Pictorial Offset: Putting the Sun to Work
Meanwhile, larger businesses like Pictorial Offset, which employ about 50 times as many people as the run-of-the-mill cheese-steak/sub shop, got no love and no help from the state. Fortunately, the employees at Pictorial rose to the occasion and worked around-the-clock to help get their company back on its feet. Some did so even with their own disasters waiting for them at home. One mechanic saw his Staten Island property severely damaged, and he would log 12-hour days at Pictorial, then return home to spend more hours trying to get his own living space back in order. Sleep, suffice to say, took a back seat for quite a while.
"The key was our employees' attitudes. They would come up to me on the shop floor and tell me, 'It's our company, too,' " Gary Samuels concludes. "There have been a lot of heroes at Pictorial during our rebuilding process."PI