Lucky 13th Win in PIA’s Best Workplace in the Americas Competition

HAUPPAUGE, NEW YORK [November 11, 2015] – DISC, a leading source of specialty packaging solutions for more than 40 years, has been chosen as one of the “Best of the Best Workplaces in the Americas” in the 2015 competition created by the Printing Industries of America (PIA). This win marks the seventh time in eight years that DISC’s exceptional work environment has achieved this high ranking. It is also the 13th time in the 15-year history of the program that DISC has been named among the top graphic communications companies in the U.S. and Canada for its HR practices.

“We are deeply honored to be recognized with this prestigious award once again,” said DISC President Margaret Krumholz. “The PIA program is the gold standard for measuring the effectiveness and excellence of human resource management programs. It is a credit to the vision, commitment and dedication of our HR professionals, our management team and our employees that we continue to stand out. Every member of the DISC team has had a stake in ensuring that our work environment is all it can be.”

The Printing Industries of America is the world’s largest graphic arts trade association. Its annual competition is open to printing and packaging member companies that consistently demonstrate that they care about creating a work environment in which employees can balance their personal goals and ambitions with those of the company. A panel of HR professionals, with decades of experience in the industry, reviews the submissions. Judging is based 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.

According to Diane Ferrante, DISC’s director of human resources, “Each year, we step up the value of the many programs we provide our people, incorporating new training and skill enhancements and augmenting our health and wellness initiatives. We continue to offer onsite English as a second language (ESL) programs and print many of our materials in both English and Spanish.”

The company’s employees demonstrate their enthusiasm for what DISC brings to the table with a high level of participation in all of its programs. There’s a shared commitment to the company and pride in its products that spills over to the surrounding community.

“Community service – making a positive difference in the lives of others – is a fundamental value we all share,” Ferrante added. “We have several long-term programs in place, including a permanent onsite food collection bin for the Long Island Cares Food Bank and our semi-annual blood drive for Long Island Blood Services – now in its tenth year with a goal of 50 pints of blood donated at each drive. We’ve raised thousands of dollars for the American Heart Association through its Go Red for Women program since 2010. In May, 23 members of Team DISC joined the MS 5K Walk/Run at Jones Beach, raising more than $2,500.”

Jim Kyger, PIA’s assistant vice president of human relations, sums it up. “The Best Workplace program is one of the most stringent HR awards programs in any industry because it analyzes key HR metrics. DISC’s hands-on approach and strong commitment always stand out.”

For more information on DISC products and services, please visit www.discgraphics.com

About DISC

DISC is a leading producer of packaging and print for the beauty, healthcare, private label, entertainment media and consumer products industries. Headquartered in Hauppauge, New York, DISC is a privately held company whose manufacturing facilities in California, New Jersey and New York adhere to strict ISO 9001:2008 and FDA cGMP standards. FSC Chain-of-Custody certified since 2007 and an EPA Green Power Partner, the company promotes sustainable packaging practices through its DISCover Green program. DISC offers a range of advanced capabilities for prepress and design services, digital, flexo and offset printing, and finishing and converting for paperboard, plastic and mini-flute corrugate packaging as well as pressure-sensitive and extended-content labels.

For additional information, contact John Rebecchi at jrebecchi@discgraphics.com or call 631-300-1158.