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Franklinton Award Presented to Two Industry Icons

Wednesday, February 27, 2008

Press release from the issuing company

WESTERVILLE, Ohio. Feb 26 2008 - Jim Hopkins and Bill Stickney were presented with the Franklinton Award, the highest recognition made by central Ohio's graphic arts community, on January 31st.
The Franklinton Award, presented by the Printing Industry Association serving northern Kentucky and Ohio (PIANKO), is given to individuals who have made outstanding public contributions to the central Ohio community and to the Graphic Arts Industry.
Mr. Hopkins is the founder of Hopkins Printing and has served as PIANKO Chair, Board member, Printing Industries Education Fund Chair and has been a strong supporter of SkillsUSA Ohio.  He has also been a board member of The Homeless Families Foundation for the past four years and is their current Chair.
Mr. Stickney is the former president of PICO, PIO and PIANKO.  Bill was the face and voice of Ohio printing at the statehouse during his 35+ years at PIANKO.  He has dedicated most of his career to the industry and continues to work with Printing Companies in his retirement.
The Franklinton Award has been presented annually since 1974.  Past recipients of this prestigious award include: Lima Company, Jeffery H. Hay, Kathryn D. Sullivan, Ph.D., Stefanie and Chris Spielman, Ronald A. Pizzuti, Ben Espy, John H. McConnell, John R. Kasich, Teresa A. Dowd, Jack Murphy, Dr. Harold M. Nestor, David Milenthal, James A. Rhodes, Arthur G. James, Hot Pursuit, Barbara Trueman, Michelle Gailiun, Spook Beckman, Jimmy Crum, Melvin Dodge,Walter English, Jack Hanna, W.W. "Woody" Hayes, Dean W. Jeffers, Katherine S. LeVeque, Ed Mason, Tom Moody, Kline Roberts and Harrison Sayre.
The Printing Industries Association, Inc. serving northern Kentucky and Ohio (PIANKO) serves 400 commercial printing companies and suppliers to the industry in its service area.  With headquarters in Westerville, Ohio, the association also operates offices in Broadview Heights and Cincinnati. PIANKO is an affiliate of the national Printing Industries of America/Graphic Arts Technical Foundation, the largest graphic arts association in the world.




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