Everyone in some form or fashion has experienced the loss of a loved one at least once in their life. Learning to deal with those kind of emotions are tough, especially for children.  That’s where Olivia’s House comes in.  Olivia’s House, a local grief and loss center for children, provides numerous services, programs, resources, and support for children and their families at no-cost whatsoever.  Their organization is the first of its kind in our area and has helped over thousands of children and families over the last 15+ years.

Throughout the year, Olivia’s House hosts many events to benefit their non-profit organization and the children and families it serves. Their Walk to Remember event was started to help families celebrate their loved ones.  The event this year, held in September 2017, was at Hickory Falls Family Entertainment Center.  Along with Yazoo’s very generous donation, Olivia’s House raised over $46,000!  Aside from the Memory Lane walk itself, participants also enjoyed mini-golf, laser tag, and arcade games.

The event will be held next year on Saturday, September 29, 2018 at the same location. For more information about the event, please contact Olivia’s House.

         

         

Letterpress printing… ever hear of it? While today’s generation probably has never heard a word about it, most others have.  Letterpress printing was brought to life when it was invented in the mid-15th century by Johannes Gutenberg.  This type of printing is a technique of relief printing using a printing press, a process by which many copies are produced by repeated direct impression of an inked, raised surface against sheets or a continuous roll of paper.  A worker composes and locks movable type into a bed of a press, inks it, and presses paper against it to transfer the ink from the type which creates an impression on the paper.  Pretty cool, huh?

Fast forward to the 21st century and letterpress is still very much alive.  So much so that on September 15, 2017, The .918 Club hosted the 5th annual Lancaster Printers Fair which showcased the letterpress printing.  The event attracted over 500 attendees, 20 vendors from six different states along with food trucks lining the street.  The giant tube roll competition featured Yazoo Mills’ huge 20” I.D. tubes that were used as “rollers” to transfer the ink from the letters to the paper, creating works of art.

A total of five colleges competed in the giant tube roll competition – Kutztown University, Millersville University, Pennsylvania College of Art & Design, West Chester University, and Harrisburg Area Community College. Millersville University took home the grand prize as they were declared the winner.  Kids were also able to join in on the fun with smaller tubes to create prints with their names on them.

When asked why the event chose to showcase letterpress, Craig Welsh from GoWelsh said “The non-profit that organizes the fair is ‘The .918 Club.’ It’s dedicated to preserving letterpress printing.  ‘.918’ is the measurement in inches of the height of moveable metal/wood type used in letterpress printing.”

Check out The .918 Club for more information on letterpress and their events.

           

Cancer.  The one word everyone knows and everyone hates.  It’s a disease that has become commonly known to everyone and anyone.  There are many different types of cancers and thousands upon thousands of people have been diagnosed, currently fighting, lost their battle, or are a survivor of cancer.

Breast Cancer, which is the most common type of cancer, can affect both men and women.  Heather Baker, a strong and determined mother, wife, friend, daughter, sister, and teacher became a victim to this disease.  After giving birth to her youngest son, Heather was diagnosed with a rare type of sub-breast cancer called triple negative, which only about 10-20%
of breast cancer victims are diagnosed with this type.  After fighting like a true champion, on March 8, 2010, Heather sadly lost her fight to cancer.

Heather’s love, dedication, passion, and strength have paved the way for a wonderful organization to be made in her honor, the Heather Baker Foundation.  This foundation brings hope
to local families affected by cancer and terminal illnesses.

HBF is able to help ease the financial burdens of families fighting cancer by the many fundraising events they hold each year.  Yazoo Mills is proud to support and donate $1,000 as a Silver Sponsor for the Fall Country Music Festival held on September 23, 2017 at AquaPhoenix Scientific, Inc. in Hanover, PA.  This is a 21 and older event that will feature live music, wine & hard cider tastings, dinner, and dancing.

