Print Excellence in the Carolinas Recognized; Winston Salem Printer Takes Homes "Best of Show"!
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January 23, 2008
Charlotte, NC - Winston Salem-area companies were chosen as winners of the prestigious PICA Awards given by The Printing Industry of the Carolinas, Inc. (PICA). Since 1966, the PICA Awards have been the premier symbol of excellence for the graphics industry in North and South Carolina. The PICA Awards demonstrate a company's commitment to excellence in graphics communications.
Hutchison Allgood Printing won the xpedx "Best of Show" Award, along with the Mac Papers "Best Printing Award" for 51 or more employees, the Eastman Kodak "Best Catalog" Award, Hewlett Packard "Best Digital Printing" Award, and the Unisource "Best Printer's Self-Advertising" Award. The company also received 12 Best of Category Awards, 12 Special Judges Awards, and 11 Award of Excellence. Keiger Printing won 1 Special Judges; Salem Printing won the NAPCO Award for "Best Packaging", along with 6 Best of Category, 2 Special Judges, and 3 Award of Excellence. Winston Packaging also received a Best of Category Award.
Winners were announced January 19, 2008, at the 41st Annual PICA Awards Banquet, held at the Grandover Resort and Spa in Greensboro, North Carolina. The PICA Awards, which are the most prestigious symbol of printing excellence in the Carolinas, is open to PICA members only.
The Printing Industry of the Carolinas, Inc. (PICA) is a trade association representing the graphic communications industry in North and South Carolina. North Carolina ranks as the 14th largest state print market in the United States with $4.4 billion in sales, 929 total printing establishments and 27,060 employees. South Carolina ranks 27th in the nation with $1.7 billion in sales, 342 establishments and 10,399 employees. Headquartered in Charlotte, NC, PICA has been serving the print industry for over 75 years. For more information, visit www.picanet.org.
Attached photo of BEST OF SHOW winners: Pictured left to right back row: Mike Lewis - xpedx, Ben Cook, Mike Slack, Terry Preston, Bill Cowan, Mike Pleimann of Hutchison Allgood Printing. Front row: Gary DeVillers - xpedx, Linda Hutchison, Al Hutchison, Allie Hutchison, Mark Shermer and Colleen Payne of Hutchison Allgood.