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Gift Lift custom direct mail letter
Custom Direct Mail Options for Gift Lift™ Gift Matching Program June 13, 2017
Tension Corporation recently announced new direct mail options for its Gift Lift(tm) gift matching program. These new options offer nonprofit and educational institutions a personalized approach to fundraising through variable printing.
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FTA Awards
Tension Corporation Wins Two Flexographic Technical Association Excellence in Flexography Awards May 11, 2017
The Flexographic Technical Association (FTA) recently recognized Tension Corporation for its expertise and print quality in flexographic printing.
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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's virtual exhibit at the National Postal Museum
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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Tension’s Director of Marketing Receives Kansas City International Association of Business Communicators Award of Excellence September 14, 2016
The Kansas City chapter of the International Association of Business Communicators (KC IABC) awarded Karen Loggia, director of marketing for Tension Corporation, and Tricia McKim, Vice President for Morningstar Communications, with a 2016 Bronze Quill Award of Excellence for creating engaging website copy.
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A Bit of History June 27, 2016
Bert Berkley authors an article in On Paper, providing rich Tension and industry history.
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USPS 2017 Promotions Calendar June 21, 2016
The Postal Regulatory Commission (PRC) has approved six USPS Mailing Promotions for 2017 with focus on dynamic color, new print techniques, mobile technology, and traditional and innovative mail techniques.
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Increase donations from employer matching gifts
Tension Corporation Introduces Gift Lift™ for Nonprofits and Educational Institutions June 15, 2016
Tension introduces Gift Lift, a program that helps 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
The Flexographic Technical Association (FTA) recognized Tension Corporation for its expertise and print quality in flexographic printing with three FTA 2016 Excellence in Flexography Awards.
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Tension Corporation Celebrates 130th Anniversary 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
Tension recognizes 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).
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Healthy KC For a Greater KC
Tension Recognized as “Certified Healthy KC” Company September 24, 2015
Tension was recently designated as a "Certified Healthy KC Companies" by the Greater Kansas City Chamber of Commerce, acknowledging Tension's efforts to maintain a workplace focused on health and wellness for nutrition, physical activity, tobacco cessation and work/life integration.
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Lon Robinsen
Lonnie Robinson Receives FTA's Distinguished Service Award September 21, 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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Flexo Printing Awards
Tension Corporation Wins Five Flexographic Technical Association Excellence in Flexography Awards August 27, 2015
The Flexographic Technical Association (FTA) recognized Tension Corporation for its expertise and print quality in flexographic printing with five FTA 2015 Excellence in Flexography Awards.
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Bill Berkley EMA Member of the Year
Bill Berkley Honored by the Envelope Manufacturers Association June 29, 2015
Bill Berkley, Tension Corporation President and CEO, received the Envelope Manufacturers Association (EMA) 2014 Daniel H. Lipman Member-of-the-Year Award, an honor that recognizes leadership qualities within the EMA and the recipient's company.
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Privacy Defender™ Envelopes and Sleeves
Privacy Defender Envelopes and Sleeves Help Protect Customer Information May 15, 2015
Privacy Defender envelope and sleeves are designed to shield contactless smart cards from unauthorized access at any point during the mailing process, adding another layer of protection against theft and privacy breaches in the mailstream.
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Tension on the move
Tension Corporation Promotes Three Associates to Leadership Roles January 21, 2015
Tension Corporation announces the advancement of three Associates; Toby Reed to Vice president of Sales and Marketing; Tim Plunk, General Manager, Fort Worth; Jim Thompson, General Manager, South Hackensack and St. Clair.
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 FTA 2014 Excellence in Flexography Awards
Flexographic Technical Association Recognizes Tension Corporation for Excellence in Flexography July 25, 2014
The Flexographic Technical Association (FTA) recognized Tension Corporation for its expertise and print quality in flexographic printing with four FTA 2014 Excellence in Flexography Awards.
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Tension Equation, Family Business Magazine
The Tension Equation November 1, 2012
Tension Corporation strikes a balance between its flagship product and new lines of business.
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Sprint Two-Way Reusable ecoEnvelope®
Tension Corporation Begins Full-Scale Manufacturing of the Sprint Two-Way Reusable ecoEnvelope® August 9, 2012
Tension Corporation launches a full-scale production of Sprint's new two-way billing ecoEnvelope(r), representing the largest execution of its kind in statement mailing.
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Tension Launches New Brand Identity
Tension Launches New Brand Identity to Highlight Expanded Technology, Services and Global Presence July 13, 2011
Tension Corporation is established as new company name with three distinct divisions: Tension Envelope, Tension Packaging & Automation, and Tension International.
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EcoFirst Wind Power
Tension Corporation Announces Availability of Wind Power Energy Credits April 15, 2011
Tension Corporation announces a commitment with Community Energy, Inc. (CEI) to purchase wind-generated Renewable Energy Certificates to apply to Tension customer manufacturing orders.
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Recochet Envelopes
Tension Envelope Enters Agreement To Become Preferred National Licensee of ecoEnvelopes June 15, 2010
Tension enters a licensing agreement with ecoEnvelopes, an environmentally-driven organization and developer of proprietary reusable envelopes. With this agreement, Tension becomes a preferred national licensee of ecoEnvelopes.
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Tension is one of the reasons Midco Global is the number one seller of seed packets to the agricultural research industry. We hold the relationships, and Tension possesses the quality products and know-how in packaging. Tension helped us grow this business. Without Tension we would not exist in this space.

Don Rayfield , Sales Vice President Midco Global
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