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 Midland Information Resources Named Best Workplace in the Americas for the 15th Consecutive Year


Davenport, Iowa – November 18, 2015 - Midland Information Resources, a division of Elanders Americas, has been awarded the designation, Best Workplace in the Americas 2015, 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 and is run by Printing Industries of America.

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.

"We are honored to receive this award for the fifteenth straight year," said Laura Soderstrom, Midland's Human Resources Manager. "The Best Workplace in the Americas has always been and will continue to be quite the recognition within our industry. 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. Receiving this award is a true sign that we continue to evolve our workplace for all employees and refuse to rest on our laurels. We 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 Workplace in the Americas winners routinely exhibit the highest commitment to success in many ways, but particularly through their employees. Congratulations to Midland Information Resources."  

About Elanders Americas
Elanders is a global graphics company with production facilities in fifteen countries on four continents. Product areas include Print and Packaging, Supply Chain Management, and e-Commerce. The Group has around 3,200 employees and net sales of more than $540 million. The Elanders share is listed on NASDAQ OMX Stockholm, Small Cap. For more information, please visit

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 202-527-2688, or see