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Smyth Earns Two Big Honors In Printing

Smyth Companies has been recognized with two big awards in flexographic printing, cementing the company’s position as a leader in the Health & Beauty packaging market.

On April 30, Flexographic Technical Association (FTA) held its annual banquet for the Excellence in Flexography awards in Phoenix, Arizona where it was announced that Smyth was the recipient of the coveted ‘Best in Show’ award in the Narrow Web category.  The winning entry was for Bath & Body Work’s Cozy Sunday Morning body cream label. Here’s a link to the details on the FTA site.

And on April 27, Printing Industry Midwest (PIM) conducted its annual award ceremony for the Star of Excellence print competition.  Smyth’s entry of a label produced for Victoria’s Secret Love Spell Lace lotion received a ‘Best of Category’ award in the Packaging and Labels group.

“Winning these awards is a testament to the dedication and commitment of all our employees, and demonstrates why we are a leader in printing and packaging,” said Scott Fisher, President of Smyth Companies.  “It’s our goal to produce award-winning printing on every job we run.”

Smyth customer McCall Farms rolls out new package

Smyth customer McCall Farms is featured in Packaging World magazine for the company's revolutionary new package.   McCall is utilizing a clear retortable plastic can for seven bean varieties under the Glory Foods brand.  Smyth provides the clear film cut-and-stack labels for these cans, helping McCall gain a 'clear advantage' at retail. 

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Smyth Companies profiled in Label & Narrow Web

2017 marks Smyth Companies' 140th anniversary.  The company was recently featured in Label & Narrow Web magazine providing, details about the company's past accomplishments, current expansion of geographic reach and capabilities, and future plans for growth.

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2016 Best Workplace in the Americas Awards Announced

Best Workplace LogoWarrendale, Pennsylvania, November 28, 2016 - Printing Industries of America has announced that thirty-three graphic communications companies were selected to receive 2016 Best Workplace in Americas awards.  Of those recognized, eleven companies received the coveted designation "Best of the Best," while twenty-two earned "Best Workplace" honors. The program was created to recognize graphic arts companies for their outstanding human relations efforts that contribute to a successful workplace. The honorees are selected by a distinguished panel of industry Human Resources experts.

The Best Workplaces in the Americas awards acknowledge the print and graphic arts companies that provide outstanding workplaces for their employees.  Companies that want to attract and retain the best talent know the importance of investing in a great workplace.  In order to be recognized for this award, companies must excel in eight different categories:  management practices, work environment, training and development, recognition and rewards, workplace health and safety, health and wellness, financial security, and work-life balance.  The handful of companies that are awarded the coveted "Best of the Best" designation are seen to provide an extraordinary environment for their employees and are rewarded with low turnover and high employee engagement. Congratulations to all of the winners.

Smyth Companies, LLC - St. Paul, MN - The Best of the Best:  Large Company / Multi-Plant


To go to the full release on the PIA web site and find out about other Best Workplace award winners, click here

Smyth again chosen as a 'Number 1' supplier

Austin, MN - August 17, 2016 - Smyth Companies has been chosen as a recipient of Hormel Foods’ No. 1 Award for 2011 to 2015. This prestigious honor is presented to Hormel’s top supplier partners once every five years, and this is the third consecutive time Smyth Companies has received the award.  The presentation of the award took place at Hormel Foods’ Austin, Minnesota headquarters on August 17.

“We are proud to again be recognized by Hormel with this great honor,” said Rick Lavigne, Vice President of Strategic Accounts at Smyth and the Smyth representative to Hormel Foods.  “The No. 1 Award is indicative of our commitment to delivering world-class products and services to Hormel and all our customers.  It belongs to everyone on the Hormel account team and to everyone who works to earn our customers’ business every day.”

A Hormel supplier must meet stringent quality and service goals in order to be considered for the No. 1 Award. Companies must be a recipient of the Spirit of Excellence Award (an annual award given by Hormel Foods) a minimum of four times over the previous five-year period.  Additionally, a company must have a supplier rating index of 96 percent or better in the fourth calendar quarter of the reporting year, and the average of the supplier rating index must be greater than 96 percent over the previous five-year span.  Other metrics considered are the number of products sold to Hormel by the supplier; number of Hormel Foods locations served; and participation in continuous improvement programs.

Smyth Companies was founded in 1877, and like Hormel is one of the oldest business establishments in Minnesota. Smyth has been a supplier to Hormel since the 1950’s, providing the company with packaging labels for Hormel’s wide range of branded food products. Smyth has earned the No. 1 Award three times since it was established in 2001.

Smyth earns Hormel Foods' quality supplier award

ST. PAUL, MN - July 1, 2016 /For immediate release/--Hormel Foods Corp. has once again recognized Smyth Companies as a top supplier for the year 2015. Hormel presented Smyth with their Spirit of Excellence award on June 29 at Smyth's Minneapolis, Minnesota production facility. Jonathan Caporale of Hormel made the presentation to a group of Smyth employees which included Rick Lavigne, Smyth account representative for Hormel, and Smyth president Scott Fisher.

Hormel considers a variety of factors when selecting a Spirit of Excellence supplier. Hormel's supplier rating index measures supplier performance against various benchmarks, and a supplier needs to maintain a 92% total index rating to be considered for the Spirit of Excellence. Other components of the award score are levels of technical and customer service, innovative solutions and improvements, and review by a supplier quality committee.