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Printing Impressions 400
December 1, 2007

NOW IN its 24th year, the Printing Impressions 400 (special pull-out section) provides the industry’s most comprehensive ranking of the leading printing companies in the United States and Canada. The listings include company name and headquarters location; parent company, if applicable; current and previous year’s rankings; most recent and previous year’s fiscal sales; percentage change; primary specialties; principal officer(s); and number of employees, manufacturing plants and total press units. (Download a PDF version of the entire listing by clicking here.) For information on the complete list with contact and address details, please view Printing Impressions Top 400 datacard. Financial information for the

‘Best Workplace’ Winners Chosen
December 1, 2007

PITTSBURGH—The PIA/GATF bestowed 47 companies with 2007 Best Workplace in the Americas awards. Honorees were selected by a committee of HR experts from within the industry, with 18 companies given Best of the Best distinctions. Entries are judged on criteria including management practices, work environment, training and development opportunities, recognition and rewards, workplace health and safety, financial security and work-life balance. Best of the Best Small companies (up to 100 employees): Crescent Printing, Onalaska, WI; Grant Dahlstrom/The Castle Press, Pasadena, CA; Label World, Rochester, NY; and Vox Printing, Oklahoma City. Medium-size companies (101–250 employees): Communicorp Inc., Columbus, GA; CRW Graphics, Pennsauken, NJ; Midland Information Resources, Davenport, IA; MOSAIC,

Best Workplace Winners Announced
November 5, 2007

PITTSBURGH—The PIA/GATF has announced the recipients of the 2007 Best Workplace in the Americas awards. Honors were given to 47 companies selected by a committee of HR experts from within the industry, with 18 companies given Best of the Best distinctions. Entries are judged on criteria including management practices, work environment, training and development opportunities, recognition and rewards, workplace health and safety, financial security and work-life balance. The winners are: Best of the Best, small companies (up to 100 employees): Crescent Printing, Onalaska, WI; Grant Dahlstrom/The Castle Press, Pasadena, CA; Label World, Rochester, NY; and Vox Printing, Oklahoma City. Medium-size companies (101–250 employees): Communicorp Inc., Columbus, GA;

Best (Printing) Workplaces in the Americas Awards Announced
November 1, 2007

PITTSBURGH—November 1, 2007—Printing Industries of America/Graphic Arts Technical Foundation (PIA/GATF) proudly announces the recipients of the 2007 Best Workplace in the Americas Awards. A total of 47 graphic arts companies were selected by a committee of distinguished 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

Wisconsin Printers — Serious ’Bout Their Printing
October 1, 2007

THERE’S LITTLE doubt that a certain European country helped make Wisconsin the “Printing Capital of the USA.” Just ask John Berthelsen, president of Suttle-Straus in Waunakee. “There were lots of German immigrants who came to this area and many of them were printers,” Berthelsen says. “The rest made beer, so it was a good combination.” Welcome to Wisconsin, whose name translates to “grassy place” in the Chippewa language. And speaking of Native Americans, this state has a few cities and towns named after tribes: Milwaukee, Menomonie, Pewaukee, Waunakee and Waukesha, to name a few. Among its nicknames is the Badger State; in the 19th

Wisconsin Printers — Life in the Badger State
October 1, 2007

THOSE WHO have not had the opportunity to visit Wisconsin may have some misconceptions and preconceived notions that portray it in a one-dimensional light. Tim Burton, president of Burton & Mayer in Brookfield, notes there is more to his state than beer, brats and cheese. Not that the aforementioned items should be the subject of scorn and ridicule, but there is another side to the Badger State. “We have first-rate theater performances all over the state,” Burton notes. “There’s a world-class art museum in Milwaukee. The Milwaukee Symphony is ranked near the top of all cities. And there’s a new lakefront venue called Pier

Dozen Enter Soderstrom Society
October 1, 2007

CHICAGO—The Paramus, NJ-based NAPL honored 12 printing industry leaders with induction into the Soderstrom Society during a pre-Graph Expo gala held September 8 at the Art Institute of Chicago. The event also celebrated NAPL’s 75th anniversary. The 2007 inductees are: Dale Aigner, owner, Bentley Printing & Graphics, Garden Grove, CA; Robert Carew, retiring president, Action Printing, Fond du Lac, WI; Craig Dellinger, general manager/partner, New Haven Print & Copy, Fort Wayne, IN; Bill Gavigan, executive vice president/CFO, PDQ Print Center, Scranton, PA; Steve Hayes, president/CEO, Omaha Printing, Omaha, NE; Kevin Joyce, managing director, Kodak, Norwalk, CT; Keith Kemp, president, Xerographic Digital Printing, Orlando, FL; Francis

Wisconsin Printers — Printing Capital of the USA
October 1, 2007

LADIES AND gentlemen, your attention please. Printing Impressions magazine is about to announce it has anointed a state as the printing capital of the United States. This decision was not arrived at easily. In determining which of our 50 was deserving of such rich accolades, we compiled a cracker jack team of experts: Sales and M&A guru Harris DeWese pored over 10 years’ worth of financial statements and cross-checked them using various sorting criteria. Chris Colville, a recently retired Consolidated Graphics senior executive, provided full analysis based on company balance sheets. The research team was a Who’s Who of the printing industry. Jim