Best Graphic Arts Workplace Award Winners for 2010 Announced

PITTSBURGH—Nov. 23, 2010—Printing Industries of America proudly announces the recipients of the 2010 Best Workplace in the Americas Awards. A total of 36 graphic arts companies, both members of Printing Industries of America and non-members, were selected by a committee of distinguished human resources experts from within the industry. The program is designed to recognize graphic arts companies for their outstanding human relations efforts which contribute to a successful workplace.

“Since 2000, the Best Workplace program has recognized industry leaders from small, medium, and large firms in the graphic arts industry for their outstanding human relations practices,” said Jim Kyger, Assistant VP of HR for Printing Industries. “While every company that entered this year’s competition has HR programs they should be proud of, the Best Workplace program recognizes outstanding accomplishment. The Best Workplace program stands out as one of the most stringent HR awards programs available today in any industry with more than 300 metrics. The program is an excellent way to give employers instituting innovative-yet-cost-effective HR programs the recognition they deserve.”

Entries are judged on the following criteria:

• Management practices
• Work environment
• Training and development opportunities
• Recognition and rewards
• Workplace health and safety
• Health and wellness
• Financial security
• Work-life balance

A total of 18 companies received the designation of Best of the Best, while 18 earned Best Workplace honor.

Best of the Best Category

Small Companies (up to 100 employees)
Cascades Boxboard U.S., Hebron, KY
Commercial Letter, St Louis, MO
Label World Kamylon, Rochester, NY
e-LYNXX Corp., Chambersburg, PA
Hopkins Printing, Columbus, OH
Vox Printing, Oklahoma City, OK

Medium Companies (101� employees)
Midland Information Resources, Davenport, IA
Malloy Inc., Ann Arbor, MI
Mosaic, Cheverly, MD
Communicorp Inc., Columbus, GA
Robbie Manufacturing, Lenexa, KS
Suttle-Straus, Waunakee, WI
Disc Graphics, Hauppauge, NY

Large Companies/Multi-plants (251+ employees)
SmartPractice, Phoenix, AZ
Smyth Companies, St. Paul, MN
HGI Co., Burlington, WI
Edwards Brothers, Ann Arbor, MI
Courier Corp., N. Chelmsford, MA

Best Workplace Category

Small Companies (up to 100 employees)
The Castle Press, Pasadena, CA
Western Graphics, St. Paul, MN
Good Printers, Bridgewater, VA
Elk Grove Graphics, Elk Grove Village, IL
Buderic Inc. dba RESCO, Hudson, WI
GPA, Specialty Substrate Solutions, McCook, IL
Newman Printing Co., Bryan, TX

Medium Companies (101� employees)
Flower City Printing, Rochester, NY
Boutwell, Owens & Co., Fitchburg, MA
Royle Printing, Sun Prairie, WI
Great Lakes Integrated, Cleveland, OH
HardingPoorman Group, Indianapolis, IN

Large Companies/Multi-plants (251+ employees)

Valassis Communications, Wichita, KS
Thomson Reuters Corp., Eagan, MN
Hammer Packaging, Rochester, NY
The John Roberts Co., Minneapolis, MN
Weldon, Williams and Lick, Fort Smith, AR
Angstrom Graphics, Midwest, Cleveland, OH

For more information about the awards please visit

About Printing Industries of America
Printing Industries of America is the world’s largest graphic arts trade association, representing an industry with approximately one million employees. It serves the interests of 10,000 member companies. Together with its nationwide affiliate network, Printing Industries delivers products and services that enhance the growth, efficiency, and profitability of its members and the graphic communications industry through advocacy, education, research, and technical information.

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