HDC Honored as Regional Minority Manufacturing Firm of the Year by U.S. Department of Commerce, Minority Business Development Agency

The ChiCago MinoriTy Business DevelopMenT agenCy (MBDa) honored the ohio based label printer, hooven-Dayton Corporation (hDC), at its annual Minority enterprise Development Week (MeD Week) conference last Friday. hDC received a 2011 MeD Week: Minority Manufacturing Firm of the year award for its outstanding achievements and notable success in the manufacturing field.

“Being recognized by the MBDa is a wonderful validation of, and testament to, our entire organization’s talent, creativity, work ethic,” said Kim Wright, hDC’s Chief operating officer. “our commitment to our core company values that include: integrity, high standards, responsiveness, teamwork, respect, and collaboration has also contruibuted to our sustained growth”

“This recognition reflects not only the success of hDC as a company,” said hDC president and Ceo Christopher Che, “but also the commitment and support we have received from government agencies like MBDa, sBa and the state of ohio that has made our con- tinued growth and development possible.”

The regional awards celebrate the top minority firms and minority business advocates in five regions (atlanta, Chicago, Dallas, san Francisco and new york) who have achieved outstanding success in the construction, manufacturing, retail, energy, global technology and supplier distribution industries. These regional events culminate with a national MeD Week conference held in Washington, D.C. on september 30th. The regional winners make up the nominees for the national Minority Business of the year award, which is given to the nation’s top firms across a number of different categories at a White house ceremony.

“Minority businesses are a phenomenal asset to the u.s. economy in a variety of sectors, from manufacturing to hospitality services and everything in between,” said MBDa national Director David hinson. “These firms create good paying jobs and boost economic growth in america’s communities. The businesses recognized through the MeD Week awards program represent just a few of our nation’s brightest and most innovative minority enterprises.”

ABOUT THE MiNORiTY BUSiNESS DEvELOPMENT AgENCY (MBDA)

MBDa, www.mbda.gov, an agency within the u.s. Department of Commerce, promotes the growth and global competitiveness of the minority business community, making them better equipped to create jobs, impact local economies and compete successfully in domestic and global marketplaces. With a nationwide network of business centers and strategic partners in 50 locations, MBDa assists minority entrepreneurs and business owners with consulting services, contract and financing opportunities, bonding and certi- fication services, building business-to-business alliances and executive training.

ABOUT HOOvEN-DAYTON CORPORATiON:

hooven-Dayton Corporation (hDC), is a 76 year old innovative supplier of high quality, flexographic and digital labels, coupons, short run flexible packaging and specialty printing. headquartered in Dayton ohio, hDC has two plants in ohio and one in richmond, indi- ana. specialty offerings include: lottery bet slips and receipt rolls; coinless casino slot machine tickets; high end special effects; vari- able data; numbering; and barcodes (including 2D, Qr Codes and Ms Tags, variable or static). They work closely with their customers to help reduce inventory through customized print-on-demand while allowing for late stage differentiation. hDC provides the speed and flexibility to help get products to market faster, and employ a range of printing solutions to give products maximum shelf appeal and visual impact. hDC excels at both full-scale production runs, and small-scale production and test-market runs. Their labels, flexible packaging, apparel tags, and coupons offer superior value, performance, and durability. hDC customers range from small business to multinational corporations and represent a variety of industries including: automotive, health & beauty, cosmetics, medi- cal, household products, pharmaceutical, food & beverage, industrial, lottery and casino gaming. hDC is a wholly owned subsidiary of the Che international group, llC (Cig)–a multinational holding company specialized in acquiring and growing subsidiary companies in diverse industries.