Printing Industries of America (PIA)

2013 Best Workplace in the Americas Awards Announced by Printing Industries of America

Printing Industries of America proudly announces the recipients of the 2013 Best Workplace in the Americas Awards. A total of 27 graphic arts companies, both members of Printing Industries of America and non-members, 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 VP 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.”

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 13 earned Best Workplace honors.

Best of the Best Category

Small Companies (up to 100 employees)

Tailored Label Products, Menomonee Falls, WI

Vox Printing, Inc., Oklahoma City, OK

Medium-size Companies (101–250 employees)

Disc Graphics, Inc., Hauppauge, NY

Midland Information Resources, Davenport, IA

Robbie Flexibles, Lenexa, KS

Royle Printing, Sun Prairie, WI

Suttle-Straus, Inc., Waunakee, WI

Large Companies/Multi-plants (251+ employees)

American Packaging Corporation, Rochester, NY

Hammer Packaging, Rochester, NY

The John Roberts Company, Minneapolis, MN

Ripon Printers, Ripon, WI

SmartPractice, Phoenix, AZ

Smyth Companies, LLC, St. Paul, MN

Weldon, Williams and Lick, Inc., Fort Smith, AR

Best Workplace Category

Small Companies (up to 100 employees)

Elk Grove Graphics, Elk Grove Village, IL

Syracuse Label & Surround Printing, Liverpool, NY

Western Graphics, Inc., St. Paul, MN

Medium-size Companies (101–250 employees)

Boutwell, Owens & Co., Inc., Fitchburg, MA

Communicorp, Inc., Columbus, GA

GPA Acquisition Company, McCook, IL

Hopkins Printing, Columbus, OH

MOSAIC, Cheverly, MD

Large Companies/Multi-plants (251+)

Courier Corporation, N. Chelmsford, MA

Flower City Printing, Inc., Rochester, NY

Midstates, Inc., Aberdeen, SD

Times Printing Co. Inc., Random Lake, WI

Valassis Communications, Wichita, KS

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