PITTSBURGH—Printing Industries of America (PIA) announced the recipients of the 2012 Best Workplace in the Americas Awards. A total of 36 graphic arts companies, both PIA and non-PIA members, were selected by a committee of human resource experts from within the industry.
Printing Industries of America proudly announces the recipients of the 2012 Best Workplace in the Americas Awards. A total of 13 companies received the coveted “Best of the Best” designation, while 23 earned “Best Workplace” honors.
CHAMBERSBURG, PA—U.S. Government Printing Office (GPO) work to private sector printers increased modestly from the fourth quarter of 2011 through the first quarter of 2012, and industry officials express some hope that this begins to reverse a trend of declining work from the GPO.
The volume of GPO work contracted to the private sector in January through March of this year totaled $61 million, compared to $59 million for the fourth quarter of 2011. NPC Inc. topped the list with $5.357 million awarded to the firm.
Pauline Gindlesperger, 94, is retiring from e-LYNXX Corp. where she has been a key advisor and corporate officer since the firm was formed as ABC Advisors. Prior to forming ABC Advisors, the Gindlespergers had grown their print firm to be the largest print services supplier to the federal government.
One way to overcome soft demand is to look beyond traditional commercial markets and develop new markets that are dependable. The best of these is the United States Government Printing Office (GPO)—the only federal agency authorized by Congress to manage printing for the executive, legislative and judicial branches.
This past year, more than 1,770 print suppliers obtained at least one GPO job. However, the majority of the $305 million in work went to several hundred printers. On average, jobs received one to four bidders when bidding time was three to 24 hours; three to six bidders when bidding time was 48 hours; and five to 15 bidders when 72 hours or more was allowed in the bidding process.
According to William Gindlesperger, chairman and CEO of e-LYNXX Corp., the next Public Printer needs to have an appreciation for the contributions that thousands of private sector print professionals make daily to a procurement process that historically has not been flawed. “The old adage of ‘Don’t fix it if it isn’t broken.’ applies,” he said.
For the third consecutive year, NPC Inc. of Claysburg, PA, heads the list of “GPO Top 50 Print Suppliers.” It was awarded $24.7 million of the $331 million in GPO printing work done in fiscal year 2011.
PITTSBURGH—A total of 33 graphic arts companies were named recipients of the 2011 Best Workplace in the Americas Awards by Printing Industries of America (PIA). The winners were selected by a committee of human resources experts from within the industry. The program is designed to recognize graphic arts companies for their outstanding human relations efforts that contribute to a successful workplace.