Manufacturing Today Magazine Features Hopkins Printing

COLUMBUS, OH (March 28, 2012) €“ Hopkins Printing is featured in the Spring 2012 issue of Manufacturing Today.  The article €œFit to Print€ spotlights six printing companies that have continued to experience growth despite digitalization and the recent recession.


The article notes that the total number of printing companies in the U.S. has declined by more than 25% since 1998.  While the number of businesses may be shrinking, the printing industry is still one of the largest as it employs over 909,000 people and shipped $140.7 billion in products last year. Hopkins Printing€™s continuous improvement and lean manufacturing efforts paralleled nicely with the innovative product launches, customized solutions, improved operations and the environmentally friendly initiatives of the other companies profiled by the magazine. The other five companies selected by Manufacturing Today for this article include National Envelope, Printpack Inc., Consolidated Label
Co., Bio Pappel International, and Gill Studios Inc.


In the article, Jim Hopkins, founder and CEO of Hopkins Printing outlines his keys to a successful business and his efforts to instill a vision in his management team.  This mindset can be seen throughout the company from the regular investments in state-of-the-art technology to the unique €œ3 Deep€ training program. Hopkins Printing has been able to implement continuous improvement and lean manufacturing practices to become more successful in the present and to plan for the future.


To read the complete article, click here.


About Hopkins Printing

Hopkins Printing is a 100% Employee Owned commercial printing company that has been in business for over 30 years. A graphics communications leader in the central Ohio area, Hopkins has been named A Best Workplace in America by Printing Industry of America and has received the Better Business Bureau Integrity Award.  Hopkins was named a Top Small Company Workplace by Winning Workplaces earlier this year and was featured in Inc. Magazine for its innovative cross-training program.


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For more information, please contact:

Roy Waterhouse

Hopkins Printing

614.509.1080

rwaterhouse@hopkinsprinting.com

Printing Impressions Magazine Recognizes Hopkins Printing

COLUMBUS, OH (November 16, 2011) €“ Hopkins Printing is currently featured in the November issue of Printing Impressions magazine in the article €œPrinting€™s Best Workplaces: The Cream of the Crop.€  Hopkins, known for continuous improvement and employee satisfaction, is included in the article for its success as an ESOP company, cross-training regimen and employee recognition practices.


Printing companies highlighted in the article were chosen from the Print Industries of America€™s 2010 Best Workplaces in the Americas award selections.  Additional companies featured in the article include, Suttle-Strauss, Vox Printing, HardingPoorman Group, Malloy Inc., Edwards Brothers and The Castle Press. As leading innovators in the industry, each company provides inspiration and ideas for attracting and keeping first-rate employees.  The 2011 PIA Best Workplaces in the Americas will be announced later this month.


€œWe€™re honored to be featured with such innovative and creative companies from across the country,€ said Michelle Waterhouse, HR Director Hopkins Printing.


To read the complete article, click here.


About Hopkins Printing

Hopkins Printing is a 100% Employee Owned commercial printing company that has been in business for over 30 years. A graphics communications leader in the central Ohio area, Hopkins has been named A Best Workplace in America by Printing Industry of America and has received the Better Business Bureau Integrity Award.  Hopkins was named a Top Small Company Workplace by Winning Workplaces earlier this year and was featured in Inc. Magazine for its innovative cross-training program.


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For more information, please contact:

Roy Waterhouse

Hopkins Printing

614.509.1080

rwaterhouse@hopkinsprinting.com

Hopkins Printing Named a Top 50 Small Company Workplace in America

COLUMBUS, OH (May 23, 2011) – Inc. magazine and Winning Workplaces announced today the winners of the 2011 Top Small Company Workplaces competition and awarded Hopkins Printing one of the 50 coveted spots. The Top Small Company Workplaces competition is an annual contest that has recognized the nation’s best small and mid-sized company work environments since 2003.


Winning Workplaces and Inc. received nearly 350 completed applications for the 2011 contest. A national panel of experts in leadership and small to mid-sized business judged finalists on employee engagement and development, company mission, rewards and recognition, management effectiveness, and benefits.


“These firms represent some of the finest privately held companies in the world,” states Bob LaPointe, president of Inc. “Their stories, appearing in the June issue of Inc., clearly demonstrate that taking an innovative approach to creating the right culture-one in which human capital is embedded in a company’s value proposition-can create realcompetitive leadership. Each of these Top Small Company Workplaces offers an environment in which people flourish and, as a result, profit follows.”


Hopkins Printing is committed to creating an environment where employees can thrive and one way they do so is through a “three-deep” training agenda. 75% of all positions are trained 3 Deep at Hopkins, which means that at any one time three people are capable of operating a particular piece of equipment or covering for a certain position. Cross-training of all employees to cover other positions increases productivity, creates flexibility, and allows employees to become knowledgeable authorities in multiple areas of business and production.


“It is a true honor to be named one of the best small workplaces in the nation and a greater surprise to have Hopkins as one of the featured companies in the Inc. magazine article.Winning Workplaces reviewed each of our programs, policies, and benefits before they surveyed all of our employees.  It was a thorough process and we’re pleased that everyone was able to contribute their thoughts.  Hopkins employees care about the success of our company and together we all make it a great place to work!” said Michelle Waterhouse, HR director for Hopkins Printing.


