Educators and Students
PRINTING United Alliance has long recognized the important role educational institutions play in the long-term viability of the specialty imaging industry. We are committed to providing educator resources and training to ensure the future success of this industry.
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SGIA Participates in Spokane Workshop on Inadvertent PCBs in Pigments
SGIA accepted an invitation to speak at the Inadvertently Produced PCBs in Inks and Pigments Workshop in Spokane, WA. The goal of the workshop was to explore actions to keep PCBs from entering the Spokane River from printed products produced using inks that contain inadvertent PCBs. No final approaches …
US Department of Labor Issues New Overtime Regulations – Effective Jan. 1, 2020
The US Department of Labor has issued a final rule establishing new overtime regulations. The rule states, that unless specifically exempted, employees covered by the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) must receive pay for hours worked in excess of 40 in a workweek at a rate not less than one and one-half …
PGSF Adds New Board Members
At its October board meeting, the Print and Graphics Scholarship Foundation (PGSF) elected several new members and re-elected existing members to additional terms. The PGSF Board directs an endowed fund of just under $10 million that is dedicated toward encouraging young people to consider the graphics …
Company Cultures Attract Talent
By Dave Rosenberg, Founder and Principal, Locked On Leadership SGIA Journal Graphic Edition, September/October 2019
Safe and Sound Week
SGIA partners with OSHA to put on our first annual Safe and Sound Week. Thirteen member organizations displayed a commitment to management leadership, employee engagement, and fixing hazards and were able to earn Safe and Sound Participant Recognition!
Walking Working Surfaces Package
SGIA has released a new Walking Working Surfaces Safety Package. This collection of resources is a comprehensive compliance resource that builds on our Ladder Safety Package. The recent addition of a rule overview booklet, two more posters, and five checklists rounds out the package to be a one stop …
PRINTING United Trade Show is Sold Out
Over 650 exhibitors will occupy the sold-out show floor, encompassing 720,000 gross square feet.
SGIA Acquires NAPCO Media
Further enhancing SGIA's current partnership with NAPCO Media, this merger will create a platform designed to grow all segments of the printing industry.
US Department of Labor Announces Rule to Strengthen Retirement Programs for Small Businesses
In August 2018, President Donald J. Trump issued Executive Order 13847, "Strengthening Retirement Security in America." The Executive Order called for the Secretary of Labor to clarify and expand the circumstances under which U.S. employers, especially small- and mid-sized businesses, may sponsor or …
Zero Waste Act Introduced – More Recycling Legislative Proposals on the Horizon
Representative Ilhan Omar (D-MN) introduced the Zero Waste Act, which creates federal grants to support municipalities in recycling and waste reduction efforts. The recently introduced legislation provides federal funding to help municipalities invest in waste recovery and reduction initiatives. The …
SGIA Offers Travel Grant Program for Students to Attend PRINTING United
SGIA will offer 10 post-secondary students the opportunity to attend PRINTING United as guests of the association.
Maine’s Governor Signs Food Packaging Law
Governor Janet Mills has signed into law a bill that prohibits the use of phthalates and PFASs in food packaging materials. Maine’s legislation imposes a ban on the sale of food and beverage packaging and their components (including inks and labels) as well as disposable plastic food service gloves when …
US Department of Labor Requests Comments on Proposed Workforce Development Regulation
The US Department of Labor (US DOL) has issued a proposed rule to expand the apprenticeship model to new industries. Under the National Apprenticeship Act, the US DOL is seeking to establish a process for recognizing Standards Recognition Entities which in turn will recognize Industry Recognized Apprenticeship …
Bigger. Better. Bolder.
By Denise M. Gustavson, Editorial Director & Special Projects Editor – Printing & Packaging, Editor-in-Chief, Wide-Format Impressions, NAPCO Media SGIA Journal Graphic Edition July/August 2019