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FLEXcon recognized for sustainable efforts

FLEXcon, a leading manufacturer of pressure-sensitive films, today announced it has been recognized by The Massachusetts Department of transportation (MassDOT) as a recipient of a 2011 Massachusetts Excellence in Commuter Options (ECO) award, in the Leadership category. Annually, MassDOT recognizes employer's efforts toward creating a more sustainable Massachusetts. FLEXcon was recognized for launching its Ride Share program, designed to help reduce greenhouse gas emissions through decreased drive-alone trips.

FLEXcon launched its Ride Share program to encourage employees to carpool by rewarding gas cards on a quarterly basis, to employees who rideshare at least 50 percent of each quarter. Participating employees are also incentivized with alternative work schedules, preferential parking spaces, commuter transportation events, and entry into an end of the year gas card drawings. FLEXcon has partnered with MassRIDES to offer employees the Guaranteed/ Emergency Ride Home Program, which assures participants a ride home should an emergency arise during the day.

“FLEXcon is excited to receive an ECO Award. Our company is committed to sustainable practices and providing our employees with commuting alternatives,” said Neil McDonough, president and CEO, FLEXcon. “To encourage car pooling, FLEXcon has awarded employees with benefits that make commuting and the work day easier. We thank those employees that have embraced this initiative and look forward to expanding the program, while decreasing our carbon footprint.”

MassDOT, through MassRIDES, the statewide travel options program, and MassCommute, the Massachusetts Council of Transportation Management Associations (TMA), supports Massachusetts employers in their efforts to reduce greenhouse gas emissions through decreased drive-alone trips while encouraging employees to travel to work by transit, carpools, vanpools, by bicycling or walking, or through support of telework programs.

About FLEXcon

FLEXcon is an ISO 9001:2008 worldwide manufacturer of pressure-sensitive films and adhesives for applications including indoor and outdoor advertising, bonding/mounting, and product identification, safety, hazard, bar-coded, and primary labels. The company’s Value-Better-Supreme (VBS) product offering is the most extensive standard product offering in the pressure-sensitive film industry. FLEXcon is also a leader in developing custom solutions to meet unique converting or application needs. FLEXcon’s mission is to provide its customers the highest quality products with exceptional service. The company is headquartered in Spencer, Massachusetts, and has operations throughout North America and Europe, with distribution worldwide. For more information on FLEXcon, visit