Recent Company News

FEB 06
2017
Kieran Label Announces ISO 9001:2015 Final Approval
San Diego, CA February 6, 2017 - Kieran Label today announced it has received final approval for the newest ISO Certification. Kieran Label is among the first label manufacturers in the world to be certified.

ISO 9001:2015 is the flagship quality management systems standard. It incorporates three years of work by experts from almost one hundred countries to modernize this managerial framework. The certification process encompasses customer service, inspection, management, pre-press, production, purchasing and planning, warehouse practices and shipping. Kieran Label’s approval is... more
JAN 13
2017
Kieran Label Announces 100% Vision Inspection for all Health Care Labels
San Diego, CA January 13, 2017- Kieran Label, an industry leader in the health care label segment, today announced the deployment of full vision inspection.

Vision inspection enables the automated detection of latent or otherwise difficult-to discern defects. This process is an element of world class quality control in the label manufacturing process. In tandem with vision inspection, Kieran Label maintains a rigorous, ISO Certified, quality management system that incorporates documentation control, QA sign-offs at all stages of production, upstream raw material traceability and... more
SEP 12
2016
Kieran Label Announces ISO 9001:2015 Preliminary Approval
San Diego, CA September 12, 2016 - Kieran Label today announced it has received preliminary approval for the latest ISO certification. Kieran Label is among the first group of label manufacturers in the world to be approved for this certification.

ISO 9001:2015 is the flagship quality management systems standard. It incorporates three years of work by experts from almost 100 nations to modernize this managerial framework. Kieran Label’s approval is a testament to its commitment to improving customer satisfaction through a continuous improvement culture that focuses on... more
July 26
2016
Kieran Label Announces Enhanced Performance for Synthetic Materials
San Diego, CA July 26, 2016 - Kieran Label today announced enhanced capabilities for manufacturing synthetic materials. The company has integrated a new coating head into its production process for synthetic pressure sensitive constructions.

This new coating head incorporates a specialized rotating bar that enables a more consistent application of adhesive on any synthetic material, including polypropylene and polyester. The technology also eliminates residual streaking when labels are peeled from the liner.

CEO Denis Vanier stated, “As one of the only vertically... more
SEP 6
2015
Kieran Label Introduces Cold Foil Stamping
San Diego, CA September 6, 2015 - Kieran Label today announced the introduction of cold foil stamping. The addition of foil elements enhances a variety of label formats and improves brand appeal. The presence of gold, silver, other metallic or even holographic foil enables products to stand out in today’s crowded shelves. The richness of foil also confers a premium status.

Hot foil stamping has been available in the pressure sensitive label market for many years. However, cold foil stamping offers the same benefit but at lower cost. Richard Van Gils, Strategic Accounts Manager,... more
August 10
2014
Kieran Label Names Karl Morgan as Controller
San Diego, CA August 10, 2014 - Kieran Label Names Karl Morgan as Controller.

Kieran Label Corp (KLC) today announced that it has added to its senior leadership team with the appointment of Karl J. Morgan as Controller. KLC is one of the nation's leading manufacturers of roll, sheet and continuous labels serving multiple industries.

Karl Morgan brings an extensive background in domestic and international manufacturing finance, ranging from iron founding... more
April 24
2014
Kieran Label Corporation ISO 9001:2008 Certification
ISO 9001:2008 Certification Earned By Kieran Label Corporation

(Pittsburgh PA) SRI Quality System Registrar is pleased to announce that it has recently awarded an ISO 9001:2008 Management System certificate to Kieran Label Corporation, located in San Diego, California, for the manufacture and supply of pressure sensitive adhesive labels.

According to A. Joseph Falcsik, SRI's Vice President, Certification: "We are pleased to acknowledge that Kieran... more
JANUARY 3
2014
San Diego, CA January 3, 2014 - Kieran Label Successfully Completes Walmart Audit
Kieran Label Corp (KLC) today made public the results of a recently completed audit conducted by Accordia Global Compliance, on behalf of Walmart. Accordia Global Compliance provides factory auditing and certification services to Walmart and many of the world's leading brands. This was an unannounced full day audit which focused on social compliance, ethical standards and employee safety. The audit involved employee interviews and allowed the auditors to have full access to KLC employee and safety training records. In addition, KLC Quality and Safety managers were interviewed at length. The... more
JULY 10
2013
Kieran Label Names Al Pituch Vice President
San Diego, CA July 10, 2013 - Kieran Label Names Al Pituch Vice President

Kieran Label Corp (KLC) today announced that Al Pituch has been elevated to Vice President, Business Development. KLC is one of the nation's leading manufacturers of roll, sheet and continuous labels serving multiple industries.

