The Kennedy Group Acquires Progressive Labels, LLC

The Kennedy Group Acquires Progressive Labels, LLC

Enhances Customer Service and Expands Production Capabilities

Cleveland, Ohio (August 1, 2013) – The Kennedy Group, a leading provider of labeling, packaging, and identification solutions, acquired Progressive Labels, LLC on July 16, 2013. Progressive Labels specializes in providing custom label solutions to a variety of industries.

The Kennedy Group will continue using the Progressive Labels name and keep the existing team and structure in place. Based in Tannersville, Pennsylvania, Progressive Labels expands The Kennedy Group’s geographic coverage, as well as its production capabilities. With facilities strategically located in Willoughby, Ohio, Orlando and Pensacola, Florida, the new facility enables Kennedy to increase production and shorten shipping time for customers, resulting in enhanced customer service and satisfaction.

“Progressive Labels and The Kennedy Group share a common capability and passion to develop and deliver best-in-class labeling and packaging solutions to help our valued customers decorate, promote, identify and track their products,” Michael Kennedy, President of The Kennedy Group, explained. “This acquisition will help us build on the quality products and services we already provide.”

Progressive Labels has an array of products, including custom thermal labels, both blank and printed, thermal ribbons, printers and related supplies. State-of-the-art equipment provides a variety of labeling solutions and quick turnaround for customers.

With this new acquisition, The Kennedy Group now has four manufacturing facilities with over 30 production lines and five printing technologies, ideally positioned to handle both short and long runs. The combined companies have a comprehensive product portfolio with over 100 product categories used in a variety of industries and markets.

For more information about The Kennedy Group and Progressive Labels LLC, visit Kennedy’s website at Or visit the Progressive Labels website at

About The Kennedy Group

The Kennedy Group, a family owned and operated business since 1974, is a leader in providing market-tested and innovative solutions to help customers package, promote, identify and track their products.

Headquartered just east of Cleveland, Ohio, The Kennedy Group is based in an

80,000 square foot corporate facility with global reach to serve and supply our customers in 40 states and seven countries. Our leadership and solutions contribute to the success of customers in the consumer products, automotive, material handling, biomedical, healthcare and chemical industries, to name a few.

The Labeling and Packaging Division is a high-quality, low-cost producer of pressure-sensitive and roll film products. With multiple printing facilities in Cleveland, Orlando, and Pensacola, The Kennedy Group can handle large volume orders, while providing quick lead times and competitive shipping costs.

The Material Handling ID Division leads the way in permanent and temporary identification systems for reusable containers, pallets, mobile/shipping racks, and shelving. Our flagship Placard Label Holder and Nameplate identification products provide efficient, versatile and cost-savings means of labeling and tracking virtually any reusable asset.

The RFID Solutions Division provides complete RFID (Radio Frequency Identification) solutions, from initial exploratory site planning through implementation and post-implementation maintenance. Kennedy’s professional RFID services include hardware, tag selection and application, software and integration.

The Promotional Response Division is the leader in front-page advertising solutions, offering an assortment of colorful, stick-on notes, booklets, and cards that function as impactful, removable advertisements on the front pages of more than 600 newspapers nationwide with a circulation exceeding 40 million. 

To learn more about The Kennedy Group and the products, services, and solutions provided by these divisions, visit

The Kennedy Group
38601 Kennedy Parkway
Willoughby, Ohio 44094
ph: 440-951-7660 | fx: 440-951-3253