Five In-plants to be Honored With IPMA Awards
During the annual IPMA Educational Conference next month, five in-plants will be honored with IPMA Awards for their achievements. They include two state government in-plants, a university, a religious organization and a nonprofit.
The IPMA Awards will be presented on June 3, in Louisville, Ky., during a special awards dinner that will also include the presentation of the In-Print 2019 awards (a partnership between the In-plant Printing and Mailing Association and In-plant Impressions).
Here are this year's IPMA Award winners:
- The State of Tennessee has been named IPMA’s 2019 Print Center of the Year, which recognizes an in-house print/mail center for outstanding contributions related to non-production activities within the parent organization.
- The Church of Scientology International has been named IPMA’s 2019 Mail Center of the Year for outstanding contributions related to non-production activities within the parent organization.
- The State of Colorado's Integrated Document Solutions (IDS) operation will receive IPMA’s 2019 Innovation Award for its Secure Office Print Ecosystem (SOPE), which has made office printing in Colorado more secure, efficient, and cost effective. This award recognizes an organization that has shown creative and innovative ways to improve a process or business model unique to their organization.
- Iowa State University will receive IPMA’s 2019 Organizational Impact Award for providing an efficient, economic and quality solution for the university’s ADA-compliant signage needs. The award recognizes an in-house publishing operation that excels in efficient management practices in furthering the objectives of the parent company.
- Father Flanagan’s Boys Home will receive IPMA’s 2019 In-house Promotional Excellence Award for a promotional campaign that both boosted morale and encouraged employees to sign in to the in-plant's online ordering system. The award recognizes excellence in promotional vehicles and/or campaigns developed by and used to promote an in-house publishing facility.
Also to be honored with IPMA Outstanding Contributor Awards are Bob Barbera, of Canon U.S.A., and Jud Posner, of the Church of Scientology International.
In-plant Impressions salutes all of these in-plants and individuals for their contributions.
Bob has served as editor of In-plant Impressions since October of 1994. Prior to that he served for three years as managing editor of Printing Impressions, a commercial printing publication. Mr. Neubauer is very active in the U.S. in-plant industry. He attends all the major in-plant conferences and has visited nearly 170 in-plant operations around the world. He has given presentations to numerous in-plant groups in the U.S., Canada and Australia, including the Association of College and University Printers and the In-plant Printing and Mailing Association. He also coordinates the annual In-Print contest, cosponsored by IPMA and In-plant Impressions.