Pituch spent several successful years at Kieran Label as Business Development Manager. Prior to KLC, he held sales management and account executive... more
APRIL 1
2013
KLC Announces Launch of ISO 9000 Certification Initiative
San Diego, CA April 1, 2013 - Kieran Label (KLC) today announced the launch of an ISO 9000 certification initiative. The ISO 9000 program addresses critical aspects of quality management and provides tools for companies who seek to ensure their products consistently meet customer's needs. In addition, ISO 9000 provides a framework for continuous innovation.

Kieran Label has long championed total quality management principles to reduce cycle time, improve quality and enhance customer feedback processes. The launch of a formal ISO 9000 initiative is intended to further solidify KLC's... more
SEP 6
2012
KLC to Chair 7th Annual Forum of the International Label Group
San Diego, CA September 6, 2012 - Kieran Label (KLC) today announced it will chair the 7th annual Forum of the International Label Group (ILG) to be held September 10, 2012 in conjunction with Label Expo Americas at the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center, Rosemont, Illinois.

ILG is a non-profit organization representing the world's most technologically progressive and vertically integrated label converters. KLC is a founding member of the forum which includes member label companies from North America, Europe, Asia, Europe and Africa.

Kieran Label CEO Denis Vanier stated,... more
AUG 20
2012
Kieran Label Adds Allen Henry as Director of Operations
San Diego, CA August 20, 2012 - Kieran Label Adds Allen Henry as Director of Operations

Kieran Label Corp (KLC) today announced that it has added to its senior leadership team with the appointment of Allen Henry as Director Of Operations. KLC is one of the nation's leading manufacturers of roll, sheet and continuous labels serving multiple industries.

Allen Henry is the new Director of Operations, and brings a wealth of industry-specific knowledge... more
JULY 29
2012
Kieran Label Adds Richard Van Gils as Strategic Accounts Manager
San Diego, CA July 29, 2012 - Kieran Label Adds Richard Van Gils Strategic Accounts Manager

Kieran Label Corp (KLC) today announced that Richard Van Gils has come aboard as Strategic Accounts Manager. KLC is one of the nation's leading manufacturers of roll, sheet and continuous labels serving multiple industries.

Van Gils' responsibilities include the management of all Strategic Accounts, and representing Kieran Label in the marketplace. He... more
JUNE 6
2012
Kieran Label Adds Esko Digital Platemaking Equipment to Extensive Manufacturing Base
San Diego, CA June 6, 2012 - Kieran Label (KLC) today announced that it has expanded its in-house production capabilities by adding a suite of Esko's latest technologically advanced equipment. This new investment significantly increases the amount of KLC's specialized equipment, with a resulting improvement in productivity. KLC is one of the nation's leading manufacturers of roll, sheet and continuous labels serving multiple industries.

Kieran's new equipment includes a new Esko Platemaking System featuring the latest in high definition digital platemaking technology. The system... more
DEC 1
2011
KLC Announces Results of Walt Disney Social Compliance Audit
San Diego, CA December 1, 2011 - Kieran Label Corp (KLC) today announced that it has successfully completed the Walt Disney Social Compliance Audit.

This audit, conducted in conjunction with Enfield, Connecticut based STR - Responsible Sourcing, covers a wide range of manufacturing practices. Included are health and safety standards, environmental practices, labor and non-discrimination policies, as well as other ethical considerations.

KLC Business Development Manager Al Pituch stated, "We are pleased by this affirmation because it speaks to KLC's enduring track... more
OCT 1
2011
Kieran Label Installs Fourth Wide-WebPress
San Diego, CA October 1, 2011 - Kieran Label Corp (KLC) today announced that it has installed its fourth wide web flexographic press. This press, a 16 inch Mark Andy 4150 is equipped with six color stations, including five with UV capabilities. The press can handle roll-to-roll and fan-folding requirements.

The Mark Andy 4150 joins KLC's three other wide web presses, seven narrow web presses and new short-run digital press. In all the company's capabilities now extend to twelve presses ranging from one to eight color.

CEO Denis K. Vanier stated, "Having grown... more
SEP 6
2011
Kieran Label Receives UL Approval for Proprietary Synthetic Label Solution
San Diego, CA September 6, 2011 - Kieran Label Corp (KLC) today announced that it has received approval from Underwriter Laboratories (UL) for a synthetic label construction. KLC has a long track record of receiving UL approval for material plus printing combinations. This approval, however, marks the first time that KLC has sought and received approval for its own raw material produced entirely in-house.

