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NAPL to Honor Best Managed Graphic Arts Companies

Paramus, NJ – 2/1/2010 – NAPL will honor 18 graphic communications companies for their overall management excellence by presenting them with 2009 Management Plus™ Awards at the organization’s 2010 Top Management Conference in San Marco, Florida, on February 16. Classic Graphics of Charlotte, N.C., will be awarded the program’s highest honor, the William K. Marrinan Hall of Fame Award, while three companies will receive Management Plus Gold Awards, 10 will be given Silver Awards, and five will receive Merit Awards.

“Management Plus Award winners are not only dedicated to exemplary managerial performance, but extend that commitment into every area of their organization and their interactions with customers, vendors, and their communities,” said Joseph P. Truncale, NAPL President and Chief Executive Officer. “They are the companies that set the management bar for our industry and they continue to move it higher. On behalf of everyone at NAPL, I congratulate all our 2009 Management Plus honorees.”

Management Plus 2009 Gold Awards will go to Harding Poorman Group, Indianapolis, Ind.; Think Patented, Dayton, Ohio; and Western Graphics Inc., St. Paul, Minn. Silver Award winners are Allen Press, Lawrence, Kan.; Allstate Legal, Cranford, N.J.; C L Graphics, Crystal Lake, Ill.; Classic Graphics; Daily Printing, Plymouth, Minn.; Dome Printing, Sacramento, Calif.; Hammer Packaging, West Henrietta, N.Y.; NPC, Claysburg, Pa.; Omaha Printing, Omaha, Neb.; Portland General Electric, Portland, Ore. Merit Awards will be given to COT Media Group, Christ Church, Barbados; Midtown Printing Company, St. Louis, Mo.; PDQ Print Center, Taylor, Pa.; Square One, Mount Laurel, N.J.; and Washington State Department of Printing, Olympia, Wash.

Unlike other graphic arts competitions in which printed pieces are judged, Management Plus entrants are judged on how they perform against industry standards in seven key management areas: Leadership and governance, human resources, strategic planning, marketing and sales, operations, community/industry relations, and financial performance. Entries are based on the NAPL Management Plus Best Practices Assessment™, a free diagnostic tool that printing companies can use to compare their own management performance against accepted standards even if they do not choose to enter the awards competition.

For more information about NAPL’s Management Plus program or to receive a free copy of the NAPL Management Plus Best Practices Assessment, contact Joan Kasper-Nolan at , ext. 6344, or

About NAPL: Chartered in 1933, the National Association for Printing Leadership (NAPL) is a not-for-profit business management association representing companies in the $100 billion graphic communications industry. NAPL’s comprehensive slate of business-building solutions provides company leaders with management tools that enable them to make informed business decisions in an ever-changing market environment. For more information on NAPL or its affiliated associations, visit or call 800-642-6275.

About American Printer: American Printer is one of the printing industry’s leading national magazines for graphic arts managers. American Printer is published monthly and has over 71,000 subscribers.

About manroland: manroland AG is the world’s second-largest printing systems manufacturer and market leader in web offset. With production sites in Offenbach, Augsburg, and Plauen in Germany, it employs almost 8,000 people and has annual sales of some 1.7 billion Euro with an export share of approximately 80% (fiscal year 2008).

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