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 Midland Named Best of the Best

 Midland Information Resources Named Best of the Best Workplace in the Americas for the 13th Consecutive Year

Davenport, Iowa – November 22, 2013 – Midland Information Resources, a global provider of media management solutions, has been awarded the Best Workplace in the Americas designation, Best of the Best 2013, for their exemplary human resources practices. Begun to specifically honor printing companies that provide a superior work environment, the Best Workplace in the Americas program was created in 2000. This year marks the fourteenth year of the Best Workplace in the Americas program and the thirteenth year Midland has been awarded a Best Workplace recognition.

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.

“The Best of the Best Workplace in America has always been and will continue to be quite the recognition within our industry,” said Laura Soderstrom, Midland’s Human Resources Manager. “Receiving this award for thirteen consecutive years is a true sign that we continue to evolve our workplace for all Midland employees and refuse to rest on our laurels. We are very proud of the work we do, and are constantly looking for ways to improve the time employees spend both at the office and outside of the office. We are honored to have received this award and look forward to continuing our pursuit of The Best Workplace in the Americas for years to come.”

Michael Makin, president and CEO of Printing Industries of America, agrees. “Best of the Best winners routinely exhibit the highest commitment to success in many ways, but particularly through their employees. Congratulations to Midland Information Resources.” 

About Midland Information Resources: Midland Information Resources is a leading provider of content management, just-in-time digital printing, and fulfillment & distribution solutions to organizations around the world. Midland is a member of the Elanders Group, which has provided global printing and media solutions since 1909. With local presence in over 10 countries, on 4 continents, Midland and the Elanders Group provide a uniform and automated process, optimizing the Group’s global production and delivery solutions. Midland Information Resources is the headquarters for Elanders Americas and is located in Davenport, IA. For more information, visit or call 800.232.3696.

About Printing Industries of America: Printing Industries of America is the world’s largest graphic arts trade association, representing an industry with approximately one million employees. It serves the interests of more than 10,000 member companies. Together with its nationwide affiliate network, Printing Industries delivers products and services that enhance the growth, efficiency, and profitability of its members and the graphic communications industry through advocacy, education, research, and technical information.

For more information about the Best Workplace in the Americas Awards, contact Jim Kyger at 202-730-7968 or