Graphic Label Announces New $5,000 Scholarship for Perry Technical Institute

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Graphic Label LLC today announced a new $5,000 Graphic Label Scholarship to support Perry Technical Institute students pursuing technical training.

Graphic Label LLC today announced a new $5,000 Graphic Label Scholarship to support Perry Technical Institute students pursuing technical training.

Graphic Label (GLI) is funding the new scholarship as part of its expanded commitment to the Yakima community following OneAccord Capital’s acquisition of the company, which was announced August 3, 2016. That commitment, along with a long-term strategic plan for GLI that envisions growing revenues and profits, creating new jobs and mentoring next-generation leadership, is central to how OneAccord applies stewardship principles to managing the companies it buys.

“Graphic Label plans to hire new people right here in Yakima as we grow our business throughout the Pacific Northwest and beyond,” said Max Clough, chief executive officer of Graphic Label LLC. “We’ve had great success hiring Perry Tech graduates, and we know that great educational institutions are key to the health of any community. We’re proud to be able to offer our support.”

The Perry Technical Institute Foundation will supervise the fund, which the school will award to two students in the amount of $2,500 each. Students in the following three programs are eligible: Instrumentation & Industrial Automation, Electrical Technology, and Information Technology & Communication Systems. The Foundation will make award decisions based on an assessment of grades, attendance and work ethic, and the school will give preference to veterans.

“Throughout our history, Perry has focused on providing industry with employees that have the right combination of technical skills and positive work habits,” said Christine Coté, president of Perry Technical Institute. “Our success is built on the support and involvement of industry partners. We are honored to work with Graphic Label to expand the scholarship opportunities available to Perry students.”        

About Graphic Label LLC
Graphic Label LLC provides labeling, lot-code traceability and other services to fruit and produce growers/packers in the greater Pacific Northwest and California. Graphic Label has been in business since 1993, founded by Lyle and Shelley Von Essen. It employs about 20 people and is headquartered in Yakima. OneAccord Capital acquired Graphic Label in 2016.

About Perry Technical Institute
Perry Technical Institute is a private, non-profit technical school in Yakima, Washington, offering 12 paths to successful careers. Perry Technical Institute was founded in 1939 by Harriet I. Perry. Over the years, the school has developed a reputation in industry for providing students with the skills and work habits they need to succeed in the workplace. Perry Technical Institute is accredited by the Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges. Perry’s certificate programs are approved by the Washington State Workforce Training and Education Coordinating Board and the associate degree program is approved by the Washington Student Achievement Council.

About OneAccord Capital
OneAccord Capital is a new investment group whose purpose is to buy and grow profitable, privately-held companies in the Pacific Northwest. It endeavors to extend these companies’ legacies by applying principles of stewardship, operational excellence and long-term vision to produce exponential growth for its acquisitions and strong returns for its investors. For more information, visit


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