Established in 1979, MidSouth Design has been manufacturing self adhesive labels and tags for almost 40 years.
Over the years, we have grown our business by providing labeling solutions for industries such as building supplies and treated and untreated lumber.
Today we are the leading manufacturer of products for the lumber industry in the US. Additionally, we continue to supply the building and medical fields.
MidSouth Design started in 1979 as a manufacturer of food, packaging and grocery labels in a small building in north Birmingham.
Running 3 small flexographic presses as well as offering offset printing and screen printed labels, our focus was providing custom labels to our customers, quickly and with quality printing.
With this move into a larger facility, MidSouth Design starts defining more industries that fit within our production pipeline.
The focus of production continues to be on packaging but added are medical labels and the start of lumber products begins. To handle these industries and provide for future growth, we upgrade all our flexo presses as well as have dedicated presses for the medical and lumber industries.
Our emphasis shifted to the lumber industry in 2000, as we added one of the largest chemical wood treaters in the nation as a key account. Due to this, we phased out screen and off-set printing and begin our focus on flexographic printing.
By 2004, MidSouth Design becomes a major player in the lumber industry producing end tags, placards and bundle tags making lumber products a center piece of our business.
By 2005, we have become established in the lumber industry to the point we now are a leader in production, supplying the largest lumber companies in North America.
In 2005, MidSouth develops specific processes and ink systems for use exclusively in producing lumber industry products. Two such industry specific highlights included:
In 2009, after our customers asked for a more affordable and user friendly tagger, MidSouth begins the development of the MidSouth Tagger.
From initial R&D, through several prototypes, the 1st generation MidSouth Tagger is released to the public in 2014.
2017, celebrates the the 3rd generation of the MidSouth Tagger, proven in the field, earning the distinction of being "Rugged. Rapid. Reliable."
In 2012, MidSouth Design relocates to a new building with an expanded production floor and dedicated raw material storage.
During this transition, we expand our flexographic press production lines, creating more manufacturing space as well as well as pre- and post-production areas.
MidSouth Tagger production now has dedicated space for parts and service departments as well as increased stock areas.
MidSouth Design is located in Birmingham, Alabama and is the largest manufacturer of lumber tags, placards and bundle tags in the United States, having served the lumber industry worldwide for over 40 years. Additionally, MidSouth continues to provide labeling solutions to the building supply industry for products such as windows and doors. MidSouth also manufacturers the MidSouth Tagger, a lumber tagger in its 3rd generation of production.