Yerecic Label has a 50-year track record of bringing unmatched expertise to the perishables industry. From true lean manufacturing processes to providing each customer with a dedicated team, Yerecic provides an experience that makes labeling innovative and easy.
From the Yerecic Label Archives..
A. M. Yerecic Company is founded by Arthur M. Yerecic Sr. to serve Pittsburgh retailers with labels and other promotional materials for the point of purchase.
Company begins manufacturing labels in garage of Yerecic family home.
Yerecic Label builds new manufacturing facility in Export, PA.1985
The company restructures to adopt a Lean Manufacturing Process after reading the game-changing book, The Goal, by Eliyahu M. Goldratt.1993
After dedicating over 25 years to the growth and success of Yerecic Label, Arthur M. Yerecic steps down as President and Art Yerecic is named President of Yerecic Label.1995
Yerecic Label debuts a cellular concept in both office and manufacturing at Export Facility. In the office, the cellular concept provides each customer with a constant team of the Key Account Manager, Graphic Artist and Customer Service Professional.1997
Yerecic Label builds new headquarters in the Westmoreland Business & Research Park in New Kensington, PA to incorporate their new cellular manufacturing processes.1998
Yerecic Label becomes member of the Tag and Label Manufacturers
Art Yerecic joins the TLMI Board of Directors. Art would continue to serve on the Board for over a decade into 2014 and served as TLMI Chairman from 2011-2012.2004
In order to provide customers with insights into shopper needs, Yerecic Label decided to invest in consumer research. Yerecic Label, The Beef Checkoff, the National Pork Board researched what information consumers want when purchasing fresh meat.2004
Yerecic Label launches Easy Fresh Cooking®. EFC® is a line of labels based off consumer research findings to connect with shoppers at the point of purchase. The program is quickly adopted by retailers throughout the United States.2005
Yerecic Label conducts first international sale and is featured in Pittsburgh’s Tribune Review.2007
From 2009 to 2011, Yerecic Label conducted a two-phase study to re-validate the information from the Protein Labeling study and test the effectiveness of Easy Fresh Cooking®. Test store labeled products overall outperformed control store labeled products by 1.57% points.2009
Yerecic Label was honored by The Department of Defense as a 2010 Secretary of Defense Employer Support Freedom Award recipient. The Freedom Award is the highest recognition given to employers that provide support to the associates who serve our country. Since 1996, only 220 employers have been presented with the prestigious Freedom Award.
Yerecic Label adds a 17” Mark Andy Performance series press to the
Yerecic Label launches a joint consumer insights study with Produce Marketing Association regarding consumer preferences for fresh produce at the point of purchase.2011
Yerecic Label transitions to a Digital Platemaking system to decrease waste and improve efficiency.2011
Yerecic Label is awarded HD certification from Esko in Digital Platemaking.2011
Yerecic Label adds 100% vision inspection systems to all presses to exceed quality expectations.2011
To meet sales demand, Yerecic Label adds to the New Kensington, PA facility.
LabelBling™ research is conducted to determine how eye-catching effects connect with consumers. Shoppers validate earlier consumer research with focus on recipes and finished dish photography.2013
Yerecic Label awarded Outstanding Print Quality in Water-based Specialty Ink Award by Flint Group2014
Yerecic Label receives Tag and Label Manufacturers Institute Environmental Leadership Award at the 2014 Annual Meeting.2014
Art Yerecic, President of Yerecic Label, is honored with the 2014 Converter of the Year Award from the Tag and Label Manufacturers Institute.2014
Yerecic Label sponsors consumer research developed by Midan Marketing and Meatingplace to determine meat’s role on the plate at mealtime.2015
Yerecic Label is awarded an Environmental Leadership Certificate for the Documentation of Relevant and Replicable Sustainability Practices at the TLMI Annual Meeting.2015
Based on data found from the Protein and the Plate research, Yerecic Label revamped the Easy Fresh Cooking program to include information relevant to today’s shopper.2015
Yerecic Label begins sponsoring an annual research study for the produce industry, The Power of Produce, focused on understanding shoppers’ motivations and needs. The Power of Produce published by Food Marketing Institute, conducted by 210 Analytics, LLC and sponsored by Yerecic Label.2015
Yerecic Label is honored with a first place award in Flexography, Color Process Prime Label category and second place in the Coupon & Extended Content Label category in the 38th Annual TLMI Awards competition2015
Yerecic Label wins 2 Flint Group Narrow Web print awards in the narrow web water-based flexographic coupon category and water-based process category.2015
Launch of innovative label construction that allows full-color printing on both sides of the label to increase message space.2016
Yerecic Label is honored with a first place award in Flexographic Process Prime Label category as well as Best in Class for the Flexography and Leterpress Category.2016
Yerecic Label launches MaxOut!® label line to help customers maximize messaging space to shoppers.2017
Yerecic Label was recognized for two labels at the the 2017 TLMI Annual Meeting including a first place award for the Flexographic Process Prime category and a second place award for the Flexography – Line & Screen, Tone-Prime category.2017
Yerecic Label installs their first digital press and in-line finishing unit with partners Domino and AB Graphic International.2018
At the 2018 TLMI Annual Meeting, Yerecic Label was awarded a First Place in the Coupon or Expanded Information Label for the Campari Chef Inspired label.2018
At the 2019 TLMI Converter Meeting, Yerecic Label was awarded a L9 World Label Award (WLA) for the Campari Chef Inspired Label in the Booklet Category. The L9 World Label Award competition is judged by an international panel of judges representing each of the participating member associations.2019
Yerecic Label celebrates 50 years in business thanks to our incredible associates, customers and friends!2019
From the Yerecic Label Archives..
From the very beginning, Yerecic Label’s focus was on helping the retail and perishable industries connect with shoppers at the point of purchase. Our products are now distributed across the U.S. and featured on consumer products from beef, poultry and pork to fresh produce and cheese.
While many things have changed, others have stayed the same; our dedication to our customers, our love for printing and our family roots.