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Allstate Insurance In-Plant Wins William K. Marrinan Hall of Fame Award

Press release from the issuing company

PARAMUS, N.J., January 2, 2003 – The National Association for Printing Leadership (NAPL) has bestowed the highest honor in its Management Plus competition, The William K. Marrinan Hall of Fame Award, on the Allstate Print Communication Center (APCC), the in-plant operation of Allstate Insurance Company. Operating two facilities in Wheeling, Ill., APCC has a long record of success, which has earned it numerous awards, including six consecutive Management Plus Gold Awards for management excellence from 1996 to 200l. The William K. Marrinan Hall of Fame and the other Management Plus awards [see related press release and accompanying list] will be presented at a special banquet on Feb. 20, 2003, during NAPL’s Top Management Conference 2003, in Scottsdale, Ariz. The annual NAPL Management Plus award program is sponsored by Compass Capital Partners, MAN Roland, and American Printer magazine. “The Allstate Print Communication Center has consistently exhibited a high degree of management excellence, making it uniquely deserving of this very prestigious award,” said Joseph P. Truncale, NAPL’s president and CEO, in making the announcement. APCC is the second largest in-plant printing operation in the U.S., providing 24-hour service and shipping to more than 25,000 locations. Operating since 1951, the APCC currently has nearly 400 full-time employees operating out of a 426,000-sq. ft. plant and a 53,000-sq.-ft.. facility. The unit provides full-service offset print capabilities in three shifts, including four-color process, complete web and sheetfed capabilities, and electronic prepress. About Management Plus: Unlike other graphic arts competition in which printed pieces are judged, NAPL’s Management Plus program asks graphic arts companies to conduct an analysis of specific areas of their operations. In that way, the program becomes a diagnostic tool that printing company leaders can use to judge their own management performance against accepted industry standards. Participants compete in one of six categories: five based on size and one for in-plant printers. Management Plus entrants are judged on how they perform against industry standards in nine key areas: internal control systems; financial performance; marketing/sales plan; business planning; human resources; environmental/safety concerns; quality control; community/industry affairs; and vendor relations. For more information about NAPL’s Management Plus program, contact Robin Schabacker, program coordinator, at (800) 642-6275, ext. 1307.