NORCROSS, GA. – A message from George Hoffman, CEO
20 years ago, Richard Stamper and Richard Jaynes had a vision of a printing company that would provide a quality product, at THE fastest speed with THE best service. These principals still represent our core values and are the reasons why FineLine has never lost a customer and, we keep winning more!
So, as we take a second to think about the progress we have made over the last 20 years, all the people who have contributed so much to the success of this company, and the two people whose vision it was that started all this, we should be reminded we have a lot to be thankful for.
Congratulations to all of our wonderful employees, some of whom have been with the company for almost 20 years, and to our customers. I thank each of you very much for your contributions.
Thank you to our all FineLine employees that donated during the recent blood drive. You’re saving lives!
NORCROSS, GA. Every two seconds someone in the U.S. needs blood1 and right now there is an emergency need for blood at hospitals throughout the region. FineLine Technologies partnered with LifeSouth to do our part, not only because safe blood saves lives and improves health, but donating blood at least once a year could reduce the risk of a heart attack and cancer. Giving blood reduces excess iron in your body!
LifeSouth, a valued customer of the Data2 division of FineLine, is a nonprofit community blood supplier. Being a community blood center means the blood supply collected from donors directly serves the needs of patients in our community. The blood that’s donated supplies lifesaving products such as plasma, red cells and platelets. And establishes inventory levels for local patient transfusions and reserves of all blood components.
Every week the district supplies more than 750 units of blood to major area hospitals including Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta, Atlanta Medical and North Fulton hospitals. Who are the patients that receive blood donations?
- Car accident victims can require as many as 100 pints of blood;
- Cancer patients will need blood, sometimes daily, during their chemotherapy treatment;
- Children with severe anemia, often resulting from malaria or malnutrition, need blood donations regularly;
- Women with complications of pregnancy may lose a lot of blood during, before, or after birth; and
- Sickle cell patients can require frequent blood transfusions throughout their lives.
Grant Toth, District Community Development Coordinator for LifeSouth, shared that “one of the most common reasons why most people don’t donate blood…it’s because they have never been asked!”
Thank you to our all FineLine employees that donated during the recent blood drive. You’re saving lives!
Founded in 1974, LifeSouth is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit community blood supplier for more than 100 hospitals in Georgia, Florida and Alabama. LifeSouth employs nearly 800 people throughout our footprint. With more than 2,000 blood drives a month, 30 donor centers and 40 bloodmobiles, LifeSouth collects more than 275,000 blood donations a year for community hospitals.
LifeSouth utilizes Data2’s eye readable barcode labels used to track blood donations from collection, through testing, and ultimately to transfusion to the patient. Learn more at LifeSouth.org.
Data2, a Division of FineLine Technologies, has played a major role in blood product supply chain logistics for the last 30 years. Data2 provides multi part donor ID barcode labels to LifeSouth and other blood collection organizations
Data2 provides the healthcare and scientific community with FDA-compliant, reliable product identification and tracking labels. As an ISBT licensee, we’re using that experience to help transition blood banks to ISBT standards seamlessly and cost effectively. Learn more at Data2.com/markets.healthcare.
- American Red Cross: www.RedCrossBlood.org/learn-about-blood/blood-facts-and-statistics
- LifeSouth Facts Sheet
Global barcode label and RFID ticket provider FineLine Technologies acquires Ferm RFID Solutions B.V.
“This acquisition, combined with our recent acquisition of Data2, now enables us to distribute Ferm’s comprehensive array of RFID labeling solutions via our global service bureau.”George Hoffman
NORCROSS, Ga. – FineLine Technologies has acquired Ferm RFID Solutions B.V., a Netherlands-based provider of RFID solutions for the automotive and aviation tire industry.
As part of FineLine’s strategy to meet the unique item identification needs of today’s global supply chains, this acquisition enables the business to offer a complete range of barcode and RFID enabled tire labeling solutions to the automotive and aviation industries.
“This acquisition, combined with our recent acquisition of Data2, now enables us to distribute Ferm’s comprehensive array of RFID labeling solutions via our global service bureau,” says FineLine Chairman and CEO George Hoffman.
Ferm RFID is recognized as the world’s leader in designing, implementing and producing RFID solutions that meet the tire industry’s unique needs.
Solutions that meet these needs include:
- RFID tread labels to trace individual tires from quality control up to the point of sale
- RFID vulcanizing labels to trace individual tires within production logistics
- RFID labels that automatically identify tires in the total supply chain, including bulk reading
- RFID labels that support Inventory management
- RFID labels that provide real time track and trace during production and logistic warehousing for the lifetime of the tire
- Unique RFID solutions to support mold management, track and trace materials
- RFID solutions for tire building machines
Co-Founder of Ferm RFID Solutions Jos Uijlenbroek notes: “We have developed highly successful RFID solutions that meet the unique needs of our clients in the tire industry, and with FineLine’s FASTtrak platform we can now effectively distribute these to our clients anywhere in the world. Look for RFID adoption in the tire industry to rapidly increase with these services now available globally.”
About FineLine Technologies
FineLine Technologies provides barcoded, and RFID integrated labels, tags, and badges for supply chain, omni-channel fulfillment, POS, access control, and consumer engagement needs. FineLine produces billions of tickets annually through its global network of print hubs delivering them on average in less than 5 days. FineLine offers its more than 35,000 registered suppliers online order placement, tracking, and analytics to help customers efficiently manage their supply chains. Learn more at FineLineTech.com.
About Ferm RFID Solution B.V.
Ferm RFID Solutions was established in 2008 by Jos Uijlenbroek and Marc Flederus to provide companies with support and expertise in all stages of the RFID adoption-process. Mainly based on Ferm’s inventions within the tire industry, Ferm was pinpointed in 2011 as one of the 50 most innovative companies within the Netherlands. Supported by the Dutch government, Ferm became a world leader in developing customized RFID solutions to meet the most demanding needs of its clients, with a strong focus on the tire market. As a result of this effort, Ferm is working closely together with the largest tire producers worldwide. Learn more at FermRFID.com
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