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PIA/GATF Receives Environmental Award

Press release from the issuing company

Pittsburgh, Pa., May 6, 2005 -- Printing Industries of America/Graphic Arts Technical Foundation (PIA/GATF) has won a 2005 Trade Association Environmental Leadership Award for Environmental Partnership from the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). The award recognizes exemplary performance and leadership by a trade association in working with legislative bodies, governments, or other entities to create environmental programs that are functional in their particular industry sector.  Nominees must be a trade association that represents companies with fewer than 100 full-time employees and demonstrates how its activities have helped its members achieve regulatory compliance, reduce wastes, and emissions through environmentally friendly business practices, and reduce or minimize consumption of natural resources. In working with members to go above and beyond the requirements of the law or regulation, the association must have worked with local or state/territorial Small Business Ombudsman/Small Business Assistance Programs (SBO/SBAP). PIA/GATF was nominated by the Kansas SBAP.  The awards were established by the National Steering Committee, representing Small Business Assistance Programs nationwide, in conjunction with the National Compliance Advisory Panel. A committee of judges scrutinized the nominations. The award will be presented to PIA/GATF at the SBO/SBAP National Conference, June 13, 2005.