IPMA Honors In-plants for Outstanding Efforts
At last month’s In-Plant Printing and Mailing Association (IPMA) conference in Albuquerque, the University of Texas at Austin Document Solutions was honored with IPMA’s In-House Promotional Excellence Award for its successful self-promotion efforts. Among other things, the in-plant presents new employees with note pads during their employee orientation, it prints promotional cards touting its services, it holds “Document Solutions 101" classes for customers who want more information about printing and mail services, and it holds a variety of themed events, such as open houses and lunches, to get people into its facility.
In addition, Cedarville University’s Postal & Print Services earned IPMA's prestigious Management Award for its efficient management practices. The 10-employee operation underwent sweeping changes in 2009, beginning with the merger of the campus post office and print operation under one manager. To reduce bottlenecks in the post office, the in-plant tapped Cedarville’s Math and Computer Science departments and students to create a homegrown computerized package tracking system. This eliminated the manual logging in of incoming packages.
Read more about both of these in-plants in the July issue of IPG. And in August, we'll write about another award-winning in-plant, University Mail Services at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, which was selected as IPMA’s Mail Center of the Year.