Traditionally, UL approved materials have only been available from a small set of providers. CEO Denis Vanier commented, "KLC's entrance into this market will equip KLC... more
JUNE 6
2011
Kieran Label Corp Expands Printing Services with New Digital Label System from AXXIS
Increased Versatility and Variety for Short Run Requirements

San Diego, CA June 6, 2011- Kieran Label Corp (KLC) announced today that it is expanding its capabilities with the acquisition of a new Digital Label System from AXXIS. KLC will offer customers with short run requirements a vibrant, bold, and cost-effective option when acquiring labels for their products. The new system prints pressure sensitive four-color process labels and laminates in virtually any shape or size in minutes. Customers with seasonal products, promotional items, or private labels will be able to order,... more
DEC 1
2010
Kieran Label Certified As a Harvest Mark Partner
San Diego, CA-December 1, 2010 - Kieran Label Corp (KLC) today announced that it is now a Certified Partner for the HarvestMark food traceability program from YottaMark®, Inc. The certification of KLC's ability to print unique HarvestMark codes on pressure sensitive labels supports the agricultural industry's commitment to food and produce traceability.

HarvestMark provides immediate traceability through a unique code printed on a pressure sensitive label. Whether printed at the item level or case level, this code enables both growers to provide a higher level of traceability... more
JUNE 6
2010
KLC Launches Polypropylene Label Line
SAN DIEGO, June 6, 2010 /Newswire/ -- Kieran Label Corp (KLC) announced the immediate availability of polypropylene (BOPP) labels. Designed to meet the needs of high-aesthetic and high durability label applications, KLC's new offering provides tremendous quality and cost benefits for users of BOPP labels.

Unique among western US label converters, KLC synthesizes silicone, nitrogen and adhesive as it integrates synthetic face-stock with paper liner and then die-cuts, prints and rewinds these materials in one continuous production line.

Working with Cosmos, a global leader in... more
JAN 13
2010
KLC Announces Environmentally Sensitive Heat Seal Labels
SAN DIEGO, January 13, 2010 /Newswire/ -- Kieran Label Corp (KLC) announced the immediate availability of busan-free heat seal labels. Targeted to the needs of environmentally conscious consumer product manufacturers, KLC's solution enables the production of busan-free heat seal labels in a variety of die-sizes, colors and graphic formats.

As a vertically integrated label converter, KLC has capabilities that are unique to the Western United States. In constructing labels materials, KLC synthesizes silicone and nitrogen with adhesive.

Working with Bostik, a global leader in... more
OCT 29
2009
Kieran Label Named a Preferred Limited Partner by Proforma
SAN DIEGO, Oct. 29 /PRNewswire/ -- Kieran Label Corp. (KLC) announced that it has been named a Proforma Preferred Limited Partner (PLP). With 650 independent locations across North America and $325,000,000 in total annual revenue, Proforma is the nation's second largest distributor of promotional products, printing services, eCommerce solutions and multimedia.... more
SEP 24
2009
KLC Wins Label Industry's Print Excellence and Knowledge Grand Award
SAN DIEGO, Sept. 24 /PRNewswire/ -- Kieran Label Corp. announced that it has won a Print Excellence and Knowledge (PEAK) Grand Award in the print industry's preeminent national competition sponsored by Print Solutions Magazine. Print Solutions Magazine is published by the Print Services & Distribution Association (PSDA) in Alexandria, VA.... more
JUL 9
2009
KLC Celebrates 30 Year Anniversary
SAN DIEGO, July 9, 2000 /Newswire/ -- Kieran Label Corp (KLC) announced the celebration of its 30 year anniversary. Founded in 1979 by Kieran F. Vanier, KLC grew out Vanier Graphics, a nationwide business forms market leader originally founded in 1946.

KLC Board Member Marion Sanchez stated "This year's anniversary marks 30 years in label manufacturing and over 60 years in the print industry. It really is a testament to the vision of Kieran Vanier and the leadership of Denis Vanier in building an enterprise that has served the needs of its employees and customers so well for two... more
JAN 7
2009
Kieran F. Vanier 1914-2009: San Diego Union-Tribune Obituary
Kieran 'Van' Vanier stood over 6 feet tall, but it was more than his height that made him a big man.Mr. Vanier, an entrepreneur who developed a small business into one of Santee's biggest private employers, was also a civic leader and generous philanthropist who started the ALS Foundation in San Diego in honor of his first wife.... more
AUG 6
2008
KLC Cuts Ribbon on Brand New Facility
SAN DIEGO, August 6, 2008 /Newswire/ -- Kieran Label Corp (KLC) officially opened for business at its brand-new corporate owned facility in San Diego, California. The premises total approximately 55,000 square feet and include ample expansion space.

The new facility was custom-designed for flexographic processes and built-to-suit for the company. State-of-the-art nitrogen storage infrastructure was developed to support the company's vertically integrated operations.

As a vertically integrated label producer, KLC does not just die cut and print labels. It also produces... more