PIA’s 2009 Best Workplace Awards Announced

PITTSBURGH—October 30, 2009—Printing Industries of America proudly announces the recipients of the 2009 Best Workplace in the Americas Awards. A total of 37 graphic arts companies, both members of Printing Industries of America as well as non-members, were selected by a committee of distinguished human relations (HR) 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. While every company that entered this year’s competition has HR programs they should be proud of, the Best Workplace program recognizes outstanding accomplishments,” says Jim Kyger, HR Director for Printing Industries of America. “The Best Workplace program stands out as one of the most stringent HR awards programs available today, in any industry, with over 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 21 companies received the coveted designation Best of the Best, while 16 earned Best Workplace honors.

Best of the Best Category

Small Companies (up to 100 employees)
• Cascades Boxboard U.S., Inc., Hebron, KY
• GPA, Specialty Substrate Solutions, Chicago, IL
• Grant Dahlstrom, Inc./The Castle Press, Pasadena, CA
• Hopkins Printing, Columbus, OH
• Greenwell Chisholm Printing Co., Owensboro, KY
• Label World Kamylon, LLC, Rochester, NY
• Tailored Label Products, Menomonee Falls, WI
• Vox Printing, Inc., Oklahoma City, OK

Medium-sized Companies (101-250 employees)
• Boutwell, Owens & Co., Inc., Fitchburg, MA
• Communicorp, Inc., Columbus, GA
• DISC Graphics, Inc., Hauppauge, NY
• MOSAIC, Cheverly, MD
• Midland Information Resources, Davenport, IA
• Robbie Manufacturing Inc., Lenexa, KS

Large Companies/Multi-plants (251+ employees)
• American Packaging Corp., Rochester, NY
• Malloy Incorporated, Ann Arbor, MI
• HGI Company, Burlington, WI
• SmartHealth, Phoenix, AZ
• John Roberts Co., Minneapolis, MN
• Smyth Companies, Inc., St. Paul, MN
• Thomson Reuters Corp., Eagan, MN

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