Best Workplace in Americas Awards Announced

PITTSBURGH—Printing Industries of America (PIA) announced the recipients of the 2012 Best Workplace in the Americas Awards. A total of 36 graphic arts companies, both PIA and non-PIA members, were selected by a committee of human resource experts from within the industry.

The program is designed to recognize graphic arts companies for their outstanding human-relations efforts that contribute to a successful workplace. Entries are judged on the following criteria: management practices, work environment, training and development, recognition and rewards, workplace health and safety, health and wellness, financial security and work-life balance.

A total of 13 companies received the coveted “Best of the Best” designation, while 23 earned “Best Workplace” honors.

• Best of the Best Category
Small Companies (up to 100 employees): Fusion Paperboard U.S., Hebron, KY; Label World, Rochester, NY; Tailored Label Products, Menomonee Falls, WI; Vox Printing, Oklahoma City.

Medium-size Companies (101� employees): Communicorp Inc., Columbus, GA; Midland Information Resources, Davenport, IA; Suttle-Straus Inc., Waunakee, WI; Hopkins Printing, Columbus, OH.

Large Companies/Multi-plants (251-plus employees): American Packaging, Rochester, NY; SmartPractice, Phoenix; Edwards Brothers Malloy, Ann Arbor, MI; Weldon, Williams & Lick, Fort Smith, AR.

• Best Workplace Category
Small Companies (up to 100 employees): The Castle Press, Pasadena, CA; Cohber Press, Rochester, NY; Elk Grove Graphics, Elk Grove Village, IL; e-LYNXX Corp., Chambersburg, PA; GPA, Specialty Substrate Solutions, McCook, IL; Lauterbach Group, Sussex, WI; Newman Printing, Bryan, TX.

Medium-size Companies (101� employees): Baesman Group, Hilliard, OH; Boutwell, Owens & Co., Fitchburg, MA; Disc Graphics, Hauppauge, NY; Great Lakes Integrated, Cleveland; Indexx Inc., Greenville, SC; MOSAIC, Cheverly, MD; Robbie Flexibles, Lenexa, KS; Royle Printing, Sun Prairie, WI; Thoro Packaging, Corona, CA.

Large Companies and multi-plants (251-plus): Courier Corp., N. Chelmsford, MA; Hammer Packaging, Rochester, NY; Flower City Printing, Rochester, NY; The John Roberts Co., Minneapolis; Smyth Companies, St. Paul, MN; Times Printing, Random Lake, WI; Valassis Communications, Wichita, KS.

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