Best Workplace in the Americas

Entries must be received by September 30, 2017.

Printers across the country consistently rank recruiting and retaining qualified employees as one of their key challenges. Although the problem may seem daunting the answer is really very simple -- maintain a successful workforce by providing them a superior work environment.

Having the Best Workplace in the Americas award reinforces MOSAIC's value system with our clients--especially since a third party judges the award. By being a continuous achiever for multiple years in the Best Workplace in the Americas competition, it gives anyone externally the assurance of consistency in our value system and our commitment to excellence.
Sarah Wilson, MOSAIC, Cheverly MD
2015 Best of the Best Winner, Medium-Sized Companies

While all employees have different values when it comes to what they want in a work environment, there is quite a bit of common ground, and it is not necessarily centered around money. Workers today look for a variety of qualities in a workplace. Eight key human relations areas that employees look at when evaluating a current or prospective workplace are:

  1. Management Practices
  2. Work Environment
  3. Training and Development Opportunities
  4. Financial Security
  5. Work-Life Balance
  6. Recognition and Rewards
  7. Health and Wellness Programs
  8. Workplace Health and Safety

The Best Workplace in the Americas Awards evaluates your company's success in these eight human relations areas.

How to Enter

Any U.S. or Canadian graphic communications company, or supplier to the industry, may enter by downloading and completing the entry form, which will be available soon on this page.

  • Download the entry form and email to BWA [at] printing.org
  • Please send your entry through traceable means.
  • Include attachments and supporting documentation.

 For more information or questions, please call (412) 259-1707 or email BWA [at] printing.org.

Benefits of Winning

National and Local Media Promotion

Winners will be promoted extensively to the trade press. A Best Workplace in the Americas winner's logo will be available to winners to use on promotional materials and Web sites. Sample press releases will be provided for winners to send to their local press.

Recruiting and Marketing

Nearly every winner in the Best Workplace program uses the BWA winner's logo in recruiting and/or marketing campaigns.  We have been told by newly hired employees at BWA winning companies that they applied to the company because they are a Best Workplace winner.  Plus, if you have clients who are socially conscience with their purchases, the Best Workplace award is unmatched in employee relations metrics.

Best Workplace in the Americas Plaque

Winning companies will receive a plaque commemorating their achievement. Duplicate plaques are available for presentation to individuals involved in implementing your award-winning HR practices.

 

2016 Recipients

THE BEST OF THE BEST:  SMALL COMPANY

Vox Printing, Oklahoma City, OK

Syracuse Label & Surround Printing, Liverpool, NY

THE BEST OF THE BEST:  MEDIUM COMPANY

Suttle-Straus, Inc., Waunakee, WI

Phototype Engraving Co., Cincinnati, OH

Disc Graphics, Inc., Hauppauge, NY

Hopkins Printing, Columbus, OH

Mosaic, Cheverly, MD

Transcontinental Robbie Inc., Lenexa, KS

THE BEST OF THE BEST:  LARGE COMPANY / MULTI-PLANT

Smyth Companies, LLC, St. Paul, MN

American Packaging Corporation, Rochester, NY

Weldon, Williams, & Lick, Inc., Ft. Smith, AK

Best Workplace:  Small Company

Runbeck Election Services, Inc., Tempe, AZ

SeaChange Print Innovations, Plymouth, MN

Sundance Press, Tucson, AZ

Digital Print Solutions, Richfield, OH

Elk Grove Graphics, Elk Grove Village, IL

Best Workplace:  Medium Company

Boutwell, Owens & Co., Fitchburg, MA

CRW Graphics, Pennsauken, NJ

Midland Information Resources, Davenport, IA

The John Roberts Company, Minneapolis, MN

Communicorp, Inc., Columbus, GA

Tailored Label Products, Menomonee Falls, WI

Allen Press, Inc., Lawrence, KS

GPA Acquisitions Inc., McCook, IL

Mossberg & Company Inc., South Bend, IN

Bang Printing, Brainerd, MN

Royle Printing, Sun Prairie, WI

MBI, Inc., Deland, FL

Best Workplace:  Large Company

SmartPractice, Phoenix, AZ

Inland, La Crosse, WI

Worzalla, Stevens Point, WI

Hammer Packaging, Rochester, NY