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PIA Best Workplace In The Americas Awards Announced

Press release from the issuing company

Pittsburgh, PA, December 5, 2008 - Printing Industries of America proudly announces the recipients of the 2008 Best Workplace in the Americas Awards. A total of 51 graphic arts companies, both Printing Industries of America members and non-members, were selected by a committee of distinguished Human Resource experts from within the industry. The program is designed to recognize graphic arts companies for outstanding human relations efforts that 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 Printing Industries of America. "The Best Workplace program stands out as one of the most difficult HR awards to achieve in any industry today, with over 300 metrics. The program is an excellent 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 16 companies received the coveted designation Best of the Best, while 35 earned Best Workplace honors.
Best of the Best Category

Small Companies (up to 100 employees)
Crescent Printing, Onalaska, WI
Label World Kamylon, LLC, Rochester, NY
Omaha Print, Omaha, NE
Resco Print Graphics, Inc., Hudson, WI
Western Graphics, Inc., St. Paul, MN

Medium-size Companies (101-250 employees)
DISC Graphics, Inc., Hauppauge, NY
McNaughton & Gunn, Inc., Saline, MI
Midland Information Resource, Davenport, IA
MOSAIC, Cheverly, MD
Worth Higgins & Associates, Inc., Richmond, VA

Large Companies/Multi-plants (251+ employees)
American Packaging Corp., Rochester, NY
Malloy Incorporated, Ann Arbor, MI
The Sheridan Press, Hanover, PA
SmartHealth, Phoenix, AZ
Suttle-Straus, Inc., Waunakee, WI
Times Printing Co. Inc., Random Lake, WI

Best Workplace Category

Small Companies (up to 100 employees)
Elk Grove Graphics, Elk Grove Village, IL
Good Printers, Inc., Bridgewater, VA
GPA, Specialty Substrate Solutions, Chicago, IL
Grant Dahlstrom, Inc./The Castle Press, Pasadena, CA
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
Tailored Label Products, Menomonee Falls, WI
Vox Printing, Inc., Oklahoma City, OK

Medium-size Companies (101-250 employees)
Boutwell, Owens & Co., Inc., Fitchburg, MA
Cascades Boxboard U.S., Inc., Hebron, KY
Cohber Press, Inc., Rochester, NY
Commercial Letter, Inc., St. Louis, MO
Communicorp, Inc., Columbus, GA
Franklin Communications, LLC, Miami, FL
Great Lakes Integrated, Cleveland, OH
Hopkins Printing, Columbus, OH
Royle Printing, Sun Prairie, WI
United Litho, Ashburn, VA

Large Companies and multi-plants (251+)
CL&D Graphics, Inc., Oconomowoc, WI
Thomson Reuters Corporation, Eagan, MN
St Ives Inc., Cleveland, OH, and Hollywood, FL
Courier Corporation, N. Chelmsford, MA
Weldon, Williams and Lick, Inc., Fort Smith, AR
Sheridan Books, Inc., Chelsea, MI
John Roberts Company, Minneapolis, MN
Schawk, Inc., Des Plaines, IL
Hammer Packaging, Rochester, NY
Dartmouth Printing Company, Hanover, NH
Edwards Brothers, Inc., Ann Arbor, MI
Smyth Companies, Inc., St. Paul, MN
Flower City Printing, Inc., Rochester, NY
HGI Company, Burlington, WI