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Best Workplace in the Americas Awards Announced by PIA/GATF

Monday, November 20, 2006

Press release from the issuing company

Sewickley, PA, November 13, 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 they should be proud of, the Best Workplace program recognizes outstanding accomplishment," said Jim Kyger, HR Director for PIA/GATF. "This program is a way to give employers doing innovative, yet cost-effective HR programs the recognition they deserve." For their effort, recipients receive mention in a future issue of PIA/GATF's Management Portfolio. Additionally, awardees receive plaques, a copy of the new Best Practices of the Best Workplaces book, Best Workplace in America gift items, and recognition by local news organizations. Entries are judged on the following criteria: - Management practices - Work environment - Training and development opportunities - Recognition and rewards - Workplace health and safety - Health and well-being programs - Financial security - Work-life balance A total of 19 companies received the coveted designation Best of the Best, while 36 earned Best Workplace honors. Best of the Best Category Small Companies (under 100 employees) Cascades Boxboard U.S. Inc., Hebron, KY Castle Press, Pasadena, CA Century Box, Methuen, MA Label World, Rochester, NY Scantron-Printing Department, Irvine, CA Visual Systems, Milwaukee, WI Medium-size Companies (101-250 employees) Commercial Letter, Inc., St. Louis, MO Communicorp, Inc., Columbus, GA Diamond Packaging, Rochester, NY McNaughton & Gunn, Saline, MI Royle Printing, Sun Prairie, WI Large Companies/Multi-plants (251+ employees) Edwards Brothers, Inc., Ann Arbor, MI/ Lillington, NC Malloy, Inc., Ann Arbor, MI Ripon Community Printers, Ripon, WI Sheridan Books, Inc., Chelsea , MI SmartHealth, Inc., Phoenix, AZ St. Ives, Inc. - USA The Sheridan Press, Hanover, PA Thomson Legal & Regulatory, Eagan, MN Best Workplace Category Small Companies (under 100 employees) Action Printing, Fond du Lac, WI Crescent Printing Company, Onalaska, WI Elk Grove Graphics, Elk Grove Village, IL GPA, Chicago, IL Kelmscott Press, Inc., Aurora, IL Kohler Print Group, St. Louis, MO Newman Printing Co., Bryan, TX Resco Print Graphics, Inc., Hudson, WI Source 4, Chicago, IL Tailored Label Products, Inc., Menomonee Falls, WI Western Graphics, St. Paul, MN Medium-size Companies (101-250 employees) Alcom Printing Group, Inc., Harleysville, PA Berman Printing Company, Cincinnati, OH Boutwell, Owens & Co., Inc., Fitchburg, MA Cohber Press, West Henrietta, NY Franklin Communications, Miami, FL Great Lakes Integrated, Cleveland, OH Hagadone Printing Company, Honolulu, HI Hopkins Printing, Columbus, OH Midland Information Resources, Davenport, IA MOSAIC, Cheverly, MD Suttle-Straus, Inc., Waunakee, WI Worth Higgins and Associates, Richmond, VA Large Companies and multi-plants (251+) CL&D Graphics, Inc., Oconomowoc, WI Courier Corp., N. Chelmsford, MA (several locations) D.B Hess Company, Woodstock, IL Disc Graphics, Inc., Hauppauge, NY; Rockaway, NJ; & Burbank, CA EU Services, Rockville, MD GLS Companies, Brooklyn Park, MN Hammer Packaging, Rochester, NY The John Roberts Company, Minneapolis, MN Pictorial Offset Corp., Carlstadt, NJ The Press of Ohio, Brimfield, OH Schawk Inc., Des Plaines, IL Times Printing, Random Lake, WI Weldon, Williams & Lick, Inc., Ft. Smith, AR




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