2017 ADDY Award Winner
Century Label, a division of CMC Group, recently won a Bronze ADDY Award in the category of Advertising Industry Self-Promotion Film/Video/Sound. The award was presented by the Toledo chapter of the American Advertising Federation on February 23, 2017 in recognition of Century’s work on their promotional video titled “Hella Cocktail Co. & Century Label”. The video, filmed and edited in the fall of 2016, features the co-founders of New York City-based Hella Cocktail Co. discussing how Century Label has benefited their business and helped to create a brand identity that has been critical to its success. The ADDY Awards is the advertising industry's largest and most representative competition, recognizing and rewarding the creative spirit of excellence in the art of advertising.
CMC Group Receives FSC Certification
CMC Group meets Forest Steward Council (FSC) Forest Management and Chain of Custody Certification requirements for the production and distribution of labels and paper using the transfer system. We are Chain of Custody certified to sell products as FSC Mix, FSC Recycled (Certificate Code: SCS-COC-005745; Trademark License Code: FSC-C132204). SC is the most rigorous international standard for responsible forestry. FSC certified forests conserve biological diversity, water resources and crucial ecosystems. The FSC standard also upholds worker rights and supports economic prosperity in surrounding communities. The FSC Chain of Custody certification ensures that certified wood products are tracked from forest to final product (and, if applicable, that qualified recycled materials are used, adding legitimacy to the FSC claim throughout the supply chain.
CMC Group Achieves GMP Certification
After more than 35 years in the custom labeling and food safety industries, CMC Group has taken its commitment to safety to the next level. CMC Group is now GMP certified (Certificate No. 10532) as a label manufacturer for the food packaging and food service industries. According to the Institute of Food Research, GMP—or Good Manufacturing Practice—is “a system to ensure that products meet food safety, quality and legal requirements.” With the certification, CMC Group is increasingly more effective at responding to changing regulations and customer requirements within the consumables industry. CMC Group is now pursuing an SQF (Safe Quality Food) Level 3 certification with an intent to be audited for compliance in July of 2017. SQF Level 3 is a GFSI (Global Food Safety Initiative) approved scheme with a quality control component built in.
Christmas Angel Tree is a Big Hit
CMC Group employees participated once again in one of their most beloved Christmas traditions. The Angel Tree program blesses children with gifts whose parents cannot afford them. "It's a wonderful opportunity to help my own co-workers have a Merry Christmas with their families," says one employee. Employees donated over $2,500 in order to help fellow CMC families, as well as other local children in town. In total, over 85 children were shopped for. Wish lists and cash were passed out to those wishing to participate in the shopping. Some employees even used their own money. "I don't know who receives the bigger blessing; those of us doing the shopping, or those receiving the gifts!"
CMC Families Tailgate at BGSU Homecoming
The cold and rainy weather didn’t stop CMC Group employees and their families from coming out to the BGSU football game. CMC took part in the Homecoming festivities by sponsoring a tailgate party prior to the game with chili, nachos, and warm apple cider, plus face painting, a photo booth, raffle prizes and a corn hole tournament. “It’s safe to say that a good time was had by all,” says Kim Bigelow. “I always enjoy spending time with my co-workers outside of work.” Each person in attendance also received a ticket into the football game. BGSU beat the University of Buffalo, 36-35.
Al Caperna, Chairman of CMC Group Wins Award
Al Caperna was awarded the Gus Yeager Distiguished Community Service Award at the Northwest Ohio Prayer Breakfast. This award was created to honor men and women who have dedicated their lives to serving Jesus in the marketplace. The Gus Yeager Distinguished Community Service Award seeks to find and honor Christian marketplace leaders who have led their families well, endeavored to build their work and their organizations on Biblical Christ-Centered principles, and who have made a significant impact in the greater community and ultimately the world.