Best Workplace in the Americas

The printing industry builds a culture of innovation, reinforces workplace accomplishments, and inspires a unique culture. Only the finest can be awarded Printing Industries of America's prestigious Best Workplace in the Americas (BWA) award. The award embodies a company's commitment to quality and excellence, passion for success, and recognizes a safety-focused environment. Our human resources benchmarking categories honor companies that embrace the most sought-after qualities for today's work environment:

  • Communication & Culture
  • Employee Resources & Benefits
  • Safety & Work Environment

If your organization maintains a successful workforce by providing your employees a superior work environment, we encourage you to enter the Best Workplace in the Americas award program and stand among the most distinguished print industry leaders by human resources standards. The entrants are judged by an anonymous panel of human resources professionals from the print industry.

Click here for the BWA entry form.

Key Program Dates

  • July 9, 2018: Entries open
  • November 16, 2018: Final entry deadline
  • January 9, 2019: Winners announced
  • March 4, 2019: Awards presented at the 2019 President's Conference held in Phoenix, Arizona

Safety Shield

Top companies know the importance of focusing on environmental, health, and safety areas in the workplace. The Safety Shield designation is open to 2019 BWA participants for a nominal additional registration fee. You must enter the BWAs to participate in the Safety Shield program.

The Safety Shield designation offers:

  • A cost-effective assessment of your safety programs against OSHA standards based on top violations;
  • The ability to quickly and easily denote your dedication to safety when hiring and retaining talent; and
  • A plaque commemorating your achievement as a Safety Shield recipient.

Click here to view a recorded webinar about BWA & Safety Shield.

BWA Videos

View the videos below to learn more about the Best Workplace in the Americas program.

Benefits of Winning

Winners Award & Ceremony

We will celebrate your passion for success at a luncheon awards presentation at the 2019 President's Conference to be held March 3-5 in Phoenix, Arizona. There, each winning company present will be featured and receive their BWA plaque, as well as their Safety Shield plaque if receiving that designation. You can learn full details about the President's Conference at www.presidentsconference.com.

National and Local Media Promotion

More than just bragging rights, winners will be promoted to the trade press. A Best Workplace in the Americas winner's logo will be available for use on promotional materials and websites. Safety Shield winners will also be able to use that logo for promotional materials and websites. 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. Plus, if you have clients who are socially conscience about where they do business, the Best Workplaces award is unmatched in the industry for employee relations metrics.

2018 Recipients

Winners of the Best Workplace Designation

Alcom Printing, Harleysville, PA

Allen Press, Lawrence, KS

Supreme Graphics, Arcadia, WI

Boutwell, Owens & Co., Fitchburg, MA

ColorTree Group, Henrico, VA

Communicorp, Inc., Columbus, GA

CRW Graphics, Pennsauken, NJ

DISC Graphics, Hauppauge, NY

GPA Specialty Substrate Solutions, McCook, IL

Graphic Visual Solutions, Greensboro, NC

Hammer Packaging, Rochester, NY

Inland Packaging

  • La Crosse, WI
  • Neenah, WI
  • Downington, PA

The John Roberts Company, Minneapolis, MN

MBI Direct Mail, Inc., Deland, FL

Midstates Group, Aberdeen, SD

Phototype, Cincinnati, OH

Ripon Printers, Ripon, WI

Runbeck Election Services, Tempe, AZ

Smyth Companies, LLC, Saint Paul, MN

Steinhauser, Inc., Newport, KY

Syracuse Label & Surround Printing, Syracuse, NY

Tailored Label Products, Menomonee Falls, WI

Transcontinental Robbie Inc., Lenexa, KS

Vox Printing, Oklahoma City, OK

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

Worzalla, Stevens Point, WI

Winners of the Best of the Best Designation

American Packaging Corp.

  • Rochester, NY
  • Story City, IA
  • Columbus, WI

CJK Group, Brimfield, OH

  • Bang Printing
  • Hess Print Solutions
  • The Sheridan Group
  • Sinclair Printing Company

Hopkins Printing, Columbus, OH

Midland Information Resources, Davenport, IA

MOSAIC, Cheverly, MD

Royle Printing, Sun Prairie, WI

SeaChange Print Innovations, Plymouth, MN

Shutterfly, Inc.

  • Tempe, AZ
  • Shakopee, MN
  • Ft. Mill, SC
  • Redwood City, CA (HQ)

Superior Lithographics, Los Angeles, CA

Suttle-Straus, Inc., Waunakee, WI

VISTAPRINT, Windsor, ON

Winners of the Safety Shield Designation

American Packaging Corp.

  • Rochester, NY
  • Story City, IA
  • Columbus, WI

Communicorp, Inc., Columbus, GA

Hopkins Printing, Columbus, OH

Midland Information Resources, Davenport, IA

MOSAIC, Cheverly, MD

Ripon Printers, Ripon, WI

Shutterfly, Inc.

  • Tempe, AZ
  • Shakopee, MN
  • Ft. Mill, SC
  • Redwood City, CA (HQ)

Suttle-Straus, Inc., Waunakee, WI

Syracuse Label & Surround Printing, Syracuse, NY