Employee Spotlight: Kourtney Caspersen

Omega congratulates Kourtney Caspersen for receiving the MACCDC Volunteer of the Year Award.

The Manufacturing Alliance of Chester and Delaware Counties (MACCDC) promotes the growth of the manufacturing industry by providing workforce and economic development services to partnering companies. 

Kourtney Caspersen is the Chair of the Youth Committee of the MACCDC and recently received praise for her efforts behind the regional, student-led video contest, What's So Cool About Manufacturing.  The goal of her committee is to reach out to students, educators, and parents to show, and to encourage them to pursue, the many career opportunities in manufacturing.  Ultimately, the committee hopes to improve the workforce pipeline by debunking any negative misconceptions about the manufacturing industry, highlighting manufacturing careers, and developing experiential education pathways.

Kourtney is highly active with Omega's community outreach initiatives. She has lead multiple efforts in support of Girls Exploring Tomorrow's Technology (GETT), which is an annual day-long event (expo / workshops) aimed at girls in grades 5-10 to learn about career opportunities in a broad scope of STEM related industries.

According to one of the officials who nominated Kourtney for the volunteer-of-the-year award:

“I would like to officially nominate Kourtney Caspersen for her continuous and enthusiastic support of the Alliance.
Her leadership of the Youth Committee and active participation on the board and at partnership meetings have been a great asset to the Alliance. She is a tireless and effective spokesperson and has risen to all challenges presented to her. She has committed significant personal time contributing to What's So Cool About Manufacturing, the GETT conference, robotic demonstration to Owen J Roberts School District robot fair and to Alliance Networking events to name a few.”

Thanks for all of your hard work, Kourtney!

Lionville Middle School wins "Cool Award" for its video profile of Omega

Omega congratulates the Lionville Middle School student team who won the coveted "Cool Award" in the 2017 What's So Cool About Manufacturing regional competition.

An awards ceremony was held on Tuesday evening, April 4th, at the Penn State Great Valley campus with more than 250 attendees.  PA State Senator Andrew E. Dinniman was there to present prizes and to address the audience about the importance of manufacturing in our constantly changing world.

The “What’s So Cool About Manufacturing” Video Contest is a growing initiative that started in the Lehigh Valley a few years ago. The initiative provides small teams of school students with a GoPro camera and assigns them to a local manufacturer.  The teams create short video profiles of their assigned companies and the career opportunities they offer. 

The awards ceremony was covered by local news stations. Click here to learn more at DailyLocal.com.

Omega's Role in the Community

This is the second year of the What's So Cool About Manufacturing contest in Chester County and the second time that Omega was a participating manufacturer. Omega routinely partners with the Manufacturing Alliance of Chester and Delaware Counties (MACCDC) and other local organizations to raise awareness and interest in manufacturing careers. 

Omega's Kourtney Caspersen, who is the Chair of the Youth Committee of the MACCDC, received praise at the awards ceremony for her efforts.  The Chair of the Manufacturing Alliance singled out Kourtney as "the driving force" behind this year's competition and "it wouldn't have been possible without her." 

Dream It Do It - 2017 Student Video Contest


Omega employees were recently interviewed by a small team of eighth graders from Lionville Middle School to share 'What's So Cool About Manufacturing.' The team was paired with Omega as part of a contest being held in various counties across the state of Pennsylvania, to help raise awareness of manufacturing careers.

The “What’s So Cool About Manufacturing” Video Contest is a growing initiative that started in the Lehigh Valley a few years ago. The initiative provides small teams of high school students with a GoPro camera and assigns them to a local manufacturer.  The teams create short video profiles of their assigned companies and the career opportunities they offer. 

Chester and Delaware Counties Contest

This year was the second student video contest in the region and the second time Omega was invited to participate.  It was producedby Manufacturing Alliance of Chester and Delaware Counties (MACDC) and involves 14 schools and 14 manufacturers. An award ceremony will take place on March 14, 2017 to acknowledge the manufacturers and to announce the student team winners.

The four awards this year are for “Outstanding Editing”, “Outstanding Cool”, “Outstanding Videography”, and “The Viewer’s Choice”. The last award, “The Viewer’s Choice” requires the community to go online and vote for the video they like the best.

Omega appreciates the hard work presented by the Lionville Middle School students and by all of the participants in this year's competition. Please take a few moments to view their video submissions and to submit your vote for the "Viewer's Choice" award.

