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FDC Recognizes Employees for Exemplifying Company’s Core Values

Feb 23, 2021

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Four ‘Ambassador’ Awards in Fourth Quarter

SOUTH BEND, Ind. (February 23, 2021) — FDC Graphic Films, Inc. recognized four valuable employees as a “Core Values Ambassador” in the fourth quarter of 2020 for exemplifying one or more of the company’s five core values.

FDC’s Core Values are believed to be the five most important values in the way the company employees live and work: integrity, kindness, resiliency, engagement, and drive for success.

“I am so very proud of each of these team members. They exemplify the character and culture we value here at FDC,” said Chris Stoler, FDC president. “Every one of them, through their actions, demonstrates why FDC is great at what we do. It is because they care, and they are committed to excellence. That care and commitment are why we recognize these individuals today.”

Shannon Althouse, production associate, was recognized for his engagement and drive for success. Mr. Althouse recommended a strategy to convert “short rolls,” which are scrap, to sellable products. This means less scrap and more value to the company.

Fernando Cocoletzi-Gomez, shipping/receiving associate, was recognized for his drive for success. Mr. Cocoletzi-Gomez regularly gets stocking orders shipped out not only on-time as expected, but early because he jumps into production right away and makes sure it gets done.

Nick Colpitts, inventory control coordinator, was recognized for his drive for success. Mr. Colpitts is solution-oriented and always looking for ways to help work around challenges for the good of the business. He is also customer-focused with his internal “customers” showing quality and ease-of-use with his deliverables.

In the company’s first double nomination, Brittany Horvath, invoice specialist, was recognized for her integrity, resiliency, and drive for success. As a prior customer care agent (CCA) for the company, Ms. Horvath has taken on the new role of invoicing and does what she says she’s going to do in an error-free, timely manner. With her experience, she knows what information a CCA needs and why, so she is pro-active by going above and beyond to communicate with them, saving them valuable time. Ms. Horvath also took in stride the assigned the task of managing the invoice cabinets to prepare for the new year and thought of new filing methods to help improve access. This is Ms. Horvath’s second award in 2020.

Each employee received an FDC Core Values Ambassador award certificate from the Work-Life team signed by Mr. Stoler.


Founded in 1988, FDC is one of the sign-making industry’s leading converter and suppliers of sign vinyl films, digital media, overlaminates, banners, and heat transfer films with warehouses and converting facilities in both South Bend, Indiana, and Reno, Nevada. The company markets, converts, and distributes leading brands such as Lumina®, 3M, ASLAN, and RTape exclusively through distribution channels. FDC’s 120 employees serve more than 1,000 customers in all 50 states and Canada.


Heather Strong
Marketing & Communications Manager
(574) 800-1271

FDC Graphic Films, Inc.
3820 William Richardson Dr.
South Bend, IN 46628 


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