Maryland Strong Window Clings

Maryland Strong: Back to Business Pledge

Hub Labels President Thomas Dahbura joined with the Maryland Department of Commerce Secretary Kelly M. Schulz to announce a partnership to support the safe reopening of businesses as the state continues to recover from the COVID-19 pandemic. Hub Labels is working with Maryland Commerce to produce 10,000 window clings that businesses across the state can display that feature the Maryland flag and the words “Proud to be Safely Open. Maryland Open for Business.”

Secretary Schulz visited Hub Labels this week to watch the window clings, which are high-quality stickers that don’t use adhesive to stay adhered to the glass, being produced at Hub Label’s Hagerstown facility. The clings will be distributed to each of the state’s 23 counties and Baltimore City so businesses can display them to the public, along with the Maryland Strong: Back to Business Pledge that can also be displayed.

“We want to thank Hub Labels for their partnership as we continue to work with Maryland’s business community to help businesses safely reopen,” said Secretary Schulz. “These window clings, along with the business pledge, offer much needed assurance in knowing that a business is taking the steps to adhere to health protocols and offer a safe environment for customers.”

“When Maryland Commerce approached us about producing these window clings, I went to my team and said we’ve got to help,” Dahbura said. “Times are uncertain right now, for so many reasons, COVID-19 just being one of the factors. I want to make a difference, however big or small, to help our communities find a path forward to recovery.”

 

About Hub Labels, Inc

Hub Labels, Inc is a manufacturer of pressure sensitive and linerless labels.  Hub is able to provide superior quality and service with our robust and modern fleet of flexographic printing presses, and a flexographic-digital hybrid Heidelburg/Gallus Labelfire press with expanded color gamut that is unmatched in the industry for image resolution and color.  Hub is dedicated to staying abreast of the latest packaging trends and building long term relationships with our customers, vendors and suppliers. But at the heart of Hub are the people, who are driven by five key principles: Safety, Sustainability, Innovation, Service and Community.

About Maryland Commerce

The Maryland Department of Commerce stimulates private investment and creates jobs by attracting new businesses, encouraging the expansion and retention of existing companies, and providing financial assistance to Maryland companies. The Department promotes the State’s many economic advantages and markets local products and services at home and abroad to spur economic development and international investment, trade and tourism. Because they are major economic generators, the Department also supports the Arts, film production, sports and other special events. For more information, visit commerce.maryland.gov.

 

Mark Smith, Lead Estimator at Hub Labels

Hub Labels Employee Spotlight – Mark Smith

[July 7, 2020] – Hub Labels is excited to share our new “Employee Spotlight”, which features an interview with one of our employees here at Hub. Our first July 2020 “Employee Spotlight”features an interview with the one and only, Mark Smith, our lead estimator who has been a part of our team since April 2009. Colin Viti, our marketing coordinator, sat down with Mark and asked him a few questions about his experience here at Hub Labels.

Mark, you’ve been at Hub a long time, just over 11 years. What is the most memorable moment you’ve had while employed?

Mark: “One of the most memorable moments was last October when the Governor of Maryland, Larry Hogan, came to visit our plant to celebrate our S.H.A.R.P Certification. It was quite an honor to meet him, along with being a part of the company that achieved that title of being SHARP Certified. More recently though, the most memorable “moment”, and will always be the indelible mark of my time here at Hub, was this pandemic and how we as a company have pulled through this so far. It was thrust upon all of us so unexpectedly and we were quickly thrown in to situations that were out of our comfort zones, ones we have never experienced before. The teamwork I’ve experienced in all facets of the business has been what I will never forget.” 

You see a lot of labels and get to be a part of the process from beginning to end. What is your favorite part about what you do?

Mark: “I love seeing new jobs pass all the way through the plant; to see a finished product and hearing that our customer’s expectations were exceeded is why I come to work every day.”

Over the years, I’m sure you’ve seen lots of change here at Hub Labels. What change has made the biggest impact to how you operate day to day?”

Mark: “Oh geez, without a doubt back in 2014 when we installed the Ef/Radius platform. This software changed the way we operate. The main purpose of the Ef/Radius platform is to measure the shop floor data. This allows us to better evaluate our true costs of the jobs we produce. Before this system was implemented, my job was very tedious. I’m so thankful we work for a company that continues to invest in the latest technologies!

Thanks Mark for your time!

To learn more more about how Hub Labels SHARP Certification, you can read more about the event on our blog.