The John Roberts Co.

PIA/GATF Installs 2008 Officers
November 12, 2007

PITTSBURGH—November 12, 2007—The 2008 officers of Printing Industries of America/Graphic Arts Technical Foundation (PIA/GATF) were installed in office November 11, 2007 at PIA/GATF’s Fall Administrative Meetings. The ceremony took place following the nomination and election of the officers by the Board of Directors. Chairman of the Board—Janet Green, CEO of Greens Inc., Irvine, CA Green is the first female Chairman of the Board in PIA/GATF’s history, which dates back to 1887. A 25-year veteran of the printing industry, Ms. Green has worked in nearly every department in her company, a third generation, family-owned firm which has operated since 1908. Ms. Green has served on

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

Being ‘Green’ Pays Dividends
June 2, 2007

It wasn’t too many years ago that the phrase “green printer” evoked comparison with oxymorons like “Microsoft Works,” “a little pregnant” or “living dead.” But, oh, what a difference there is between then and now. Gone are the days when printing companies’ no-frills environmentalism meant doing only what was necessary to avoid inspections and fines. Historically a large-scale environmental offender with an outsize carbon footprint and a voracious appetite for fossil fuels, the printing industry has become increasingly aggressive when it comes to the environment, implementing voluntary programs that transcend basic compliance with environmental regulations, documenting and communicating their commitment to environmental quality to

The Print Council Announces Three New Members
March 21, 2007

Friesens Corporation, Lawton Printing, and Corporate Press Join Organization’s Growing Membership WASHINGTON, DC—March 22, 2007—The Print Council, a national business development initiative dedicated to promoting the greater use of printing and print media, today announced that Lawton Printing, The Friesens Corporation and Corporate Press have joined the organization’s growing membership. As new members of the Council, these well-regarded printers will be working with other companies to increase demand for printed materials. Members of The Print Council include commercial printers, paper manufacturers, press, ink and equipment manufacturers, publishers, industry associations, ad agencies, and public relations firms. Through advertising and speaking engagements, The Print Council is

The Print Council Announces New Printer Members
January 24, 2007

WASHINGTON, DC—January 24, 2007—The Print Council, a national business development initiative dedicated to promoting the greater use of printing and print media, today announced that the Jacob North Companies and The John Roberts Company have joined the growing membership of the organization. As new members of the Council, these respected printers will be working with other companies to increase the market for printed materials. Ben Cooper, Executive Director of The Print Council, commented, “We are pleased that Jacob North Companies and John Roberts Company have elected to become part of our important industry effort to promote the value of print to the nation’s

Best Workplace in the Americas Awards Announced
November 10, 2006

SEWICKLEY, PA—November 10, 2006—Printing Industries of America/Graphic Arts Technical Foundation (PIA/GATF) proudly announces the recipients of the 2006 Best Workplace in the Americas Awards. A total of 55 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 that 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

ACROSS the nation
May 1, 2006

Missouri Publisher Making Headlines Jefferson City, MO—The News Tribune Co., publisher of dailies and weeklies in Missouri’s capital city, recently went on edition with its new MAN Roland UNISET 75. The press is the centerpiece of an all-new $14 million production facility. The News Tribune’s UNISET 75 is configured with four reel stands, 32 couples and a 2:3:3 folder. As it was activated, a 32-year-old Goss system was decommissioned. CALIFORNIA CITY OF INDUSTRY—Ultimate Paper Box has invested in a new six-color, 40˝ Mitsubishi Diamond 3000LX sheetfed press with aqueous coater. FRESNO—Corporate Express Document & Print Management, based in Omaha, NE, has signed a lease for 110,500 square