Labeling manufacturer more than doubles footprint, creates 15 jobs

(GWINNETT- METRO ATLANTA) April 3, 2014 – Diversified Labeling Solutions (DLS), in partnership with Gwinnett Chamber Economic Development, celebrated the opening of its new, expanded facility in Gwinnett County, Georgia today. One of the largest independently owned label companies in the country, DLS’ expansion represents $1 million in investment and 15 production jobs for the metro Atlanta community.

“We are excited to open this expanded, state-of-the-art facility in Gwinnett, metro Atlanta. In addition to dramatically improving our production and distribution efficiencies, we have acquired more printing presses for the location to better serve our local and regional customers,” stated Herb Troyer, Atlanta’s General Manager for DLS. “Our motto, ‘We only succeed when you do,’ is the core of our business model and drives our continued investment in new equipment, technologies and systems for our clients.”

Located at 1790 Satellite Boulevard in unincorporated Gwinnett, the facility is now the second largest of DLS’ four national locations. The 63,354-square-foot building, more than 65% larger than the company’s original Gwinnett facility, will primarily manufacture and distribute products to customers in the Eastern United States.

“Diversified Labeling Solutions’ re-investment in Gwinnett County is a statement to their confidence in the quality of our workforce and continued economic vitality. We are thrilled they chose to stay and grow in our community, creating jobs for Gwinnett families and further strengthening our local manufacturing base,” stated Gwinnett County Board of Commissioners Chairman Charlotte Nash.

“Georgia’s interconnected logistics infrastructure continues to help innovative companies such as Diversified Labeling Solutions better reach its customers,” said Tom Croteau, Georgia Department of Economic Development Deputy Commissioner, Global Commerce. “With the company’s newest expansion, Georgia’s No. 1 business climate and top-ranked workforce will help Diversified Labeling Solutions improve its production and distribution.”

Diversified Labeling Solutions is a pressure sensitive label manufacturing company, producing both custom and stock labels. The company markets its products and services through an independent network of print distributors and re-sellers across the United States. DLS employs more than 160 people across four states including Georgia, Illinois, Nevada and Texas. Thirty-five employees are based in Gwinnett County.

“This announcement is yet another excellent example of expansion in our strong packaging and material handling industries – a trend that is making a significant economic impact on our community,” said Troels Adrian, Senior Project Manager of Advanced Manufacturing and Supply Chain Management for Gwinnett Chamber Economic Development and Partnership Gwinnett. “Manufacturers continue to look to Gwinnett County as a prime location to better reach national markets and grow their business.”

Diversified Labeling Solutions has been recognized for its success and growth in recent years. The company was named the Largest Label and Tag Supplier, 4th Fastest-Growing Trade Printer, and 8th Largest Printing Partner by industry publication, Print Solutions Magazine, in 2013.

To learn more about Diversified Labeling Solutions, please visit www.teamdls.com.

For more information, or to learn how to get involved in local economic development efforts, please visit www.gwinnetteconomicdevelopment.com.