For more information regarding the event, please click here

To donate to the Heather Baker Foundation, please click here

          

In one week, we will be heading south to Orlando, Florida to exhibit at one of the biggest converting trade shows of the year.  ICE USA 2017 marks its fourth edition in the
Americas and is bigger than ever before.  This three-day show is bringing together over 250+ exhibitors with thousands of packaging, paper, and self-adhesive industry professionals.

Yazoo Mills is the leading manufacturer of paper cores for the converting industry.  Our products are the key solution for converters of paper, film, foil, nonwovens, and other flexible web-based materials.  Converting professionals will gather to see first-hand the solutions our stock and custom paper cores have to offer.

If you go:

April 25-27, 2017
Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, FL

Booth #118

Exhibit Hall Hours:
Tuesday, April 25, 2017 – 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Wednesday, April 26, 2017 – 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Thursday, April 27, 2017 – 10:00 am – 3:00 pm

For more information on ICE USA 2017, please click here

      

Yazoo Mills will be making its first debut as an exhibitor at the IFAI Expo, the premier industrial fabrics expo in North America.  The event is organized by Industrial Fabrics Association International and will take place at the Charlotte Convention Center in Charlotte, NC, with the show floor open October 19-21, 2016.

With thousands of attendees and more than 400 exhibitors, IFAI Expo has been the foundation of providing the specialty fabrics industry a forum for commerce, networking, and knowledge.  With the addition of advanced textiles and an all-new shade area from 2015, the show continues to grow and service all aspects of the industry.

The expo will feature three special areas located on the show room floor; Specialty Fabrics, Advanced Textiles, and Shade & Weather Protection.  Yazoo will be located in the Advanced Textiles area at booth #A540.  We look forward to connecting and educating attendees on how Yazoo can satisfy your paper core needs.

     

We have been a longtime supporter and donor of countless non-profit organizations that raise money to find cures. Recently, we donated cores to AB Graphic, a leader in the label printing industry, who partnered up with other companies to help print stickers for the National Multiple Sclerosis Society.

Labels and Labeling says “The donated stickers will be printed at Innovative Labeling Solutions in Ohio and Nosco in Illinois prior to the show. HP Indigo will handle some printing on site, and AB Graphic will convert the stickers on its Digicon Series 3 finishing unit that will be on display in their booth (#3223). More than 350,000 stickers will be printed and donated to the National MS Society. That’s 210,000 feet of material that normally would be thrown in the trash going to a good cause.

The bulk of the printed jobs will be 2-inch round stickers to be used at the organization’s Walk MS or Bike MS events, which happen in cities across the US. Rectangle runner’s bibs also will be printed.

The National MS Society is America’s leading charity organization dedicated to multiple sclerosis research, education and advocacy. The society’s fundraising events raise money to fund research, support groups and lobbying efforts.

AB Graphic and HP Indigo have partnered with Acpo, Actega, Rotometrics and Yazoo Mills for this cause, and all have donated materials or services.”

Multiple sclerosis, or MS, is a disease affecting the central nervous system. According to the National MS Society, MS is thought to be an immune-mediated disorder, in which the
immune system incorrectly attacks healthy tissue in the central nervous system.  The society says that MS affects more than 2.3 million people worldwide.

The concept to donate printed labels came from Tony Bell of AB Graphic and Alon Bar-Shany of HP. Choosing the National MS Society as the beneficiary was an idea came from AB Graphic
operations manager Tim Staples.

“We’ve never done anything on this scale and with a large nonprofit,” Staples said. “We wanted to do something where we weren’t throwing away 20,000 meters of material a day. So much of this material is gone to waste.”

Staples continued: “Most of it is going in the trash. If a nonprofit organization can use these products, then it’s a win-win-win. We get to show our equipment, it’s a tax deduction for manufacturers, and it’s a great relief on these nonprofits.”

The initiative also is a ‘personal crusade’ for Staples, who was diagnosed with MS in May after what he first believed were complications from Lasik eye surgery. He lost sight in half of his eye, and when he went back to the eye doctor, he was sent for a brain scan that detected MS.

After the diagnosis he turned to the MS Society for help in understanding the disease.

