2013 Best Workplace in the Americas Awards Announced

PITTSBURGH—November 4, 2013—Printing Industries of America has announced the recipients of the 2013 Best Workplace in the Americas Awards. A total of 27 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 vice president of human resources 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.”

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 14 companies received the coveted designation Best of the Best, while 13 earned Best Workplace honors.

Best of the Best Category
Small Companies (up to 100 employees)
Tailored Label Products, Menomonee Falls, WI
Vox Printing, Oklahoma City

Medium-size Companies (101� employees)
Disc Graphics, Hauppauge, NY
Midland Information Resources, Davenport, IA
Robbie Flexibles, Lenexa, KS
Royle Printing, Sun Prairie, WI
Suttle-Straus Inc., Waunakee, WI

Large Companies/Multi-plants (251+ employees)
American Packaging, Rochester, NY
Hammer Packaging, Rochester, NY
The John Roberts Co., Minneapolis
Ripon Printers, Ripon, WI
SmartPractice, Phoenix
Smyth Cos. LLC, St. Paul, MN
Weldon, Williams and Lick, Fort Smith, AR

Best Workplace Category
Small Companies (up to 100 employees)
Elk Grove Graphics, Elk Grove Village, IL
Syracuse Label & Surround Printing, Liverpool, NY
Western Graphics, St. Paul, MN

Medium-size Companies (101� employees)
Boutwell, Owens & Co., Fitchburg, MA
Communicorp Inc., Columbus, GA
GPA Acquisition, McCook, IL
Hopkins Printing, Columbus, OH
MOSAIC, Cheverly, MD

Large Companies/Multi-plants (251+)
Courier Corp., N. Chelmsford, MA
Flower City Printing, Rochester, NY
Midstates Inc., Aberdeen, SD
Times Printing, Random Lake, WI
Valassis Communications, Wichita, KS

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 thousands of 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.

Source: PIA.

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