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FTA forms Great Lakes flexo networking group

October 20, 2009

The first meeting of the group will take place Nov. 5 at the Lauterbach Group in Wisconsin.

The Flexographic Technical Association (FTA) Supplier Leadership Council has formed a new regional networking group, FTA Great Lakes. FTA Great Lakes is not a new association, but a gathering of FTA members and non-members who will meet on a regular basis at different locations in the USA’s Great Lakes region to discuss a variety of topics common to flexographic printers. Networking opportunities will be available at each event, as well as information on FTA activities.

The first meeting will be held at the Lauterbach Group in Sussex,WI, USA on Nov. 5. A tour of Lauterbach Group’s new LEEDS certified eco-friendly facility will be featured, as well as a presentation by Heath Lauterbach about their environmental efforts, which resulted in receipt of an FTA Environmental Excellence award. He will also describe their participation in the Sustainable Green Printing Partnership and other environmental initiatives. Social Media Coach Mary Mekelberg will present information on networking through LinkedIn. Refreshments will be served courtesy of Graymills, Matik and Lauterbach Group.

There is no charge for this event, but reservations are requested. Please RSVP your interest in attending to Heath Lauterbach at

For additional information and updates, access the FTA LinkedIn site, subgroup FTA Great Lakes.