Steinhauser, a fourth-generation woman-owned label manufacturer in Newport, Kentucky, celebrated a new machine installation and introduced customers to its new 12-color MPS flexographic press.
The ribbon cutting celebration took place on Friday, March 15, with numerous attendees, including members of TLMI, customers who have been with Steinhauser for more than 60 years, the City of Newport, Kenttucky, the City of Fort Thomas, Kentucky, suppliers and other local business leaders.
In honor of Steinhauser’s 114-year history, Ken Rechtin, commissioner of the city of Newport, gave a commemorating speech, and Eric Haas, Mayor of Fort Thomas, Kentucky, read a proclamation, declaring March 15, 2019 as ‘Steinhauser Day.’
More than 80 people were in attendance. After the official ribbon cutting, the MPS press ran an inaugural production run. In addition to this investment, Steinhauser has hired an executive staff, and designed an aggressive five-year strategic growth plan.
‘In 2009, we took a risk and sold the commercial side of the business, finding ourselves with one customer and a vision,’ said Tara Halpin, CEO and fourth-generation owner. ‘Today, we have over 100 customers, and continue to thrive. This new press is the result of the hard work and dedication of our team for past 10 years. We see a bright future ahead and will continue to work hard and commit to excellence, in order to deliver our growth plan.’
Halpin named the MPS press ‘Bobby,’ a tribute to her late father and third-generation owner, Robert ‘Bobby’ Steinhauser.