2012 Best Workplace in the Americas Awards Announced

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, November 28, 2012—Printing Industries of America proudly announces the recipients of the 2012 Best Workplace in the Americas Awards. A total of 36 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 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,” said Jim Kyger, Assistant VP of HR for Printing Industries. “While every company that entered this year’s competition has HR programs they should be proud of, the Best Workplace program recognizes outstanding accomplishment. 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 13 companies received the coveted designation Best of the Best, while 23 earned Best Workplace honors.


Best of the Best Category

Small Companies (up to 100 employees)

Fusion Paperboard U.S., Hebron, KY

Label World, Rochester, NY

Tailored Label Products, Menomonee Falls, WI

Vox Printing, Inc., Oklahoma City, OK

Western Graphics, Inc., St. Paul, MN


Medium-size Companies (101–250 employees)

Communicorp, Inc., Columbus, GA

Midland Information Resources, Davenport, IA

Suttle-Straus, Inc., Waunakee, WI

Hopkins Printing, Columbus, OH


Large Companies/Multi-plants (251+ employees)

American Packaging Corporation, Rochester, NY

SmartPractice, Phoenix, AZ

Edwards Brothers Malloy, Ann Arbor, MI

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


Best Workplace Category

Small Companies (up to 100 employees)

The Castle Press, Pasadena, CA

Cohber Press, Inc., Rochester, NY

Elk Grove Graphics, Elk Grove Village, IL

e-LYNXX Corporation, Chambersburg, PA

GPA, Specialty Substrate Solutions, McCook, IL

Lauterbach Group, Inc., Sussex, WI

Newman Printing Company, Inc., Bryan, TX


Medium-size Companies (101–250 employees)

Baesman Group, Inc., Hilliard, OH

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

Disc Graphics, Inc., Hauppauge, NY

Great Lakes Integrated, Cleveland, OH

Indexx, Inc., Greenville, SC

MOSAIC, Cheverly, MD

Robbie Flexibles, Lenexa, KS

Royle Printing, Sun Prairie, WI

Thoro Packaging, Corona, CA


Large Companies and multi-plants (251+)

Courier Corporation, N. Chelmsford, MA

Hammer Packaging, Rochester, NY

Flower City Printing, Inc., 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 




About Printing Industries of America
Printing Industries of America is the world’s largest graphic arts trade association, representing an industry with approximately one million employees. It serves the interests thousands of member companies. Together with its nationwide affiliate network, Printing Industries delivers products and services that enhance the growth, efficiency, and profitability of its members and the graphic communications industry through advocacy, education, research, and technical information.


Program Contact
Adriane Harrison, Human Relations Specialist
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Published on Wednesday, November 28, 2012 (updated 09/15/2016)

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