Hammer Packaging (hammerpackaging.com) proudly announces that they have 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.

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.

“It is an honor achieving the highest ranking in this competition by the industry as a company that offers a superior workplace. It recognizes that we develop our business strategies with a focus on our people to ensure that we promote a positive and developmental culture. Our associates are Hammer’s most important asset,” says James E. Hammer, president and CEO.

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 Hammer Packaging.”