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PIA/GATF 2007 Best Workplace in the Americas Awards Announced

Press release from the issuing company

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, November 1, 2007 - Printing Industries of America/Graphic Arts Technical Foundation (PIA/GATF) proudly announces the recipients of the 2007 Best Workplace in the Americas Awards. A total of 47 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 which 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."
Entries are judged on the following criteria:
Management practices
Work environment
Training and development opportunities
Recognition and rewards
Workplace health and safety
Health and Wellness
Financial security
Work-life balance
A total of 18 companies received the coveted designation Best of the Best, while 29 earned Best Workplace honors.

Best of the Best Category
Small Companies (up to 100 employees)
Crescent Printing Company, Onalaska, WI
Grant Dahlstrom Inc./The Castle Press, Pasadena, CA
Label World, Rochester, NY
Vox Printing, Inc., Oklahoma City, OK

Medium-Size Companies (101-250 employees)
Communicorp, Inc., Columbus, GA
CRW Graphics, Pennsauken, NJ
Midland Information Resources, Davenport, IA
MOSAIC, Cheverly, MD
Royle Printing, Sun Prairie, WI
Suttle-Straus, Inc., Waunakee, WI
Worth Higgins & Associates, Inc., Richmond, VA

Large Companies/Multi-Plants (251+ employees)
American Packaging Corporation, Story City, IA; Columbus, WI; & Rochester, NY
Edwards Brothers, Inc., Ann Arbor, MI & Lillington, NC
Malloy, Inc., Ann Arbor, MI
St Ives Inc USA, Cleveland, OH & Hollywood, FL
The Sheridan Press, Hanover, PA
Thomson Corporation, Eagan, MN
Times Printing Co. Inc., Random Lake, WI
Best Workplace Category

Small Companies (up to 100 employees)
Elk Grove Graphics, Elk Grove Village, IL
GPA, Specialty Printable Substrates, Chicago, IL
Jacob North Companies, Lincoln, NE
Kohler Print Group, St. Louis, MO
Lauterbach Group, Waukesha, WI
Morrison Communications, Inc., Morristown, TN
Newman Printing Company, Inc., Bryan, TX
Source4, Chicago, IL
Resco Print Graphics. Inc., Hudson, WI
Tailored Label Products, Inc., Menomonee Falls, WI

Medium-Size Companies (101-250 employees)
Action Printing, Fond du Lac, WI
Boutwell, Owens & Co., Inc., Fitchburg, MA
Cascades Boxboard U.S., Inc., Hebron, KY
Cohber Press, Inc., W. Henrietta, NY
Commercial Letter, Inc., St. Louis, MO
Hagadone Printing Company, Honolulu, HI
Hopkins Printing, Columbus, OH
McNaughton & Gunn, Inc., Saline, MI
PrintingForLess.com, Livingston, MT

Large Companies/Multi-Plants (251+)
CL&D Graphics, Oconomowoc, WI & Rock Hill, SC
Courier Corporation, N. Chelmsford, MA;
   Westford, MA; & Stoughton, MA
Dartmouth Printing Company, Hanover, NH
Disc Graphics, Inc., Hauppauge, NY
Flower City Printing, Rochester, NY
Hammer Packaging, Rochester, NY
Imagine! Print Solutions, Shakopee, MN
Schawk, Inc., Des Plaines, IL (all locations)
SmartHealth, Inc., Phoenix, AZ
The John Roberts Company, Minneapolis, MN