Subject: NEWS RELEASE: Best Workplace in the Americas Submissions Now Open

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September 6, 2017
Contact: Jenn Strang,

PIA Now Accepting Submissions to the 
Best Workplace in the Americas Recognition Program 
Pittsburgh, PAPrinting Industries of America (PIA) opened its redeveloped Best Workplace in the Americas (BWA) program for submissions today with the entry deadline set for November 17, 2017. PIA redeveloped the awards program to streamline the application process and focused our Human Relations benchmarking categories to promote companies embracing the most sought-after qualities for today’s workforce: Communication & Culture, Employee Resources & Benefits and Safety & Work Environment. 

New this year is the addition of the Safety Shield designation which offers: 
  • A cost-effective assessment of your safety programs against OSHA standards based on top violations.
  • Ability to quickly and easily denote your dedication to safety when hiring and retaining talent.
  • A plaque commemorating your achievement as a Safety Shield recipient.
As with previous years, entrants will be evaluated with similarly sized companies. Winners will be awarded a Best Workplace in the Americas award, and a few exceptional companies will be awarded Best of the Best designations. Any U.S. or Canadian graphic communications company, or supplier to the industry, may enter by completing the entry form on Applications must include all supporting documentation and submission fees.

For nearly 20 years, the Best Workplace in the Americas award has acted as a “seal of approval” for print industry excellence in human relation standards. Judged by an anonymous panel of human relations professionals from the print industry, the BWA awards enable companies of any size to show off their commitment to employees.This year's honorees will be celebrated at a luncheon awards presentation at the 2018 President’s Conference to be held March 4-6 in San Antonio, Texas.

For more information about BWA, please contact Adriane Harrison at 412-259-1707 or