HONK and Southland Printing Launch Strategic Partnership to Bring Unattended Payments to More Parking Locations Across North America
By combining HONK’s industry leading contactless payment technology with Southland’s ticketing and transit network, best-in-class unattended payments are coming to more locations across the US and Canada
TORONTO, ON & SHREVEPORT, LA – HONK, North America’s leading provider of unattended contactless payments for parking, and Southland Printing (Southland), global provider of ticketing and transit solutions, are pleased to announce a strategic partnership that will bring HONK’s unattended payment solutions to more parking locations, across more geographies, starting immediately.
“Southland Printing could not be happier with our new strategic partnership with HONK,” said Jay Manno, President, Southland Printing. “This partnership strengthens the Southland brand – giving our customers & prospective customers more variety in solutions for their parking & transportation needs to go along with a variety of quality products Southland continues to offer all over the world. By promoting a top quality product in HONK we look forward to seeing both our organizations grow together into the future.”
Southland has over 60 years experience of ticketing and transit solutions for the parking industry. Serving customers around the globe, in over 49 countries, Southland has been a pioneer in the ever changing ticketing world. HONK’s contactless payment technology is trusted by municipalities, colleges & universities, real estate owners, and private parking operators throughout North America to increase throughput and revenue, while reducing operating costs and redundancies.
“We’re thrilled to partner with Southland to bring our suite of contactless payment solutions to more customers across the globe,” said Michael Back, HONK Founder and CEO. “Now more than ever, parking operators are seeking touchless, unattended payment solutions to streamline their operations while simultaneously giving their customers safe payment options. Our partnership with Southland provides an immediate avenue to achieve this goal by expanding our reach and filling consumer demand for quick, safe and convenient parking.”
By combining expertise, networks and reach, the partnership between HONK and Southland Printing brings industry-leading unattended contactless payments to more parking facilities across the US and Canada at a time when consumer demand is at an all-time high.
About Southland Printing Company, Inc.
Founded in 1960 by John Manno, Sr. and currently under the leadership of Jay Manno, Southland Printing Company, Inc. delivers high-quality printed parking and transit products that meet the ever-changing needs of its customers. This commitment is evident through Southland’s market leadership and strong customer relationships. With its broad range of print-based solutions, Southland is trusted by more than 1,000 organizations in the United States and abroad, including parking operators, transit authorities, municipalities, universities, hospitals, and airports. Southland Printing is headquartered in Shreveport, Louisiana. For additional information about Southland’s products and services, visit www.SouthlandPrinting.com.
HONK is North America’s leading provider of safe, contactless payments for the parking industry. Since 2013, HONK has been creating touchless solutions to make paying for parking easier, faster, and safer for drivers. Motorists can download the HonkAPP to search and pay for parking, and extend their parking session right from their phone. Or they can opt to use HonkTAP smart stations for a contactless way to pay. Simply tap or scan a mobile phone — no app download or pay station required. HONK is trusted by millions of drivers, and is accepted at over 5,000 locations across the United States and Canada. honkmobile.com
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Cole Ticket Solutions launches West Coast stock program
Los Angeles, CA: Cole Ticket Solutions Inc. (CTS) is proud to announce their just-in-time stock program, providing West Coast customers with a reliable local source of revenue control products for the Parking, Transportation, and Mobility industries.
“I have worked with Susan Cole for many years for my airport ticket and hangtag needs at both the local and regional level. We have always been able to count on Susan to provide the best product on time. More than once, Susan has pulled a ‘miracle’ to help cover an immediate need.” said Jeff Cushman, Director, National Programs ABM Aviation.
“It is an honor to supply products and services to best-in-class parking operator like ABM. Their commitment to equality and diversity in their workforces and engagement in diversity with their vendor selection is a true testament to their core values, said Susan Cole, CEO/Founder CTS.”
