Flexo Label Advantage Group LLC was founded in January 2010 by John McKay, President & CEO. Previous to FLAG, John spent twenty five years with the Pitman Company in Sales, Management & as Strategic Development Manager in the National Account Division. Seeing an opportunity in the North America label market for a buying group and knowing that buying groups in other printing industry segments were very successful for Members & Vendors, as personally experienced, FLAG was born.
FLAG Goal: A Premier Buying Group
Five years ago FLAG introduced the buying group concept to the narrow web marketplace. Today, we stand as the premier buying group for label converters because we deliver bottom-line savings to our Members on roll label substrates, ink, tooling, shipping, catastrophic recovery, and more.
FLAG Members maintain their independence and capitalize on the strength of the group, while providing new growth opportunities for our valued World Class Vendor Partners.
FLAG Vision: Win / Win / Win
“Making our Members & Vendor Partners Stronger Companies.”
The FLAG Advantage
Buying Group Savings
FLAG negotiates national vendor contracts, leveraging the buying power of all its label converter Members. Group savings incentives deliver bottom line savings to Members, who still maintain independence. FLAG national contracts provide significant sales opportunities for its valued World Class Vendor Partners.
FLAG Members have proven opportunities for new top line label sales growth from within the group. This includes Member to Member overload work, unique technology capabilities, and new prospect connections with FLAG Strategic Alliance Partners.
FLAG Members can rely on each other when catastrophic emergencies strike. The ability to receive help from other FLAG Members you know and trust while in recovery, can provide comfort to you, your customers, and potential prospects. Our FLAG national recovery vendor provides emergency infrastructure support opportunities that most single locations find cost prohibitive.
As part of a larger group, FLAG Members realize the benefit many large multisite converters already experience from vendors and "sister" locations, products & services which many single sites won't qualify for. The FLAG Annual Members Meetings provide invaluable opportunities for education, interaction and networking with other converter peer Members, Vendors, and Strategic Partners.
“…this is the single biggest game changer I have ever been a part of…”Ohio FLAG Member
"I’ve never written a check. I buy stuff and collect checks.”Connecticut FLAG Member
"…Pretty much a no brainer. This helps equalize the playing field some when competing with the big guys.”California FLAG Member
“…we have received tremendous value as a FLAG Member and would highly recommend this program to any label manufacturer.”Massachusetts FLAG Member
"Most productive time spend in 2014!"Illinois FLAG Member - 2014 Annual Members Meeting
"There is NO downside!"Vermont FLAG Member
"YOU'RE NOT ALONE!"Canada FLAG Member