Awards & Certificates

January 2019

Citation Healthcare Labels Receives Two Philanthropic Awards

Hauppauge, NY – January 31, 2019 – Citation Healthcare Labels, LLC, a subsidiary of AWT Labels & Packaging, was honored to receive two awards at the prestigious 2018 Leukemia and Lymphoma Society (LLS) Light The Night Awards, held in Bethpage, NY.

Richard Bolnick, Citation Healthcare Labels, LLC’s President, stands with other Executive Challenge Award winners at the prestigious 2018 Leukemia and Lymphoma Society (LLS) Light The Night Awards, held in Bethpage, NY.

“Philanthropy is one of the most important things that we do, and it is a big part of our culture,” said Citation Healthcare Labels President, Rich Bolnick, the first award honors their corporate team; The Citation Crusaders, for placing seventh out of 80 competing corporate teams, led by Team Captain, Cristina Gulotta, Marketing Manager. Citation’s combined philanthropic efforts raised almost $15,000 in 2018 for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. Citation’s second award honored Mr. Bolnick for meeting his personal fundraising goal of $5,000; as part of the elite group of Long Island Executives nominated to participate in the 2018 Executive Challenge.

“At LLS, our goal is to create a world without blood cancers and the way we can continue to make progress towards that goal is due to authentic partnerships like that which we’ve built with Citation Healthcare Labels. 2018 was their first year participating in our Light The Night Walk and they made their presence known with their passion and determination, landing them as our current #7 Corporate Team, out of more than 80! It has been a true pleasure getting to work with them and seeing firsthand the impact a genuine philanthropic culture can have on employees and company,” said Jaclyn Gilbride, Senior Director, Light The Night.

Since their inception in 2016, the Citation Crusaders have raised over $30,000 for various local organizations.

November 2017

Citation Clinical Labeling Systems was awarded Great Place to Work

Hauppauge, NY – Every Citation employee was given the opportunity to rate their workplace based on different categories. Below are our scores!

Great Place to Work said “We applaud Citation Clinical Labeling Systems for seeking certification and releasing its employees’ feedback,” said Kim Peters, Executive Vice President of Great Place to Work’s Certification Program. “These ratings measure its capacity to earn its own employees’ trust and create a great workplace – critical metrics that anyone considering working for or doing business with Citation Clinical Labeling Systems should take into account as an indicator of high performance.”

Read our results

January 2015

Citation Clinical Labeling Systems Automates for Perfection

Hauppauge, NY – “Our industry has zero-tolerance for errors which makes it imperative for us to be accurate each and every time”, says President Richard Bolnick, adding “We needed to find a system that we felt would support the level of veracity and quality required not only by us but also just as importantly by our customers.”

Read the full article here

July 2010

Volkswagen Motorsports – Second Half of the 2010 Volkswagen Jetta TDI Cup Underway

Alton, VA – JOLIET, Ill., July 31 – Volkswagen Jetta TDI Cup rookie, Kevin Gleason, earned his first career pole this afternoon after leading the field with a lap of 2:46.455 (75.696 mph) making him the fifth different polesitter in the first six races of the 2010 season.

“This morning we had some rain, so I made sure to take it easy during the first practice session,” said Gleason after qualifying.  “The track conditions weren’t ideal, so I just stayed patient and focused on learning the course.  After practice, I took the extra time to really study the circuit and meet with the driving instructors.  During qualifying this afternoon, I could tell my strategy really paid off.  I kept getting quicker and quicker and then at the end, I was able to lay down a really solid lap.  I’m really excited to have earned my first Series pole.  One of my sponsors, Citation Clinical Labeling Systems, is having an employee event here at Autobahn this weekend and to be able to win the pole in front of all of them makes this even more special.”

JD Mobley turned the second-fastest lap of the day with a time of 2:46.786 and rookie Wyatt Gooden recorded the third quickest lap (2:46.792) of the day.  Chris Wehrheim and AJ Nealey round out the top-five for tomorrow’s race.

Read the full article here

March 1981

An efficient labeling system speeds drugs to the clinic

Farmingdale, NY – Many forms companies were solicited to bid on the development of our planned label. Most felt that the cost of developing such a multi-part label would either be prohibitive or just did not have the necessary equipment required to produce a label of this type. The only vendor who agreed to develop even a proof for this label was Citation Business Forms of Farmingdale, New York.

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August 2018

AWT Labels & Packaging acquires Citation Healthcare Labels, LLC

Minneapolis, MN – AWT Labels and Packaging (“AWT”) announced today that it has closed on the acquisition of Citation Healthcare Labels, LLC, a global leader in clinical labeling since 1963 and based in Hauppauge, NY.   The business will be owned by AWT and management and operate under the name of Citation Healthcare Labels, LLC (“Citation” or the “Company”).