About Cole Ticket Solutions, Inc. (CTS)
Susan Cole founded CTS in 2021. CTS is a 100% woman-owned business delivering products and solutions for customers that require complex and highly detailed revenue control products in the transit, parking, and mobility industries. CTS is an approved and certified ACDBE/DBE/SBE/WBE/LBE/MBE partner in multiple states throughout the US. For additional information about Cole Ticket Solutions, please visit www.coletickets.com.
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PERMALIGHT® Substrates Creativity Contest – Deadline January 31, 2021
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Torrance, CA, Release: American PERMALIGHT® is holding a contest to see how people are using PERMALIGHT®Photoluminescent Substrates to make creative glow-in-the-dark art, signs, safety products, and other original projects. Prizes for this contest range in value from $2,500-$350 and include Online Marketing Opportunities from American PERMALIGHT®‘s recently launched Professional Services.
PERMALIGHT® carries a variety of photoluminescent substrates – from rigid PVC or aluminum sheets, flexible vinyl, or self-adhesive flexible films. Well known in the sign-making industry for making photoluminescent “glow-in-the-dark” code-compliant staircase identification signs, PERMALIGHT® substrates can be used in a wide variety of inventive and creative glow-in-the-dark projects.
Some creative projects made with PERMALIGHT® Photoluminescent Substrates
To enter, take clear photos of your creative project that include the use of a PERMALIGHT® photoluminescent substrate (at least one photo in light and one in darkness showing the glow), and include a paragraph about your project and your contact details. Send entries to info@AmericanPermalight.com Must be 18 years and older to enter. Entry deadline is January 31, 2021.
Full contest and prize details for the PERMALIGHT® Substrates Creativity Contest can be found on this post on their website https://www.americanpermalight.shop/news/permalight-substrate-creativity-contest/
About American PERMALIGHT® Inc.:
American PERMALIGHT® Inc. is a leading manufacturer of photoluminescent egress path marking products, printable substrates, exit signs, safety foam guards, and other safety products, and started as a California incorporation in March of 1988. The company is a fully owned subsidiary of Kroschke sign-international GmbH in Braunschweig, Germany. Kroschke is an ISO 9001 and ISO 14001 certified manufacturer.
American PERMALIGHT® Inc. has over 32 years of experience and takes pride in being considered a leading photoluminescent manufacturer. Our quality products have been installed in the New York City World Trade Center, the International Space Station (ISS), and in hundreds of other locations across the United States. For many years we have been recognized in the industry as a trusted manufacturer and source of quality life safety products, a team of experts that deliver top-notch customer service, and an industry-leading PERMALIGHT® Certified Installer Program.
American PERMALIGHT® has a team of subject matter experts who offer several professional services that provide solutions to help you navigate through this niche market. These include photoluminescent material take-offs, building code consultation, product training, installation training, sales training, and more out of our US headquarters in Torrance, California.
Toledo Ticket Becomes Toledo Ticket Technologies
The Toledo Ticket Company, a worldwide leading provider of ticketing solutions, announced it has become Toledo Ticket Technologies. The name change reflects the company’s evolving product offerings from traditional ticketing to technology-based solutions like touchless ticketing and contactless payment solutions.
“Our new name embodies our commitment to our customers. For 110 years, we have continuously adapted our products and services to meet the needs of the industries and clients we serve,’ said Tom Carter, president and chief operating officer, Toledo Ticket Technologies. “We are proud to offer technology solutions that keepbusinesses running smoothly in today’s world and beyond.”
Carter said that while the name has changed, the philosophy of the company remains the same as when his great-great grandfather Grant F. Northrup founded the business in 1910: “Nothing is more critical to satisfying customers than high- quality products at an affordable price.”
“Building relationships is at the core of who we are as a company. We do not believe we have a traditional customer- vendor relationship, but that we are partners whose successes depend on each other. We spend a lot of time in conversations with our customers as it is important for us to understand the challenges our customer’s face and how we can help them achieve their goals,”. “I welcome anyone that sees a need or has an idea to improve the end-user’s access experience to reach out to me directly. I would love to hear your thoughts” Carter said
While we will continue to offer all the great products and services we are known for, our name changesignifies our commitment to our customers, and the industry, to continue to provide new and innovative technologies.
