Updated 10/23/2012 09:00 AM
Cohoes paper company decorates final presidential debate
The presidential debate put a Capital Region company in the spotlight in Boca Raton, Florida. Our Erin Vannella tells us more about the Cohoes paper company posting its products on walls and windows in Florida ahead of the debate.
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COHOES, N.Y. -- From the dandy roll, to the second press, to the reel, to the podium, paper puts Cohoes on the map.
Product Manager Joe Schember shows off the posters and pamphlets Mohawk Paper of Saratoga Street helped make for the final presidential debate in Boca Raton. Florida-based paper company Oce North America asked Mohawk to contribute materials, he says because of its forward thinking.
"We've been in the digital printing since the mid 90s before a lot of paper manufacturers gave it much credit," said Schember. "So we're kind of known a lot for our digital presence."
They have synthetics and clings, window labels and pamphlets all over Lynn University campus and all with a nod to the Capital Region on the back.
"On all the pieces they have our logo, what it was produced on, so the students and the visitors to the campus are going to be able to associate these products," explained Schember.
It's national recognition from a humble beginning. Pride for a product that's maybe taken for granted. After all, you probably wouldn't guess it's tear proof and waterproof too.
"That's a once in an every four year opportunity that we hadn't been a part of before and we were really excited to jump at the opportunity to be involved," said Schember.