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MARCH 5, 2020

Smyth Companies Named Best Workplace and Safety Shield Awardee in Best Workplace in the Americas 2020 Competition

Smyth has been awarded with their initial Safety Shield designation along with their twelfth consecutive Best Workplace in the Americas award

Smyth Companies, LLC (Smyth) of St. Paul, MN has been awarded the Best Workplace and Safety Shield designation for the 2020 Best Workplace in the Americas (BWA) awards. The BWA awards are granted to companies that create the best environments for their employees. The BWA awards, presented by Printing Industries of America (PIA), are awarded annually to only those companies meeting rigorous standards in human resources practices.

A panel of printing industry HR professionals evaluated applicants in three categories: Communications & Culture, Employee Resources & Benefits, and Safety & Work Environment. Companies that applied for a Safety Shield designation were evaluated based on Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) compliance standards and best practices in environmental, health, and safety (EHS) practices.

“Smyth is one of the premier companies in the printing industry for employee experiences,” said Adriane Harrison, vice president of human relations at PIA. “This award is a testament to Smyth’s leadership in developing an ‘employer of choice’ culture.”

“Winning a BWA award is an honor. We strive to give our employees an exceptional workplace,” said Scott Fisher, president of Smyth. “This year we earned our twelfth consecutive designation as a Best Workplace in America and are additionally pleased to be acknowledged with the Safety Shield award for our commitment to compliance and best practices in the areas of environmental, health, and safety.”

Michael F. Makin, president and CEO of PIA, agrees. “The Best Workplace in the Americas award winners stand among the most distinguished printing industry leaders by human resources standards. Congratulations to Smyth for its outstanding achievement in human resources excellence.”

About The Best Workplace in the Americas Awards

The Best Workplace in the Americas (BWA) awards, presented by Printing Industries of America (PIA), recognizes a company’s commitment to quality and excellence, passion for success, and dedication to providing a safety-focused work environment. For more information about the program, visit:

About Smyth Companies, LLC

Established in 1877, Smyth Companies, LLC (Smyth) is a leading provider of high-impact label decoration for consumer goods products. From neighborhood businesses to Fortune 500 companies, Smyth’s trusted Labels Without Limits®, Dow BeautyTM, and PurePack® brands provide quality, innovative packaging solutions to brand owners in the beauty, health, personal care, household, food, automotive, private label, and beverage markets. Using a broad range of print technologies from traditional roll- and sheet-fed to digital and expanded gamut printing, Smyth’s products include pressure sensitive, cut and stack, and in-mold labels; shrink sleeves; flexible packaging including pouches and rollstock; promotional; and commercial, as well as equipment application and support. Headquartered in St. Paul, Minnesota, Smyth has nine production facilities in North America, employing more than 550 associates. For more information on Smyth please visit