Press Release: SATO America Congratulates Specialty Tag and Label, Inc. on 20th Anniversary

2/7/2017

CHARLOTTE, NC – February 7, 2017– SATO, a leading global provider of Auto-ID solutions that empower workforces and streamline operations, recognized Specialty Tag & Label, a SATO Authorized Master Reseller, on its 20th anniversary.

Specialty Tag & Label was established in Flowery Branch, Georgia in 1997 by Ron and Jan Plumlee. At the time, SATO America decided to sell its horticulture products through distributors and Specialty Tag & Label was selected as one of its original Authorized Master Resellers for horticulture printers, tags and labels.

SATO America manufactures tags, labels and signs designed for the horticulture industry to withstand use in harsh environments. Included in the unique product line are four-color process picture tags, pressure sensitive labels, RFID tags, signs, banners, and printers.

Due to Ron and his highly qualified staff’s extensive knowledge and expertise, as well as SATO’s Economy brand labels and tags along with SATO’s best-selling TXP Series printers, Specialty Tag & Label has expanded from a home-grown company to a 6,000 square foot high bay facility that is dedicated to horticulture identification products.

In addition, Specialty Tag & Label’s distribution territory for SATO America has grown from Georgia, South Carolina, North Carolina, and southern Alabama in 1997 to now include Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Delaware, Maryland, Virginia, Tennessee, all of Alabama, Mississippi, Arkansas, Louisiana, and part of Texas (as of January 2017).

“We have enjoyed a remarkable relationship with SATO America,” said Ron Plumlee, Founder and CEO of Specialty Tag & Label. “For 20 years we have consistently expanded our business due in large part to SATO America’s proven product line for horticulture.” Paul Plumlee, President of Specialty Tag & Label, added, “Our success is a direct result of hard work, dedicated employees, and the quality of both SATO’s products and their support.”

"SATO America takes great pleasure in recognizing Specialty Tag & Label on its 20th anniversary,” said Gary Krause, Sr. Director of Marketing for SATO America. “We are ’Partners in Excellence,’ working together to succeed and prosper by applying our shared vision and expertise for the benefit of customers. Congratulations to Specialty Tag & Label on two decades of service to horticulture customers across America.”

About Specialty Tag & Label
We provide tag, label and printing solutions for the green industry and other harsh conditions. Our extensive experience in nursery, greenhouse grower and retail garden center environments assures proven solutions for weatherproof, waterproof, UV stable printed media. Whether you hand-write tags or need the latest technology for successful bar coding we have products to accommodate your needs. Call us at (800) 475-2040 for a free color catalog or peruse our website www.specialtytag.com for all of our products.

About SATO
SATO (TSE:6287) is a leading global provider of Auto-ID solutions that connect people, goods and information. It serves a diverse range of customers, delivering end-to-end solutions that streamline operations, empower workforces and help customers reduce their environmental impact. For the fiscal year ended March 31, 2016, it reported revenues of JPY 105,504 million (US $880 million*).

*Conversion is based on an average exchange rate of 1 US Dollar = 120.14 Japanese Yen.

For more information about SATO America, visit www.satoamerica.com.

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