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Printing Industry Midwest Great Printer Environmental Initiative

Monday, December 12, 2011

Press release from the issuing company

The Printing Industry Midwest (PIM services member firms located in the states of Minnesota, Iowa, Nebraska as well as North and South Dakota) announces that Jacob North Companies, Lincoln, NE, is the most recent member to obtain Great Printer Certification. The certification process involves a safety and environmental audit and the implementation of two “above compliance” projects.

“The Great Printer Certification will add value to our business and ensure a safe work environment,” said Chad Pinkman, VP Jacob North. “Paul Gutkowski will be an asset to our company as a member resource of PIM.”

The Great Printer program has been a service of PIM for over 15 years, recognizing printers for their efforts in environmental and safety operations. Printers in this program have improved the environment by using less hazardous solvents to clean presses, purchasing wind generated electrical energy and many other “green” initiatives. In addition, the certification requires that the printer has two “above compliance” projects in place at all times.

“Many printers attribute their successful OSHA visits with no citations to their Great Printer Certification status, said Paul Gutkowski, PIM Director of Safety and Environmental Services. “OSHA inspectors (and print buyers) know that the Great Printer logo represents “above and beyond compliance.”

Certified Great Printers: Advanced Web, Ambassador Press, Bang Printing, Bernard Group, Bolger Vision Beyond Print, Christie Printing, Clear Lake Press, Continental Press, Cooperative Print Solutions, Daily Printing, Dolan Printing, ECM Publishing, The First Impression Group, Flaire Print Communications, Franklin Press, GLS Companies, Graphic Design, Inc., Impressive Print, Jacob North Companies, J-C Press, Japs-Olson Company, Jessen Press, John Roberts Company, Johnson/Anderson & Associates, Johnson Printing & Packaging, Lafayette Litho, Larkin Industries, Mark Thomas Company, Merit Printing, National Checking Company, Palmer Printing, Press Sure Print, Process Displays, Quality Resource Group, Shapco Printing, Tandem Printing, Target Corp. Printing Services, Thomson Reuters, Visions, Inc.


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