Allen Press, Inc. is the recipient of eleven awards from the Printing & Imaging Association of MidAmerica’s 2017 Graphic Excellence Competition (GraphEx). Three publication entries received Best of Category awards and six publications received Awards of Excellence. The Best of Category awards include Naked Food Magazine (Environmentally Sound Materials), Phase/Spencer Museum of Art Newsletter (Newsletters) and The Mineralogical Record – Berezovks, Russia! (Web Magazines, Periodicals & Publications). The Awards of Excellence winners include HighTower HAPPY, Mineral Collection in the American Northeast, Stanford Business Magazine, Creative Quarterly, Arabian Horse Times and Orchids. Along with these awards, Allen Press received two additional honors at the GraphEx Awards Gala: a Gold Award in Division III for Naked Food Magazine and a Silver “Best of Kansas City” award for The Mineralogical Record – Berezovks, Russia! click Read More below for more of the story
A Minneapolis Pathways Fund grant through the City of Minneapolis was awarded to a new Minnesota collaborative between Printing Industry Midwest (PIM), Avivo, Goodwill Easter-Seals Minnesota (GESMN), and employer partners, to recruit potential employees into the printing industry. The partnership will create a curriculum repository and training resource for employers to hire new employees with up-to-date, required skills needed to help address the workforce shortage in the industry.
According to Kristin Davis, director of education for Printing Industry Midwest (a not-for-profit trade organization representing the Midwest’s leading print service providers) printers have been struggling to find workers for the past five years. Two years ago, PIM became actively engaged with its members to help develop solutions for the workforce shortage.