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Vox Employees Put on a Happy Face!
OKLAHOMA CITY—Maintaining a pleasant workplace atmosphere at Vox Printing is very important to company management, headed by CEO Laverna Reid, whose family owns the business. Which is one of the main reasons Vox Printing was selected by OKC Business (journal) as one of the “Best Places to Work in Oklahoma” for 2008.
So, why is it such a great place to be employed? For starters, smiles appear first thing in the morning when employees drive past the baseball diamond, soccer field and Frisbee golf course on the grounds before walking through a sunny atrium in Vox Printing’s facility.
One of the ways company management ensures a happy workplace is “by placing a lot of value on employee input,” says Audy Compton, production manager. “The empowerment by the owners to create our own corporate culture is what really sets Vox Printing apart. The loyalty and trust placed in the employees have produced a loyal staff. The company’s turnover rate is almost non-existent.”
New, Polka-Dotted Van About Town
IRVING, TX—After adding 25,000 square feet to continue its growth into bindery and fulfillment services, Ussery Printing mailed out a self-promotion piece cut in the shape of its new custom-wrapped van (shown below). A local designer came up with the unique design of the van wrap that resembles the look of ink dots greatly magnified, says Jim David, vice president.
“People receiving the mailing were encouraged to look for the colorful van and, if they spotted it, they could go to a specific Website, enter the license plate number and receive a complimentary Starbucks Card,” David explains. “Ussery Printing’s monthly mailings usually have an element of fun incorporated into the campaign.”
He (Arthur Pryor, driver of the van) takes great pride in being the ‘face of the company’ to many customers who do not have a need to come in very often,” David reveals. “We keep joking that we are going to make him a matching uniform to wear.”