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Paralyzed Veterans Of America – Mountain Bike Camp Day 2

8/21/17 – Day 2

Monday was about getting our equipment fitted out for the athletes and getting acclimated. We started with basic skills and they learned how to maneuver their wheels over various obstacles.

Each athlete had different types of trikes as you will be able to tell from the video and each one came with their own challenges.

 The day was interrupted to watch the eclipse and gave us a chance to take a short break.

 After lunch we ventured out for some riding around the town loop which got all the fellas out into the hills and gave us an opportunity to see the amazing vistas and challenge ourselves on the trail.

The trail had its challenges but the most challenging was the lack of oxygen! No injuries despite a couple of crashes so the day was a success.

As I get to know everyone I am inspired by their positive attitude and GRIT!

-Thomas

Paralyzed Veterans of America – Mountain Bike Camp Day 1

8/20/17 – Day 1

The day started with a 3am wake up call. All packed and ready to go headed out the door at 4am BWI-DFW first leg.

DFW-flight was on time and off to Montrie to meet Jody Shifler-the event organizer, Mark and Linda Power along with Luke and Brianna from the Adaptive Sports Center http://www.adaptivesports.org

Off to Crested Butte 2 hour drive.

Arrived Crested Butte and all is well. Met all the athletes and got briefed by the ASC staff about the exciting week to come finished off with Pizza and water.

Crested Butte is at 8880 feet. Nothing to mess with so water and NO booze. Skiing is one thing but mountain biking at this altitude should be exciting. The highlight of the briefing was finding out that one of the rides is a 2-1/2 mile hill climb and 1,000 feet of climbing. That will be a record for me and at this altitude should be interesting.

Monday is planned to get our bikes checked out and out for an easy 10 mile ride in the low country. Low country is above 9,000 feet. Ill be working on getting used to using the go pros and adding footage to my diary.

-Thomas

Gallus Labelfire Delivery!

We are excited to announce the arrival of the Gallus Labelfire DCS 340 Digital/Flexo Hybrid Press, which will be operational in March of this year. This is the second press in the U.S. and tenth worldwide, combining the latest in digital printing technology with the additional benefits of conventional printing.

On the digital side, it comes with the latest inkjet technology with 7+ colors and 1200 dpi resolution (best available in our industry), plus three flexo conventional print units. This new digital press is geared towards shorter runs and also has the ability for variable text and image personalization. The Gallus Labelfire will complement our full service, one-stop solution to existing customers as well as nurturing new customers, especially in the craft beer/spirits and food markets, where private branding and specialization are critical to their success. We are extremely excited to offer this new technology to our customers to help them grow their brand.

Check out the video for more information!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gsRkDOTXyVU

When Work Works Nomination

Hub Labels has been selected as a finalist for the 2016-2017 When Work Works Award. When Work Works (WWW), is a research-based initiative, which highlights how effective and flexible workplaces can yield positive business results and help employees succeed at work and at home.

The award is unique for its rigorous criteria. To win, applicants must rank among the top 20% of U.S. employers in terms of their programs and practices for creating effective and flexible workplaces, based on nationally representative data from Families and Work Institute. Hub Labels has passed the first stage of the application process by scoring in the top 20% of employers nationally.

Also, two thirds of the overall score is derived from a confidential employee survey, ensuring that these programs and practices are having a real impact where the “rubber meets the road” on the employee experience. The survey needs to be completed by at least 40% of the company’s employees. The winners of the award will be announced in the upcoming weeks, wish us luck!

Leading Edge Award Nomination

Hub Labels was recently nominated for the Leading Edge award through the Washington County Chamber of Commerce. We were up against some tough local competitors, Antietam Cable Television and Truck Enterprises Hagerstown. Congratulations go to Antietam Cable Television on winning the award but we are still very honored to have been nominated.

Hub Labelfire

The Gallus Labelfire 340 combines the latest digital printing technology with the benefits of conventional printing and further processing technology and is raising the bar in label printing. The capabilities are endless!

Personalization

Projects can easily be customized with text or graphics.

Long & Short Runs

This press has the ability to handle both long and short run digital printing which helps keep your project on schedule.

High Quality Printing

Industry standard is for flexo printing is 300 dpi, the digital press is 1200 dpi. *dpi – dots per inch

Print on Demand

Ability for a faster reaction time; including last minute art and quantity changes.

Less Inventory Stock

Instead of printing large amounts at a time, digital printing allows you to print what you need, when you need it.

Test-Drive Markets

Since there is not a minimum quantity requirement; you are able to test new markets cost effectively.

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Special Effects

Interested in adding special effects to your label? Choose from silver or gold cold foil to make your package stand out.

Still interested in learning more about our Labelfire? Let us know how we can help!
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