Hammer Packaging Named Best Workplace in the Americas 2006
ROCHESTER, N.Y.—Hammer Packaging of Rochester, N.Y. has been awarded the Best Workplace in the Americas 2006 designation for its exemplary human resources practices. This award is presented by the Printing Industries of America/Graphic Arts Technical Foundation (PIA/GATF) who recognizes individuals and companies for outstanding accomplishments in the graphic communications industry. This year marks the sixth year of the Best Workplace in the Americas program and the fourth year that Hammer Packaging has earned this distinction.
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. “It’s an honor to be recognized by the industry as a company that offers a superior workplace,” said James E. Hammer, president & CEO. Michael Makin, president and CEO of PIA/GATF, 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,” he said.