Citation provides clinical trial labels for pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies, clinical research organizations, and clinical packagers.  The Company was founded in 1963 by the family of Richard Bolnick, who will remain as President of Citation, as a diversified distributor of printing and labels.  Citation’s products serve mission critical applications by ensuring the accuracy and effectiveness of trials,  improving participant safety and helping customers introduce drugs to the market more efficiently.  The Company provides world-class product quality, project management, customer service, and speed to market, which are imperative characteristics for pharmaceutical customers.

This acquisition strengthens AWT’s commitment to the global healthcare labeling market and will allow AWT to take advantage of growth opportunities in the clinical trial label markets.  For Citation customers, they will now have access to AWT’s resources and investments in state-of-the art print and production technologies as well as access to AWT’s Minneapolis, MN facility for additional healthcare label capabilities.

Both Rich Bolnick, President of Citation, and Frederick Youngs, Chief Operating Officer of Citation, will continue in leadership roles with the Company and will become shareholders of AWT.  The Company operates out of a single pharmaceutical and medical grade facility in Hauppauge, NY and employs approximately 100 employees.  The employees and suppliers of Citation have played an integral role in the company’s success and will continue to do so in the future.

“Citation looks forward to the next chapter of growth by joining the AWT organization.  Citation and AWT share many of the same philosophies including providing our customers with a world-class experience, a commitment to healthcare labeling and quality systems, the development of our employees and continually investing in state-of-the-art equipment”, said Rich Bolnick, President of Citation. “We believe the best is yet to come for our customers as they will benefit from additional facilities, personnel and resources of the combined businesses.”

“We are excited about our acquisition of Citation. Rich Bolnick and Fred Youngs have spent many years building a great company with outstanding people and tremendous capabilities and we proudly welcome the Citation team to AWT,” said Jim Lundquist, President and CEO of AWT. “We will leverage the unique capabilities of both organizations to continue to serve our customers with world class quality and excellent service.  The addition of Citation meaningfully increases our healthcare labeling capabilities and allows AWT to become one of the largest healthcare-focused label providers for pharmaceutical clinical trial and medical device manufacturers in the U.S.”

November 2017

Citation Clinical Labeling Systems was awarded Great Place to Work

Hauppauge, NY – Every Citation employee was given the opportunity to rate their workplace based on different categories. Below are our scores!

Great Place to Work said “We applaud Citation Clinical Labeling Systems for seeking certification and releasing its employees’ feedback,” said Kim Peters, Executive Vice President of Great Place to Work’s Certification Program. “These ratings measure its capacity to earn its own employees’ trust and create a great workplace – critical metrics that anyone considering working for or doing business with Citation Clinical Labeling Systems should take into account as an indicator of high performance.”

Read our results

January 2015

Citation Clinical Labeling Systems Automates for Perfection

Hauppauge, NY – “Our industry has zero-tolerance for errors which makes it imperative for us to be accurate each and every time”, says President Richard Bolnick, adding “We needed to find a system that we felt would support the level of veracity and quality required not only by us but also just as importantly by our customers.”

Read the full article here

July 2010

Volkswagen Motorsports – Second Half of the 2010 Volkswagen Jetta TDI Cup Underway

Alton, VA – JOLIET, Ill., July 31 – Volkswagen Jetta TDI Cup rookie, Kevin Gleason, earned his first career pole this afternoon after leading the field with a lap of 2:46.455 (75.696 mph) making him the fifth different polesitter in the first six races of the 2010 season.

“This morning we had some rain, so I made sure to take it easy during the first practice session,” said Gleason after qualifying.  “The track conditions weren’t ideal, so I just stayed patient and focused on learning the course.  After practice, I took the extra time to really study the circuit and meet with the driving instructors.  During qualifying this afternoon, I could tell my strategy really paid off.  I kept getting quicker and quicker and then at the end, I was able to lay down a really solid lap.  I’m really excited to have earned my first Series pole.  One of my sponsors, Citation Clinical Labeling Systems, is having an employee event here at Autobahn this weekend and to be able to win the pole in front of all of them makes this even more special.”

JD Mobley turned the second-fastest lap of the day with a time of 2:46.786 and rookie Wyatt Gooden recorded the third quickest lap (2:46.792) of the day.  Chris Wehrheim and AJ Nealey round out the top-five for tomorrow’s race.

Read the full article here

March 1981

An efficient labeling system speeds drugs to the clinic

Farmingdale, NY – Many forms companies were solicited to bid on the development of our planned label. Most felt that the cost of developing such a multi-part label would either be prohibitive or just did not have the necessary equipment required to produce a label of this type. The only vendor who agreed to develop even a proof for this label was Citation Business Forms of Farmingdale, New York.

Read the full article here