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GPA Is Named a 2016 Best Workplace Winner

CHICAGO, IL | GPA, supplier of substrate solutions for digital, offset, and wide format printing, has been named a 2016 Best Workplace in the Americas winner in the Medium Company category. This award recognizes graphic communications companies for their outstanding human relations efforts that contribute to a successful workplace. This year marks GPA’s ninth Best Workplace win since the creation of the award in 2000. 

“Winning the Best Workplace award is always a tremendous distinction for us,” says Heather Jenkins, GPA’s director of human resources. “Programs like these allow companies like ours the opportunity to focus time and attention on internal programs and obtain industry feedback on best practices. It is particularly important to us, as a growing company, to remain true to the values that GPA was founded on and honor them as we continue to evolve as an industry leader. This designation lets us know that we’re continuing on the right track.”

Run by the Printing Industries of America (PIA), this award program uses key metrics to compare GPA’s human relations programs and policies to other companies in the graphic arts industry. A distinguished panel of industry Human Resources experts evaluated the submissions and selected this year’s winners. All applicants were judged on eight criteria: management practices, work environment, training and development, recognition and awards, workplace health and safety, health and wellness, financial security, and work-life balance.

GPA’s products include coated and uncoated papers, pressure-sensitive and specialty papers, synthetic films and substrates exclusively engineered for HP Indigo and other digital presses. GPA is an HP Indigo Preferred Partner and a Diamond Partner of Dscoop (Digital Solutions Cooperative). GPA is part of Fedrigoni Group, an international manufacturer and converter of value-added specialty papers founded in 1888.

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