Headquartered in Toledo, Ohio, Toledo Ticket Technologies is a five-generation family owned company; certified by most parking equipment manufacturers and serving more than 6,500 parking facilities and 2,000 sports and event venues Worldwide.
For more information on Toledo Ticket Technologies visit: www.toledoticket.com.
Leonard Simek Named Vice President of Strategic Alliances
at The Toledo Ticket Company
(TOLEDO, OH, Sept. 10, 2019) Leonard Simek was recently named Vice President of Strategic Alliances for The Toledo Ticket Company, a leading provider of ticketing solutions for nearly 110 years. Simek, who joined Toledo Ticket in 2013 as Business Development Manager, has over 30 years of experience in printing and sales. Before joining Toledo Ticket Simek held senior management positions in the printing industry.
As Vice President of Strategic Alliances, Simek will continue to work with the original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) that the company produces tickets for and will work with international, national, and regional customers to strengthen and build new strategic business partnerships. Simek, along with Executive Vice President Dave Dorner, will be involved in creating and implementing strategic initiatives and the continuing education and training of the sales team.
‘I really enjoy teaching and working with the sales staff,” said Simek. “And I like to learn new things myself. I have been in this business for 31 years and I’m still learning.”
“The Carter family at Toledo Ticket has been great to me as well as all the sales staff,” said Simek. “I have always believed in the personal touch when working with a customer and going the extra mile to make sure a customer is taken care of. The Toledo Ticket Company has that same customer service outlook.”
“We think of our customers as family and work hard to provide quality service and products as well as assist our customers with answers to situations that may not be related to tickets,” he said.
Toledo Ticket, which began in 1910 as a provider of tickets to movie theatres and carnivals, today produces consecutive numbering, bar codes, magnetic stripes, multi-part valet, scratch-off tickets, pay & display, pay-by-space, access and debit cards, and spitter tickets for thermal/non-thermal revenue control. It manufacturers and provides products in all50 states and more than 30 countries.
Southland Printing Acquires Assets of Digital Printing Systems
SHREVEPORT, LA, September 9, 2019 – Southland Printing Company, Inc. today announced that it has acquired substantially all the business assets of Digital Printing Systems, Inc., a leading provider of printed parking and transit products. Digital Printing Systems, founded in 1971 by Don Nores and based in Azusa, CA, serves more than 500 customers in over 30 countries and is known for high quality products and personalized customer service.
“It’s such an honor to be entrusted by the Nores family to continue building on the legacy of their business,” said John Manno, Jr., President and CEO of Southland Printing Company. “To assure a smooth transition we will be offering employment to many of Digital’s key personnel and we will transfer their customers’ order history, pricing, artwork and dies to Southland. Southland, as a family owned and operated business, is dedicated to providing our customers, new and old, the best products, service and value.”
“This acquisition insures that our customers will continue to receive exceptional service and quality U.S. made products,” said Peter Young, Digital’s President. “Our shared family-business values align perfectly and we know we can rely on Southland’s continued commitment to the parking and transit customers we both have served for decades.”
With this acquisition, Southland Printing Company cements its position as the market leader in printed parking and transit products.
In the months to come, customers can continue to place orders directly with Digital Printing Systems and Southland Printing. As the companies work to consolidate the operations into Shreveport, Louisiana, customers and vendors will receive regular updates.
This transaction was facilitated by Strategic Growth, Inc., a private investment banker for the parking and event ticket markets. Southland was advised by Kean Miller LLP (legal advisor) and KPMG (financial and accounting advisor). Digital Printing Systems was advised by Hahn & Hahn, LLP (legal advisor) and Lucas Horsfall (accounting and tax advisor).
