The new year is almost upon us, and with it comes a whole new set of opportunities and challenges. But first, let's take a look back at the previous year together! We dove into 2021 headfirst feeling ready and prepared to take on the year…whether that be crushing our goals, making new business relationships, tackling challenges, or continue learning how to adhere to a new industry climate. Kicking off the new year was our second virtual tradeshow. We participated in IPPE’s 2021 virtual marketplace where we were able to show off Branding with Banding and Linerless Labeling solutions.
In 2021, we took you down the banding trail to explore all the ways it can help you save. We went back to class to learn about simple concepts…smart solutions. We demonstrated sustainable bundling by showing you the meaning behind this…not that. We heard about the Legend of Linerless labeling, the most sustainable way to label. And we interviewed Sales rep, Kristyn Shaner, on what display ready means to a trusted packaging advisor.
It was a year of innovation too. We got our hands on some incredible new equipment like the Nobac 5000, the newest Linerless Labeling Applicator from Ravenwood Packaging. And ATS Tanner Banding Systems recently announced a multi-width banding machine in the works for maximum versatility.
Our dedicated trusted advisors had another great year of networking and connecting with our customers. Ryan Perlman and Kristyn Shaner both hosted virtual educational webinars on Linerless labeling and banding in the cosmetic industry, respectively. We were also able to get back to in-person trade shows! We soaked up the sun in Orlando, Florida at SuperCorr this August. And it was a blast to be back at Pack Expo in Las Vegas. We loved being able to meet with so many of our customers and prospects in person again!
And back at home, Wexler continued to grow this year! We welcomed our newest service technicians, Beth, who is our first ever female service technician, and Mike, to the Wexler team! We also welcomed a new Customer Service rep, Alyssa, and a new member of our accounting team, Wendy.
Our service department has been on the front lines of meeting our customer’s technical needs and keeping them up and running! They have gotten back on the road for in-person installations and service calls. Along with that, they spearheaded a number of new projects that have helped businesses smoothly incorporate ultrasonic banding and Linerless labels into their production. And for a second year in a row, our service department hosted a number of successful virtual training events for our customers.
If you’ve been following us on social media, you’ve seen countless posts advertising the many solutions and opportunities we have to offer. This year we’ve hit milestones with our follower base, written monthly blogs which can be found at www.4banding.com, and compiled a quarterly newsletter which you can subscribe to at www.wexlerpackaging.com. And to that point, we’re excited to announce that our brand new website will be launching in 2022! A fresh new look and better functionality while still maintaining our core brand and values.
We had at great 2021 here at Wexler Packaging and we hope you did too. We can’t wait to see what 2022 brings.