View the Student Submissions and Vote!




Happy Holidays

Seasons Greetings!

The team at Omega wishes you the best throughout the holiday season and looks forward to serving you in 2017. 

Holiday Shutdown

As a reminder, please note that our facility will be shut down from Monday (Dec. 26th) through Friday (Dec. 30th). 

The Angel Tree

Omega is grateful to have been a part of this season's local Angel Tree giving program, whose aim is to deliver a message of hope by providing some new toys at Christmas to less fortunate youngsters.  Organized through the Community Youth and Women's Alliance (CYWA) in Coatesville, Pa, Omega received several Christmas wish lists from area children. Employees volunteered to purchase and wrap gifts, and deliver them to CYWA for distribution to the children.


Pack Expo Chicago - 2016 Video Recap

Don't Miss the Conversations Happening This Week in Omega's Booths.  here's What You Can EXPECT:


LabelSync provides 360° label inspection for bottles on your line. An integrated reject station along with fail-safe programming ensures that only verified product will move downstream. Adding a top or bottom camera can enable inspection and data syncing with a secondary line code. This SCADA compatible system is ideal for many industries, including Food & Beverage, Consumer Goods and Life Sciences, and can seamlessly integrate with your MES and data management software.

Omega's Intelli-Code Carton Coder allows the user to easily switch between laser and thermal inkjet printing within the same footprint. An integrated reject system, along with fail-safe programming, ensures that only good product moves downstream.

Ready for immediate shipment, these manual or semi-auto pre-configured systems can address your need to print codes, inspect, reject, aggregate, case pack and case label.  These systems specifically target pharma companies who need to reach their 2017 DSCSA serialization requirements.

Bandit is part of Omega’s new Quantum Class of premium packaging equipment. Offering a compact footprint and balcony-style design, the Bandit offers integrated vertical carton stacking capabilities through state-of-the-art components and multi-axis servo control. The machine features advanced recipe controls and a quick, tool-less changeover procedure, and comes standard with Allen-Bradley PanelView 1000.

Here are more highlights from the show:

  • OMNI-Feeder - The all new, second generation desiccant feeder handles both canisters and pouches at tremendously high speeds. For example, the OMNI-Feeder can handle 250 bottles per minute with double drop desiccants or up to 600+ desiccants with single drops.  Watch Video
  • Semi-Auto Intelli-Pac - This serialized case packing and aggregation system features a semi-automatic case former and case taper. The Intelli-Pac is available as part of Omega's Rapid Deployment Equipment or as part of your custom serialization solution. Watch Video
  • Intelli-Stack Case Loader - Ideal for traditional packaging automation and serialization applications, this side-loading case packer can speed up your operations. Watch Video
  • SRP Bottle Unscrambler - Omega's flagship product, this highly versatile Unscrambler is well positioned to handle high and variable speed applications, difficult bottle shapes, print or serialization applications, integral desiccant feeding, and for recirculating and inspecting unlabeled filled bottles. Watch Video
  • Classic Shrinkbundler - Omega's Shrinkbundler collates, unitizes, wraps and safeguards a wide array of packaging products. Watch Video

Teaser Video: The New High Speed OMNI-Feeder Dispenses Desiccants Really, Really Fast

The second generation OMNI-Feeder, an all-in-one pouch and canister desiccant feeder, will debut with a live demonstration at the Pack Expo Chicago, Nov. 6-9, 2016. This patent-pending machine will amaze you with its speed and accuracy.

Watch as the feeder easily cuts and dispenses two pouches per bottle at a speed of 250 bottles per minute. Depending on the bottle size and desiccant requirements, the OMNI-Feeder can dispense up to 600 desiccants per minute. Now that is fast!

Be sure to stop by Omega's main booth in the South Hall #S-3530.

For more information on Omega's Desiccant Feeders, jump to: Desiccant Feeding.


Wellness Committee is Making an Impact

Throughout 2016, Omega’s newly implemented Wellness Committee has made extraordinary efforts to promote and encourage healthy living. It’s worth a moment to reflect on some of these initiatives and thank the team that’s making us all feel better.

