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2011 Best Workplace in the Americas Awards Announced

Press release from the issuing company

Printing Industries of America proudly announces the recipients of the 2011 Best Workplace in the Americas Awards. A total of 33 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, assistant vice president of HR for Printing Industries. "The Best Workplace Program stands out as one of the most stringent HR awards programs available today in any industry with over 300 metrics. The program is an excellent way to give employers instituting innovative yet cost-effective HR programs the recognition they deserve."

Entries are judged on the following criteria: management practices, work environment, training and development, recognition and rewards, workplace health and safety, health and wellness, financial security, and work-life balance.

A total of 14 companies received the coveted designation Best of the Best, while 19 earned Best Workplace honors.

Best of the Best Category
Small Companies (up to 100 employees)
Elk Grove Graphics, Elk Grove Village, IL
Hopkins Printing, Columbus, OH
Indexx, Inc., Greenville, SC
Newman Printing Company, Inc., Bryan, TX

Medium-size Companies (101–250 employees)
Communicorp, Inc., Columbus, GA
Disc Graphics, Inc., Hauppauge, NY
Midland Information Resources, Davenport, IA
Royle Printing, Sun Prairie, WI
Suttle-Straus, Inc., Waunakee, WI

Large Companies/Multi-plants (251+ employees)
American Packaging Corporation, Rochester, NY
Edwards Brothers, Inc., Ann Arbor, MI
Flower City Printing, Inc., Rochester, NY
SmartPractice, Phoenix, AZ
Weldon, Williams and Lick, Inc., Fort Smith, AR

Best Workplace Category
Small Companies (up to 100 employees)
The Castle Press, Pasadena, CA
Century Box, Methuen, MA
Commercial Letter, Inc., St Louis, MO
e-LYNXX Corporation, Chambersburg, PA
Fusion Paperboard U.S., Hebron, KY
Good Printers, Inc., Bridgewater, VA
Label World, Rochester, NY
Tailored Label Products, Menomonee Falls, WI
Vox Printing, Inc., Oklahoma City, OK

Medium-size Companies (101–250 employees)
Boutwell, Owens & Co., Inc., Fitchburg, MA
Mosaic, Cheverly, MD
Robbie, Lenexa, KS
Great Lakes Integrated, Cleveland, OH

Large Companies/Multi-plants (251+)
Courier Corporation, N. Chelmsford, MA
Hammer Packaging, Rochester, NY
The John Roberts Company, Minneapolis, MN
Smyth Companies, LLC, St. Paul, MN
Times Printing Co. Inc., Random Lake, WI
Valassis Communications, Wichita, KS

For more information on the Best Workplace in the Americas Awards, visit www.printing.org/bwa.


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