2013 MMTC Conference II- Tony Cook on Innovation in Manufacturing

Great Lakes Label's CEO Tony Cook shares his story on innovation in the manufacturing industry at the second annual Proud To Manufacture in Michigan Conference.

Comstock Park, MI, September 26, 2013 --(PR.com)-- In an uncertain market, innovation is the key to success. In order for manufacturers to thrive and stay current, new products and new processes must be developed.

In a 1.5 day conference held for Michigan Manufacturers, Great Lakes Label CEO, Tony Cook explained in his session on innovation the challenge and the success of new product development and how to successfully compete in this ever changing world. Cook founded Great Lakes Label LLC in 1994 with a vision to provide turnkey solutions for the production and application of pressure sensitive labels. Shortly after Great Lakes Label's conception, the company added label applicators to their product mix in 1996. After seeing a need for a more intuitive label applicator for greenhouses and nurseries, Cook developed an on-demand print and apply labeling system called The Label Gator. The innovative applicator system cut labor costs through automating the label process as well reducing the cost of container inventories significantly. Through a research grant from MMTC Business Growth and Development Program, The Label Gator is now recognized as the leading brand of labeling systems for greenhouses and growers.

The conference designed to bring together the movers, shakers and owners of Michigan manufacturing businesses explored topics from supply chain management to leveraging innovation.
Great Lakes Label LLC
Diane Umoh