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Tension Corporation Launches New Blog February 22, 2017
As part of its commitment to continuous improvement, Tension Corporation launched a new blog, Ingenuity at Work on February 22.
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Tension Corporation Helps Project Warmth Provide Comfort for Those in Need November 15, 2016
A postage-paid donation envelope made possible by Tension will appear in The Kansas City Star on Dec. 4, and contributors may use the envelopes to send in donations in support of Project Warmth's 2016 campaign.
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Tension Corporation is Featured in Smithsonian Institute’s National Postal Museum Virtual Exhibition, “America’s Mailing Industry” September 23, 2016
The Smithsonian's National Postal Museum launched a new virtual exhibition, "America's Mailing Industry" which tells a story of the partnership between the USPS and private industry.
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A Bit of History June 29, 2016
Bert Berkley authors an article in On Paper, providing rich Tension and industry history.
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Tension Corporation Introduces Gift Lift™ for Nonprofits and Educational Institutions June 17, 2016
An estimated $6-10 billion in corporate matching funds are left unclaimed each year. Gift Lift can help nonprofits and educational institutions make it easy for their donors to take advantage of employer matching gift opportunities.
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Tension Corporation Wins Three Flexographic Technical Association Excellence in Flexography Awards April 18, 2016
Kansas City, Mo. - The Flexographic Technical Association (FTA) recently recognized Tension Corporation for its expertise and print quality in flexographic printing. Tension took home three FTA 2016 Excellence in Flexography Awards, including two gold awards in the envelope category.
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Tension Packaging & Automation Showcases Key Products at 2016 Operations Summit March 29, 2016
Kansas City, Mo. - Tension Packaging & Automation will showcase several key products, including a polybagging system, sorter and Box Sizer at the 2016 Operations Summit. In addition, Ken Myers, Director of Tension Packaging & Automation, will lead an educational panel titled: How DIM Has Transformed the World of Packaging.
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Tension Corporation Celebrates 130th Anniversary March 17, 2016
Kansas City, Mo. - On March 17, 2016, Tension Corporation celebrates its 130th anniversary, marking the company's long history of stability, ingenuity and commitment to its associates and industry.
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Greater Dallas PCC Awarded 2015 PCC of the Year March 8, 2016
Kansas City, Mo. - Tension is proud to recognize the Greater Dallas Postal Customer Council (GDPCC) for receiving the 2015 PCC of the Year Large Market award from the U.S. Postal Service (USPS). Tim Plunk, General Manager, Tension Corporation, Envelope Division and member of the GDPCC board of directors, worked tirelessly with fellow board members to help the GDPCC gain this esteemed recognition.
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Tension Packaging & Automation Intelligent Random Box Sizer System Receives PPMA ‘Most Innovative Automation System’ 2015 Award October 30, 2015
Kansas City, Mo. - The Intelligent Random Box Sizer System, sold in the United States exclusively by Tension Packaging & Automation, recently received top honors as the 2015 'Most Innovative Automation System' by the PPMA Group. Specifically designed for eCommerce and online order fulfillment, the system helps lower rates and increase shipping efficiency.
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Tension Packaging & Automation Transfers Assembly of Automation Equipment to Strategic Partners October 27, 2015
Kansas City, Mo. - Tension Packaging & Automation will transfer the assembly of all its automation equipment to strategic partners beginning October 30. Tension will continue to offer its full line of products and services.
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Bert Berkley Receives Adele Hall Spirit of Caring Award September 25, 2015
Kansas City, Mo. - Bert Berkley, Tension Corporation Chairman of the Board, recently received the Adele Hall Spirit of Caring Award, presented by the United Way of Greater Kansas City. The award honors individuals who exemplify the extraordinary compassion and selflessness of the late Adele Hall, philanthropist and wife of Hallmark Chairman Donald J. Hall.
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Tension Recognized as “Certified Healthy KC” Company September 24, 2015
Kansas City, Mo. - Tension recently joined the ranks of more than 70 companies designated as "Certified Healthy KC Companies" by the Greater Kansas City Chamber of Commerce. The certification recognizes Tension's efforts to maintain a workplace focused on health and wellness.
