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. This diverse set of offerings enables us to meet the printing needs of nearly any industry including Pharmaceutical, Health & Beauty, Food & Beverage, Retail Housewares, and Household Chemicals.
We operate, manufacture, and distribute from our 85,000-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.
EXPANSION, GROWTH, AND NEW OWNERS
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 its 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.
100% EMPLOYEE OWNED
Shortly after becoming the 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 led 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.
A HOME FOR TODAY AND TOMORROW
Due to the growing demand for our newer products like shrink sleeves and flexible packaging our old home in Liverpool was running out of space. As a result, in 2016, the company set an ambitious goal of constructing a new headquarters and relocating to it in less than a year. By December of that same year, Syracuse Label & Surround Printing had realized its goal and settled into its new location at 200 Stewart Drive in North Syracuse, NY. Built for the present and future, the 60,000-square-foot, state-of-the-art facility offered additional space for new technologies, equipment, and future expansion.
In spite of its size and age, the new facility quickly began to fill up. Consequently, in 2019, we made the decision to build again. Just as before, we needed to move quickly in order to meet the continued demands for our products. In less than a year, we constructed an additional 25,000 sq. ft. dedicated to the expansion of our warehouse and production floor. The added warehouse space has enabled us to expedite the preparation and shipment of finished orders, while the new production area has provided ample room for new print technologies and equipment for expanding our product offerings and reducing lead times.