Healthy Snack Alternatives

In Omega’s lunchroom, it is hard to miss the wicker baskets filled with delicious bananas, apples, oranges, raisins, lightly salted cashews and almonds.  These items are delivered fresh each day, available at near cost, and are strategically placed on a table besides the chip, candy and soda machines. (Disclosure: It is surprisingly difficult to insert a dollar into a vending machine when there is a ripe banana available for $0.25.)  A micro refrigerator will soon expand Omega’s snack options with yogurts, vitamin drinks, and other health-conscious cold items.

Morning Stretch

Each morning, employees voluntarily meet out on the Production floor for a head-to-toe stretch session. Guided by an Omega employee, the group works through a series of stretches to move their necks, backs, arms, torsos, and legs. Over the past two months, these five-minute sessions have attracted up to 20% (and growing) of the company’s employees. Stretching has numerous physiological benefits for workers: it reduces fatigue and improves muscular balance, posture and muscular coordination. In addition, the morning stretch is a fantastic way to promote a healthy, safe and team culture at Omega.

Ride-a-Bike Program

One of the Wellness Committee’s newest initiatives is its Ride-a-Bike Program. The committee purchased four variable speed bicycles and a bike rack. Employees are encouraged to borrow a bike during their breaks to enjoy a ride around the tree-lined industrial park.

Wellness Newsletters

The Wellness Committee subscribes to a third-party newsletter that provides employees with advice and resources to achieve a satisfying work-life balance, reduce stress, and maintain a healthy lifestyle.


The Lunch-and-Learn information sessions are held during an extended lunch break and are open to all employees.  The session topics vary, but they generally reinforce the health theme published in that month's Wellness Newsletter. 

For the first Lunch-and-Learn, Omega invited a local registered dietician to help the company learn about healthy choices and healthy portions. Later, a care provider visited Omega and introduced the “Stress Reduction Toolbox,” which included practical tips for reducing stress. The next Lunch-and-Learn is designed around the "5-Buckets Principle" for work-life balance. This fun and interactive seminar will help employees identify and prioritize what is and should be important to them.

Sit-Stand Desk Converters

For employees who desire flexibility at their workstations, Omega is offering a solution that lets someone easily convert their sitting desk to a standing desk in a few seconds. Research has linked sitting for long periods of time with a number of health concerns, including obesity and increased blood pressure. The impact of movement, even leisurely movement, can be profound. Research recommends that healthy living behind the desk starts with standing up and moving at least every half hour.  

Wellness Committee

Many thanks to Omega’s Wellness Committee:  Dave S., Jason C., Cheryl E., Paul S., and Joanne R.

Summer Kickoff in the Shade

Omega Design kicked off its summer with a company-wide meeting and picnic at its Exton, Pa facility on Thursday, June 29, 2016. Around seventy employees attended the event to reflect on the company's growth and future, to enjoy the sunny weather, and to hang out with food, drinks, and some lawn games.

At the meeting, President Glenn Siegele praised the employees for their collective efforts, persistence and creativity with helping the company make significant strides towards its overall vision.  In addition, Siegele introduced the newest members to the team and personally thanked several employees with 10- and 25-year service awards.

Bring Your Child to Work Day

Bring Your Child to Work Day

Omega Design is hosting a Bring Your Child to Work Day on April 28, 2016.

The Bring Your Child to Work Day program is celebrated in the United States on the fourth Thursday in April each year. The premise revolves around parents inviting their own children or relatives to work so they can build self-esteem, gain exposure to different careers, and view their caregiver in a professional setting. The program also encourages employees to invite children from the community, particularly children in residential programs or shelters who may not be exposed to many adults in skilled professions.

This year, Omega is proud to have ten children, between the ages of 8 and 15, participate in this all-day event. Some of the day's planned activities include: videos, a questions and answers session with their parents, a manufacturing tour, a Kids vs Machine Bottle Race, lunch, and a scavenger hunt & team building exercise.

Catch a Glimpse of Omega's Fast Track Serialization Modules at Interphex 2016

Omega Serialization Modules are Heading to Interphex 2016 in NYC

Watch sneak peek videos here:


Omega's new manual Intelli-Pac and Intelli-Stack serialization modules will be on display in SYSTECH'S BOOTH (#1630) at the Interphex Exhibition to be held at the Javits Center in New York City from April 26-28, 2016.

Omega Design has partnered with Systech UniSolve to offer complete, pre-configured, rapid deployment solutions with a serialized data management system, specifically targeting pharma companies who need to reach their 2017 DSCSA serialization requirements.