Japs-Olson is Charter Member of PIM Great Printer Environmental Initiative

MINNEAPOLIS—March 9, 2009—Japs Olson Co., which operates a 512,000 sq. ft. state-of-the-art printing and mailing facility, is a charter member of the PIM (Printing Industry of Minnesota) Great Printer Environmental Initiative. The program demonstrates a commitment to go beyond what is required by government regulatory agencies in environmental, health and safety compliance.

Participation in the PIM Great Printer Environmental Initiative is a voluntary effort. The initiative evolved form the Great Printers Project, which was a collaborative project undertaken by the Council of Great Lake Governors, the Environmental Defense Fund, and the Printing Industries of America.

“We are proud to be a charter member of this initiative which has been in place for over 10 years,” said Japs-Olson CEO Mike Beddor. “This is yet another indication to our customers that we operate our facility in a way that minimizes environmental impact.”

The PIM Great Printer Environmental Initiative commits a company to:

• Comply with all applicable environmental, health and safety requirements;

• Go beyond compliance by minimizing wastes, reusing or recyling waste that cannot be prevented and maximizing energy efficiency; and

• Pursue continuous environmental, health and safety improvements.

In 2007, Japs-Olson received the Forest Stewardship Council certification which signifies that both Japs-Olson and its customers actively demonstrate and support sound environmental practices as well as proper forest management.

About Japs-Olson Co.
Japs-Olson Co., founded in 1907, has been at the forefront of the commerical printing and direct mail production industry for over 100 years. Based in Minneapolis, it is one of the 10 largest commercial printing and direct mail production firms in the country thanks to its highly skilled work force and ongoing investment in equipment and technology. For more information, visit the web site at www.japsolson.com.

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