It all started in 1893 when inventor and entrepreneur, Andrew Jackson Bradley walked from his house to his paper cutting company in the St. Louis levee district. Steamboats sat high in the Mississippi River while trains sat empty. The levee was piled with cargo, boxes, parcels and crates that were being painstakingly hand addressed. Mr. Bradley knew there had to be a better way. Within a few months he invented the Long Bradley Stencil Cutting Machine, which was the first semi-automatic method of marking goods and containers for identification and shipment.
Today our corporate headquarters is located in St. Charles, MO (approximately 20 miles from St. Louis), where along with our production facilities in Gardner, KS, Bogart, GA, and San Jose, CA we have nationally recognized, high quality converting operations, producing custom and stock labels for the Consumer Packaged Goods, Durable and Retail markets. Our quality management system is recognized to the ISO 9001:2008 standard, and our improved process and product quality controls are an integral part of our operations. Our printing technology utilizes Mark Andy flexographic web printing presses up to 20" wide, as well as digital and screen printing. Our capabilities include blank to 8 color labels, including four color process, UV, varnishes, laminates, two sided printing and much more. Our facilities produce labels and tags from a wide variety of paper and film materials for use in applications for over 4,000 customers worldwide.
ITWLabels is committed to continued growth and excellence. Investments are continually made in our business to incorporate new technologies and increase efficiencies. This expansion of capabilities and services will broaden our range and allow ITWLabels to be viewed as valuable business partner with our customers.