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Privately-held packaging printer called the best graphics art workplace by the Printing Industries of America.

Rochester, NY–Hammer Packaging has been recognized as the Best Workplace in the Americas 2012, for their exemplary human resources practices.

The award, created in 2000 by the Printing Industries of America, the world’s largest graphic arts trade association, honors printing companies that provide a superior work environment.

A panel of highly respected HR (Human Resources) professionals with decades of experience in the graphic arts industry reviewed the submissions.

A criteria o all the winning companies is that they 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.

“This distinction is a reflection of the special people that make up this company and its culture as defined by the values we share: integrity, respect, trust, passion, credibility and continuous improvement.  It’s an honor to be recognized by the industry as a company that offers a superior workplace,” says Hammer president and chief executive officer James E. Hammer.

Michael Makin, president and chief executive officer of the Printing Industries of America, agrees. “Best Workplace in the Americas winners routinely recognize that success is generated in many ways, and importantly, through their employees. Congratulations to Hammer Packaging.”

About Hammer Packaging

Hammer Packaging, established in 1912, headquartered in Rochester, NY, is a privately-held fourth-generation family-owned multi-color packaging printer with expertise in sheet-fed offset, web offset and flexography.  Hammer uses leading-edge technology and ISO 9001:2008 practices to produce high-quality printed labels and package decoration for the global beverage, food, horticulture and household products industries. Core products produced include cut & stack labels, in-mold labels, shrink sleeve labels, roll-on shrink-on labels, roll-fed labels and pressure sensitive labels. Visit for further details.

About Printing Industries of America

Printing Industries of America is the world’s largest graphic arts trade association, representing an industry with approximately one million employees. It serves the interests of more than 10,000 member companies. Together with its nationwide affiliate network, Printing Industries delivers products and services that enhance the growth, efficiency, and profitability of its members and the graphic communications industry through advocacy, education, research, and technical information. See for more information.


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