GM Nameplate earns Certified Metalphoto® Converter designation

CLEVELAND, Ohio (October 19, 2015) – Horizons Imaging Systems Group (ISG) announced that GM Nameplate (GMN) has achieved Certified Metalphoto Converter status. Certified Converter status means that GMN has completed a process assessment, received recommendations and begun implementing new processes to improve product quality and expand application expertise for Metalphoto® photosensitive anodized aluminum.

Certified Converters receive in-depth training regarding the features, benefits and performance specifications to which Metalphoto is certified. They understand when Metalphoto is appropriate for a specific application and can help organizations write Metalphoto into specifications. 

According to Scott Lehner, Director of Converter Sales, “the Metalphoto Converter Certification sends a clear message to OEMs and government organizations as to which suppliers are optimally prepared to offer outstanding product quality and service.”

GMN has been a converter of Metalphoto products for over 40 years and it continues to be an important offering for industries such as aerospace, military, and heavy equipment. “We are proud to become a Certified Metalphoto Converter. The new designation is a signal that we continue to drive best-in-class manufacturing practices and underscores our continued commitment to serving our customers with exceptional manufacturing,” said Gerry Gallagher, Vice President of Sales and Marketing at GM Nameplate.

Metalphoto is one of the most durable identification materials available. Metalphoto is converted into barcode labels, nameplates/data plates, placards, maintenance schematics, machine control panels and other identification items by more than 500 companies around the world. The largest and most advanced converters are eligible to apply for certification and GMN is one of only six companies to achieve this distinction.  

About Metalphoto

For over 50 years, industrial and military engineers have specified Metalphoto photosensitive anodized aluminum in applications where permanent product identification is critical. Metalphoto’s durability comes from its photographic image which is sealed inside of the anodized aluminum, providing resistance to corrosion, sunlight degradation, abrasion, extreme temperatures and chemical exposure.

Available from 0.003” to 0.125” thick, Metalphoto can be used for a wide variety of applications where permanent identification is critical including barcode labels, nameplates/rating plates, maintenance schematics, machine control panels and signage.

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About GM Nameplate

GMN is recognized as a leading international manufacturer that meets and exceeds customer expectations every time. Established in 1954, GMN has grown its capabilities from nameplates and brand identity, to include labels, die-cuts, front panel integration, printed electronics and biosensors, plastics, keypads, and more. The company is committed to serving its customers with the highest quality possible.

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