About Southland Printing Company, Inc.
Founded in 1960 by John Manno, Sr. and currently under the leadership of John Manno, Jr., Southland Printing Company, Inc. delivers high quality printed parking and transit products that meet the ever-changing needs of its customers. This commitment is evident though Southland’s market leadership and strong customer relationships.
With its broad range of print-based solutions, Southland is trusted by more than 1,000 organizations in the United States and abroad, including parking operators, transit authorities, municipalities, universities, hospitals, and airports. Southland Printing is headquartered in Shreveport, Louisiana. For additional information about Southland’s products and services, visit www.SouthlandPrinting.com.
About Digital Printing Systems, Inc.
Digital Printing Systems, Inc. was founded by Donald J. Nores in 1971. Since then, Digital, with the commitment of its owners, the Nores family, and under the leadership of its President, Peter Young, has grown to become a leader in printed products for the transit and parking markets. Headquartered in Azusa, California, Digital serves customers around the world. For additional information about Digital Printing Systems, visit www.DPStickets.com.
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Southland Printing Company, Inc. promotes Charles McHenry to Sales Manager
Southland Printing Company, Inc. has announced the promotion of Charles McHenry to Sales Manager. McHenry has been with the company for 13 years in various sales capacities.
John Manno, Jr., President of Southland says that “Charles made this choice easy. He has always demonstrated superior customer service.” Charles will lead a sales team composed of five regional sales representatives: Kris Catch (West), John Cordaro (South), Tricia Rukstalis (North), John Beehler (North East), and Gary Flowers (South East). He is looking forward to helping each of them grow Southland’s presence in the industry.
About Southland Printing Company Inc.:
For over 50 years, Southland Printing Company, Inc., has been focused on quality. From our tickets to our technology, we have served the parking and transit industries as a trusted and reliable partner. From the press room to the boardroom, Southland Printing Company, Inc., has been fully engaged in the business success of our customers – in all 50 states and over 49 countries. The Future Is Certainly Bright. At Southland Printing Company, Inc., we are well positioned to support our current customers as well as welcome new customers to the Southland Family. We are excited to carry our rich history into the future with a substantial investment in new technology as well as new efforts to share how this technology can improve the business future of our customers. We look forward to an exciting future with you.
Toledo Ticket Company: Mitchell Carter Named Eastern Regional Sales Manager
Mitchell Carter was named Eastern Regional Sales Manager in March 2019, for The Toledo Ticket Company, a leading provider of ticketing solutions for nearly 110 years. As a member of the founding family of Toledo Ticket, Mitch says that he has gained a new appreciation for the longevity of the company as well as its progressive nature.
“I was always generally aware of my father and grandfather’s work growing up, but now that I’m part of the company, I see how broad Toledo Ticket’s capabilities are and how far it has come.”
As the Eastern Regional Sales Manager, Mitch will maintain the client base and sales of tickets, cards, tags and coupons within the Eastern region, including Connecticut, Delaware, Georgia, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Vermont, Virginia and West Virginia.
“I hope my youthfulness helps bring a new outlook to Toledo Ticket,” said Mitch. “I plan to help interlace the two primary functions of the company and bring them closer together so that clients can see how broad our services and capabilities are today.”
That versatility includes the company’s “green approach” to flexible services and products, which have grown from every form of ticket imaginable to RFID tags and credentials for colleges, universities, municipal, healthcare, government, and institutional, as well as private parking operations to improve security and convenience.
“I plan to do all I can to help make sure Toledo Ticket is around for another 100 years,” said Mitch.
Toledo Ticket, which began in 1910 as a provider of tickets to movie theatres and carnivals, today produces consecutive numbering, bar codes, magnetic stripes, multi-part valet, scratch-off tickets, pay & display, pay-by-space, access and debit cards, and spitter tickets for thermal/non-thermal revenue control. It manufacturers and provides products in all 50 states and more than 30 countries.