markets in countries all over the globe. Learn more at ProTapes.com.

Shadow Box Framing with Pro Tapes®

Today, we’re sharing some tips and tricks for shadow box framing for first timers! This is a great framing option for displaying multiple keepsakes or collectibles. Nicole will walk us through how she framed keepsakes from her wedding with the help of four Pro Tapes® products.

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Three Ways Pro Tapes Gives Back to the Community

We all know that giving back to our communities and helping people in need is important as a society. But how do we make it a priority?  Is there ever enough time with work, raising kids, family obligations, etc.?  At Pro Tapes®, we have developed a program that makes it easy for our employees to give back, when and how they would like to.

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Stage Managers Need Pro® Spike Tape

Our world-famous Pro® Spike Tape is the versatile tool all theater professionals need. Whether you’re at the educational or professional level, Pro® Spike helps you spike stages, label equipment and audio boards, and much more. Today, let’s take a closer look at this great product.

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Balloon Artists and Sisters?! See how Globos Manas use UGlu®!

Balloons and UGlu® just go together, and so do sisters Joanne Zerpa and Barbara Llinas (aka “Globos Manas.”) Joanne and Barbara are professional balloon artists who work together to make incredible balloon arrangements and run balloon workshops. Today we’ll take a closer look at what they do and see how Pro Tapes® UGlu® products help them with their amazing balloon work!

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