PITTSBURGH—The 2014 Best Workplace in the Americas Awards recipients have been announced by Printing Industries of America. A total of 28 graphic arts companies, both members through Printing Industries of America Affiliate Organizations and non-members, were selected by a committee of distinguished HR experts from within the industry.
The 2014 Best Workplace in the Americas Awards recipients have been announced by Printing Industries of America. A total of 28 graphic arts companies, both members through Printing Industries of America Affiliate Organizations and non-members, were selected by a committee of distinguished HR experts from within the industry.
Convenience is what attracts many printers to the great Midwest every Fall in search of, say, a certain piece of equipment, that software package that will make their workflow highly efficient, or research for future investments.
Instead of devising our own wholly subjective criteria with which to judge printing companies, we have instead deferred to the wisdom of the Printing Industries of America (PIA), which produces its own annual Best Workplace in the Americas Awards. The selected companies are: Midstates Inc., Aberdeen, SD; The John Roberts Co., Minneapolis; Ripon Printers, Ripon, WI; and Courier Corp., North Chelmsford, MA.
Courier Corp. is selling Creative Homeowner publishing assets to book and magazine publisher Fox Chapel Publishing of East Petersburg, PA. Creative Homeowner’s assets include more than 100 active titles in home design, home improvement, landscaping and gardening.
Courier Corp. has renegotiated its agreement with digital textbook printer Digital Page Grafica e Editora in Sao Paulo, Brazil. Under the revised terms, Courier will hold a 60 percent interest in Digital Page in place of the original 40 percent for the same $9 million investment amount as previously agreed, following the closing of the restructured transaction. The closing is expected to take place by the end of the calendar year.
FastPencil has partnered with On Demand Books, creators of the patented Espresso Book Machine technology, to present SelfEspress, a new publishing tool that provides writers with the ability to instantly create, publish and print their work.
Courier Corp. has reported double-digit gains in education, religious and trade sales for its first quarter. Revenues for the quarter were $72.8 million, up 12 percent from $64.8 million in last year’s first quarter. Net income for the quarter was $2.6 million, up 9 percent over fiscal 2013.
Printing Industries of America (PIA) has announced the recipients of the 2013 Best Workplace in the Americas Awards. 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.
Printed books are not exactly bound for life support systems. Printers have done a phenomenal job of positioning themselves to serve the changing needs of their publisher clients, from offering print-on-demand (POD) solutions and reducing inventory to providing drop-ship services that eliminate distribution hubs. The successful book manufacturer can provide multiple formats for publishers, help control their costs and reduce turnaround time.