“There’s a lot of information out there, but the reputable information comes from the National MS Society,” he said.

MS can cause many symptoms.  Currently, there is no cure for MS, but treatments are available to reduce the number of relapses and delaying the progression of disability.”

Join Labels and Labeling in donating to the cause here

       

In 2011, five New Oxford High School students sustained fatal injuries from a car crash.  New Oxford, as well as surrounding communities, felt the heartache and grief as their families lost their loved ones.  The families affected by this tragedy along with great community support, created a non-profit organization in 2012 to honor their children and the sport they all
loved the most; soccer.

Since the start of the 5 Angels Memorial Soccer Tournament, the non-profit has raised over $16,000 which in part benefits the New Oxford HS Soccer program, given out nine college scholarships,
and has also given the Hanover Soccer Club Youth Program $4,000 along with two sets of goal posts.  The two-day 5th annual tournament, which was held this past weekend, was played at UTZ Soccer Fields in Hanover with a 16-team bracket. Yazoo Mills has proudly donated to this tournament for the last three years and is thrilled to see the out-pour of community support as well as ensuring that kids who want to play soccer, will be able to play with donations from the tournament.

For more information on the 5 Angels Memorial Soccer Tournament, please click here

      

It’s been almost two years and we are getting close to heading back to the great city of Chicago for one of the biggest tradeshows of the year.  Labelexpo Americas is the continent’s largest
event held for the label, product decoration, web printing, and converting industry.  Offering visitors a range of valuable new feature areas, Labelexpo Americas was first held in 1989 and continues to remain an important industry resource for print professionals, brand owners, label and packing designers, and associated graphic industry supplies.  Covering nearly 200,000 square feet, the entire show floor is heavily traveled with traffic by thousands of attendees and over 400 exhibitors.

Labelexpo Americas is held at the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center in Rosemont, IL from September 13-15, 2016.  Yazoo Mills will have on display their in-line printing capabilities and custom paper cores for attendees to view at Hall F, booth #6010.  Stop by our booth and see how Yazoo Mills can satisfy all of your paper core needs.

For more information on Labelexpo Americas, please click here

     

For over 30 years, Hanover Hospital has been committed to providing physical therapy services for children with special needs.  In 1993, Hanover Hospital added an outpatient therapy practice, and was officially designated as Pediatric Specialty Therapy Services.

Each year, Hanover Hospital holds their annual golf tournament with the proceeds going towards a certain program within the hospital.  This year, the tournament is called “Tee Time
for our Kids” which will benefit the Pediatric Specialty Therapy.

“As a need for pediatric therapy has increased, the program has outgrown its basement space at Cherry Tree.  This summer, the program will be moving from its current Cherry Tree location to the York Street Medical Center.  In order to provide the services and accommodate the growing patient base, a renovation to the existing York Street Rehab location is needed.  The renovation project has an expected cost of 1.2 million dollars.” the company’s website said.

Yazoo Mills has been a loyal contributor to numerous Hanover Hospital events for many years and will be a Bronze Sponsor ($3,000) for this year’s golf tournament.  We are more than
glad to donate to such a great cause and understand the impact our donation will have on the services provided to special needs children in our community.

The 9th annual Converters Expo will take place once again at Lambeau Field Atrium in Green Bay, WI on Thursday, April 2016 from 9:30am-3:30pm.  The expo will bring together over 600 converters and packagers of paper, film, plastics and nonwovens with industry buyers, specialists and suppliers.

With over 100 exhibitors, Converters Expo is a great place  to find contract manufacturers to help in all aspects of production, partners that can add value to the manufacturing processes, supplies of printing, packaging, and testing services, and converters and manufacturers to create products.  Randy Green, group publisher, Packaging Strategies for BNP Media said “This exciting event provides attendees and exhibitors opportunities to learn about new products, network with leading industry professionals, discuss advances in efficiency, techniques, trends and more.”

Visit Yazoo Mills at booth #C323 to learn more about our high-quality paper cores.