SGIA: 2011 Sustainability Recognition Award Honors

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SGIA-Large_FormatThe Specialty Graphic Imaging Association (SGIA) recently recognized an impressive seventeen specialty imaging companies for completing the 2011 Sustainability Recognition Program.

“Sustainability is more than just going green,” said Marci Kinter, SGIA’s vice president of government and business information. “Sustainability looks at the people, the profit, and the planet, and these companies have made changes today that will have an enormous impact on the community in the future.”

To be eligible for the award, companies had to first submit a copy of their sustainability policy. The winners had policies that focused on reducing waste, creating recycling programs and forming a “green committee” in the workplace.

Congratulations to the following companies:

* ARC Southern California (Irvine, California);

* Aurora Specialty Textiles Group Inc. (Aurora, Illinois);

* ConVerd LLC (East Longmeadow, Massachusetts);
* GFX International (Grayslake, Illinois);

* Insta Graphic Systems (Cerritos, California);

* Kent Pad Printer Canada Inc. (Markham, Ontario; Canada);

* Laird Plastics (Boca Raton, Florida);

* Marabu GmbH & Co. KG (Tamm, Germany);

* MicroGreen Polymers, Inc. (Arlington, Washington);

* Modernistic (Stillwater, Minnesota);

* OAI Inc. (Tampa, Florida);

* Portland Color (Portland, Maine);

* Precision Images (Portland, Oregon);

* Primex Plastics (Richmond, Indiana);

* Rainier Industries (Tukwila, Washington);

* RockTenn Merchandising Displays (Winston Salem, North Carolina); and

* Serigraph Inc. (West Bend, Wisconsin)

Additionally, SGIA has created a Sustainability Peer-to-Peer Network—where companies from around the globe meet via teleconference to discuss sustainable business practices in the imaging industry. For more information about the SGIA Sustainability Peer-to-Peer Network and to participate, contact Marci Kinter at marcik@sgia.org.

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