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Lonnie Robinson Receives FTA's Distinguished Service Award September 24, 2015
The Flexographic Technical Association (FTA) awarded Lonnie Robinson, Director of Research and Development for Tension Corporation, with its 2015 Distinguished Service accolade upon completion of his two-year term as the FTA's board of directors chairman.
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Tension Corporation Wins Five Flexographic Technical Association Excellence in Flexography Awards August 27, 2015
The Flexographic Technical Association (FTA) recently recognized Tension Corporation for its expertise and print quality in flexographic printing. Tension took home five FTA 2015 Excellence in Flexography Awards, including two of only six gold awards given in the envelope category.
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Bill Berkley Honored by the Envelope Manufacturers Association June 29, 2015
Bill Berkley, Tension Corporation President and CEO, recently received the 2014 Daniel H. Lipman Member-of-the-Year Award presented by the Envelope Manufacturers Association (EMA). Each year the award recognizes an EMA member who exhibits leadership qualities within the organization and his or her own company.
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Privacy Defender™ Envelopes and Sleeves
Privacy Defender Envelopes and Sleeves Help Protect Customer Information May 22, 2015
Tension introduces the newest additions to its line of quality products--Privacy Defender envelope and sleeves. Designed to shield contactless smart cards from unauthorized access at any point during the mailing process, Privacy Defender envelope and sleeves help provide another layer of protection against theft and privacy breaches in the mailstream.
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Random Box Sizer System | Tension Corporation
Tension Announces Exclusive Solution to Reduce Shipping Rates March 23, 2015
New Dimensional Weight (DIM) rules imposed by UPS and FedEx in January 2015 have increased shipping rates for many direct-to-consumer shippers. In response to these new shipping rules, Tension Packaging & Automation now offers the Intelligent Random Box Sizer System. The system can help order fulfillment distribution centers lower their rates and increase shipping efficiency. Tension is the exclusive supplier of the system in the United States.
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Tension Corporation Promotes Three Associates to Leadership Roles
Tension Corporation Promotes Three Associates to Leadership Roles January 21, 2015
Tension Corporation is pleased to announce the advancement of three associates to the roles of vice president of sales, general manager - Fort Worth and general manager - South Hackensack and St. Clair. "These three individuals are leaders," said Bill Berkley. "They truly embody the company's commitment to the customer experience and the spirit of ingenuity."
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Flexographic Technical Association Recognizes Tension Corporation for Excellence in Flexography
Flexographic Technical Association Recognizes Tension Corporation for Excellence in Flexography July 25, 2014
In recognition of its expertise and print quality in flexographic printing, Tension Corporation is pleased to take home four Flexographic Technical Association (FTA) 2014 Excellence in Flexography Awards, including one of only five gold awards given in the envelope category.
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Tension Corporation Incorporates SpotOn! Into Color Management Toolkit
Tension Corporation Incorporates SpotOn! Into Color Management Toolkit October 13, 2013
As a leader in envelope and packaging and automation solutions, the ongoing mission for Tension Corporation is to continually and consistently live up to a longstanding and industry-renowned heritage of quality printing. As a family-owned and -operated business founded in 1886, this growing organization has expanded its presence in packaging and automation, as well as its increasing footprint in international operations. Today, Tension has grown to become the third-largest domestic envelope manufacturer, and holds more patents on products and processes than all of the other envelope manufacturers combined.
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Tension Packaging & Automation Introduces Pharmashelve and Tension Scan for Pharmacies
Tension Packaging & Automation Introduces Pharmashelve and Tension Scan for Pharmacies July 19, 2013
Tension Packaging & Automation is introducing Tension Pharmashelve shelving systems for pharmacies, enabling them to expand their inventory within the same space they are already using. TensionScan selection devices for efficient product picking are also being introduced.
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The Tension Equation
The Tension Equation November 1, 2012
The Tension Corporation has found a way to balance its flagship product -- the envelope -- and its new lines of business.
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Tension Packaging & Automation Announces New Printer-Folder-Inserter for Pharmaceutical and Internet Fulfillment Packaging
Tension Packaging & Automation Announces New Printer-Folder-Inserter for Pharmaceutical and Internet Fulfillment Packaging August 23, 2012
Tension Packaging & Automation, Pharmacy Group, announces the debut of its Tension PFI, a color 1/2-fold printer-folder-inserter that automates the printing, verification and dispensing of customer-specific prescription documents.
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