Who We Are
We’re the industry leaders in Surround Printing. We produce a wide range of custom-made printed products, that surround our customers’ products. And we surround the challenges our customers face with specially trained teams of employee-owners. Our commitment is to make our customers more competitive by providing them exceptional service and unparalleled solutions, through our years of experience and expertise.
What We Do
We offer both digital and flexographic printing solutions with a product portfolio that includes pressure sensitive labels, shrink sleeves, flexible packaging, cartons, hang tags, roll fed-wrap labels and other custom-made printed products. And these products are used in a variety of industries including pharmaceutical, nutraceutical, cosmetic, food, beverage, and household care.
We operate, manufacture and distribute from our 60,000-square-foot facility at 200 Stewart Drive in North Syracuse, New York. Our convenient location places us at the crossroads of Interstate 81 and New York State Thruway (I-90). As a connecting point to major interstate thoroughfares, we are no more than a five-hour drive in any direction to major metropolitan areas such as Toronto, Cleveland, Boston, New York, Philadelphia, and Baltimore. Additionally, we are only three miles away from Hancock International Airport.
Roscoe Towne founded Syracuse Label Company Inc. in 1967. With little more than a two-color flexo press, he began printing pressure sensitive labels in North Syracuse. As time passed on, Syracuse Label Company began to grow in size and staff and moved to Liverpool, New York in 1972.
By the 1980s Syracuse Label was primarily printing via letterpress while continuing to expand and buy neighboring property. And in 1987, Towne sold the company to Peter Rhodes and Daniel Herman.
As Syracuse Label entered the 1990s, the company began to move away from letterpress and increased their flexographic capabilities. While Syracuse Label transitioned to more flexo work, they also broadened their product offerings to items such as cartons, board stock and flexible packaging along with new pressure sensitive offerings. By 2003 Dan Herman had retired and left the company in the hands of Peter Rhodes.
Shortly after becoming sole owner of Syracuse Label, Peter Rhodes decided to sell the company back to its employees. An ESOP team was created and in November 2007, after three years of hard work, Syracuse Label became 100% employee-owned. Additionally, Kathleen Alaimo, who lead the ESOP team, became President.
In 2009, the company decided to create a new name that would better reflect its product offerings, advanced capabilities, and unique services. As a result, Syracuse Label Company Rebranded and became known as Syracuse Label & Surround Printing.
Finally, in December 2016 the company’s most ambitious goal was realized. Syracuse Label & Surround Printing completed the construction of and relocation to its new home at 200 Stewart Drive in North Syracuse. This 60,000-square-foot, high-tech, clean and secure facility features a layout built to maximize efficiency. Additionally, it features space for new technologies and equipment, along with a large area available for future expansion.