Ripon Printers, a leading printer of catalogs, direct mail, publications, manuals and soft-cover educational products, has been awarded the Best Workplace in the Americas designation, Best of the Best 2013, for its exemplary human resources practices. Begun to specifically honor printing companies that provide a superior work environment, the Best Workplace in the Americas program was created in 2000.
A panel of highly respected HR professionals with decades of experience in the graphic arts industry reviewed the submissions. All of the winning companies actively show their employees that they care about their work environment, their personal goals and ambitions, as well as the needs of the company. Applicants were judged on eight criteria: Management Practices; Work Environment; Training and Development Opportunities; Financial Security; Workplace Health and Safety; Work-Life Balance; Recognition and Rewards; and Health and Wellness Programs.
“We have always felt strongly that our success as a company comes from the excellent employees who make up Ripon Printers,” says Ripon Printers President and CEO Andy Lyke. “An important goal of our executive team is to help create a workplace that fosters job satisfaction, creativity and innovation.”
Michael Makin, president and CEO of Printing Industries of America, agrees with that business philosophy. “Best of the Best winners routinely exhibit the highest commitment to success in many ways, but particularly through their employees. Congratulations to Ripon Printers.”
Ripon Printers received an award in the Large Companies/Multi-plants (251+ employees) category and is also a past recipient of this prestigious award.