The Seattle Times

Barbara Davidson / Los Angeles Times

Wednesday, May 1, 2013

Avery Dennison sticking to products with growth potential

A worker at the Avery Dennison plant in South Gate, Calif., checks a label on jeans. The production of self-adhesive and clothing labels is not a business that's going to turn heads. But it's profitable and has been around a long time -- nearly 80 years -- surviving recessions and technological advances that have put other companies out of business.