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Jul
12
2016

TTI Recognized with Governor’s Safety Award

Travel Tags, Inc was recognized for excellence in workplace safety and health at the recent Governor's Safety Awards luncheon at the Minneapolis Convention Center as a recipient of the Governor’s Meritorious Achievement Award for Safety. TTI are one of 309 employers to be honored through the awards program, coordinated by the Minnesota Safety Council. Since 1934, the annual MN Governor's Safety Awards program has honored Minnesota employers with exceptional safety performance. Applicants are judged on several years of injury data as it compares with their industry's national statistics, and on their progress in implementing a comprehensive safety program. Winners are recognized at three levels:

 

  • Meritorious Achievement (193 winners): Incidence rates that are better than the industry average for at least three years, and a score between 50 and 74 on a 100-point safety program evaluation scale.
  • Outstanding Achievement (77 winners): Continuing improvement and/or a continuing outstanding record with incident rates that are 51%-90% better than the industry average, and a score between 75 and 90 on the safety program evaluation scale.
  • Award of Honor (39 winners): Incidence rates at least 91% better than the industry average, and a score between 91 and 100 on the on the safety program evaluation scale.          .

"Employers like Travel Tags know that safety isn't automatic," said Paul Aasen, president of the Minnesota Safety Council. "It takes attention, dedication and continuous effort to protect their employees. Mark and Ed want to give the credit for the award to all Travel Tags employees and feel that “It is our employees focus on eliminating hazards and avoiding risk taking that allowed us to receive the award. With our continued focus on employee safety and continuous improvement of our safety management system, we will continue on our journey to improved workplace safety and accident reduction.” 

Accepting the award on behalf of all Travel Tags employees are:
Mark Luger, General Manager (on left)
Ed Wakem, EHS Manager (on right)

 

MEDIA CONTACT:
KATY LASEE | MARKETING DEPT.
651 554 8533
KRLasee@traveltags.com

TAGS:   Awards / Recognition, Safety

May
12
2016

TTi is recognized for Elan Awards at the 26th Annual ICMA Expo

Inver Grove Heights, MN - Travel Tags, Inc. has been recognized for excellence by the International Card Manufacturers Association (ICMA), a global trade association for card manufacturers, personalizers, issuers and suppliers, at the 2016 Elan Awards for Card Manufacturing Excellence.

Jeffrey Barnhart, ICMA founder and executive director, revealed the winners at a festive carnival themed evening reception and dinner held April 6 at Universal's Loews Royal Pacific Resort in Orlando, Florida, during the 26th Annual ICMA EXPO. 

TTi participated in the Loyalty, Promotional and Gift Cards category, wining both Finalist spots for the Cabela's Shooting Clay Lenticular card, manufactured for Cabela's, and the Starbucks Special Edition Kona Heritage Card, manufactured for Starbucks Coffee Company. 

 
Cabela's Shooting Clay Lenticular Card

Cabela's was interested in a lenticular card for their gift card offering and approached an expert in the field. Travel Tags' Creative Team was able to enhance Cabela's artwork and make it lenticular-ready with multiple motion and depth effects. For this particular card, the lenticular print features an up/down multiphase effect, flipping between three stages of a person shooting a clay disc mid-air. 

 

Starbucks Special Edition Kona Heritage Card

This special-edition Kona Heritage Card is made with recycled burlap coffee bags and features a design of the original Pike Place, celebrating the birthplace of Starbucks Coffee Company. This one-of-a-kind Kona paper is the result of converting post-consumer waste into a whole new element. It is estimated that more than 10 million burlap bags of coffee are traded globally, providing thousands of tons of burlap for repurposing into products like this paper. In each card, a slight rough texture can be felt with noticeable pieces of jute, or paper fibers. The card features beautiful gold foil stamping, informing the recipient of its unique elements. In addition, the top layer has been debossed in register to the printing, highlighting the Pike Place storefront.

 


In the global arena of world-class cards, the ICMA Elan Awards for Card Manufacturing Excellence celebrates the pinnacle of design innovation, security, and technical achievements in the industry by leading manufacturers from around the globe. "We're proud to be recognized in conjunction with the pretigious brands we work with. It's our mission to engage with clients to not only provide them with a product but to create growth for their brands through innovative solutions," says Jeff Horst, Creative Director for TTi. 

Click here for a complete list of winners and finalists of the 2016 Elan Awards. Congratulations to all for their achievement!

 

MEDIA CONTACT:
KATY LASEE | MARKETING DEPT.
651 554 8533
KRLasee@traveltags.com

TAGS:   Gift Card Services, ICMA, ICMA Elan Award

May
10
2016

Travel Tags, Inc. Receives Certificate of Merit in Five-State Print Competition

Inver Grove Heights, MN - Travel Tags, Inc. received an award for outstanding achievement in the Cards Category in the annual Star of Excellence Awards, a five-state printing competition hosted by the Printing Industry Midwest, the region’s trade association for the printing, communication and graphic arts industry.

Competing against entries from printing and graphic arts firms throughout the Midwest, TTi received a Certificate of Merit. The company’s winning submission was a TTi branded holiday card sent to customers and vendors during the Winter season. The tri-fold piece is a whimsical and friendly nod to the infamous Yeti and his winter friends. Internal die cuts help frame the scene of blue sky and snowcapped mountains, with a CR80 affixed inside of the Yeti letting recipients know he's "Getting Yeti for the Holidays!"

“We are very proud of our winning team, said Jeff Horst, Creative Director. “It is an honor to be recognized by the industry as a company that produces top quality, award winning materials.”
PIM President David Radziej agrees, “This was a close competition with a very impressive standard of entries. The judging process was very challenging. Travel Tags, Inc. should be proud of the company’s achievement and the excellent work done by employees.”

The Star of Excellence Awards recognize those responsible for the creation and production of print communications in the Midwest. The competition promotes excellence in print communica¬tions and rewards companies and individuals who produce the best in print media.

For more information about the Printing Industry Midwest and the Star of Excellence Awards, call Lola Fau¬fau at 612.400.6210.

 

MEDIA CONTACT:
KATY LASEE | MARKETING DEPT.
651 554 8533
KRLasee@traveltags.com

TAGS:   Awards / Recognition, Printing Industry Midwest (PIM)