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 Midland Information Resources Recognized as Best Workplace in the Americas for the 14th Consecutive Year


Davenport, Iowa – November 24, 2014 – Midland Information Resources, a division of Elanders Americas, has been awarded the Best Workplace in the Americas designation, Best of the Best 2014, for their exemplary human resources practices. PIA looks to specifically honor printing companies that provide a superior work environment. This year marks the fifteenth year of the Best Workplace in the Americas program and the fourteenth year Midland has been awarded a Best Workplace recognition.

2014BOTB_Logo.jpgA 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 are judged on the following criteria: management practices, work environment, training and development, recognition and rewards, workplace health and safety, health and wellness, financial security, and work-life balance.

"Having been awarded a best work place recognition for fourteen consecutive years is a true sign of the dedication and investment Midland, and the Elanders Group, gives its employees" said Laura Soderstrom, Midland's Human Resources Manager. "Our employees are the key component at our company so we are continually looking for ways to improve their time and experience both inside and outside of this office. This recognition is quite the honor and we look forward to our pursuit of this award for years to come."

"Since 2000, the Best Workplace program has recognized industry leaders throughout the U.S. and Canada from small, medium, and large firms in the graphic arts industry for their outstanding human relations practices. While this year we felt that every company that entered the competition had HR programs worthy of great pride, the Best Workplace program recognizes outstanding accomplishment," said Jim Kyger, Assistant. Vice President of Human Relations for Printing Industries. "The Best Workplace program stands out as one of the most stringent HR awards programs available in any industry because it analyzes key HR metrics and program documents that firms submit with their entry. Too many programs today just rely on an employee survey as the basis for their judging."  


Elanders AB (publ)
Elanders is a global graphic company with production facilities in fifteen countries on four continents. Our product areas are Print and Packaging, Supply Chain Management, and e-Commerce. The Group has around 3,600 employees and had net sales of more than $540 million in 2013. The Elanders share is listed on NASDAQ OMX Stockholm, Small Cap. For more information, please visit

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  For more information about Midland Information Resources, contact Jon Blanc at