About Hopkins Printing

Founded in 1975 by Jim and Arnie Hopkins and located in Columbus, OH, Hopkins Printing is a leading provider of comprehensive graphic communications and technology solutions for North American businesses. Hopkins Printing is a 100% Employee Owned company that treats others as they would like to be treated. Hopkins has been named Best Workplace in America by Printing Industry of America and has received the Better Business Bureau Integrity Award.


About Inc. Magazine

Founded in 1979 and acquired in 2005 by Mansueto Ventures, Inc. magazine is the only major business magazine dedicated exclusively to owners and managers of growing private companies that delivers real solutions for today’s innovative company builders. With a total paid circulation of 708,450, Inc. provides hands-on tools and market-tested strategies for managing people, finances, sales, marketing and technology.


About Winning Workplaces

Winning Workplaces is an Evanston, IL-based not-for-profit, whose mission is to help the leaders of small and mid-sized organizations create great workplaces. Founded in 2001, Winning Workplaces serves as a clearinghouse of information on workplace best practices, provides seminars and workshops on workplace-related topics and inspires and awards top workplaces through its annual Top Small Company Workplaces initiative.


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For more information, please contact:

Roy Waterhouse

Hopkins Printing

614.509.1080

rwaterhouse@hopkinsprinting.com

Vaqueros Menu

El Vaquero New Menus

If you stop by El Vaquero to enjoy their Mexican cuisine you might notice their all new menus. At Hopkins Printing we were responsible for the entire menu making process.

Hopkins Printing Makes Printing Impressions Magazine’s Top 400 List

COLUMBUS, OH (February 8, 2011) €“ 2010 marked another repeat appearance of Hopkins Printing on Printing Impressions Magazine€™s Top 400 List. The annual list has provided the most complete ranking of leading printing companies in the United States and Canada for 27 years.


Companies earning a spot in the top 400 are in the commercial printing business and produce items consisting of catalogs, directories, books, advertising inserts, business forms, financial printing, publications, and specialty printing. Eligibility for the list is based on annual sales volume so the number reported often reflects the previous year€™s sales.


Hopkins does not view the distinction of appearing on the Top 400 List as a sole selling point for potential customers, rather, Hopkins believes that it is their company dynamics paired with the Top 400 distinction as something exceptional. The combination of Hopkins€™ size, values stemming from employee ownership, and credibility of being in the top 400 printers is what allows Hopkins to bring a unique set of values to use. €œHopkins offers its customers the dual benefit of having the experience of an ongoing relationship with a dedicated team, while still being a company which competes on the same level of quality and service offerings as bigger commercial printers€ said Vice President of Sales and Marketing Roy Waterhouse.


About Hopkins Printing

Hopkins Printing is a leading high quality sheet-fed commercial printer in Central Ohio. Hopkins Printing is a 100% Employee Owned company that has been in business for over 30 years. Hopkins has been named Best Workplace in America by Printing Industry of America and has received the Better Business Bureau Integrity Award.


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For more information, please contact:

Roy Waterhouse

Hopkins Printing

614.509.1080

rwaterhouse@hopkinsprinting.com

Hopkins Printing Welcomes Sales Consultant Tom Broadbent

COLUMBUS, OH (January 27, 2011) €“ With all the potential a New Year brings, Hopkins Printing recognized that to keep pace with the company€™s growth potential the addition of a new sales consultant was necessary. €œHopkins was looking to add a team member that was driven, dedicated to our efforts of expanding our service offerings, and someone who was aligned with our values and goals as an ESOP€ said HR Representative Ryann Clayborne. After a thorough search, Hopkins Printing is proud to announce and welcome Tom Broadbent on board as the newest member of the sales team.


Broadbent comes to Hopkins Printing with over 20 years of professional graphic consulting experience ranging from direct sales to sales management positions. Broadbent tackles projects by providing input in the early stages of creative and believes that proactive involvement results in a successful end product that matches the client€™s specifications. Attention to detail is one of Broadbent€™s strong suits as is displayed in his conscientious consideration to color matching, coatings, special effects, finishing processes, as well as packaging and shipping instruction.


€œWe are pleased to have Tom join our staff and are confident that his addition will be an asset in both developing Hopkins Printing as a whole and in meeting our clients€™ individual needs€ said V.P. of Sales and Marketing Roy Waterhouse.



About Hopkins Printing

Hopkins Printing is a leading high quality sheet-fed commercial printer in Central Ohio. Hopkins Printing is a 100% Employee Owned company that has been in business for over 30 years. Hopkins has been named Best Workplace in America by Printing Industry of America and has received the Better Business Bureau Integrity Award.


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For more information, please contact:

Roy Waterhouse

Hopkins Printing

614.509.1080

rwaterhouse@hopkinsprinting.com

How Notepads Are Made2

See How Notepads Are Made

At Hopkins Printing simple notepads with a glue binding are constantly produced. We begin by printing the necessary pages and stacking them in the correct order of the notepad. Each stack gets a cardboard piece at the bottom. These stacks are them placed on a shelf and neatly put into place. Once they are firmly stacked, glue is painted on the outside edge, or the binding. The picture depicts the way that the stacks are packed firmly onto the shelving unit. After the glue has dried, the notepads are cut apart to size. They are then ready ship.

Hopkins Printing Earns 12 International Gallery Awards

COLUMBUS, OH (December 14, 2010) €“ 8 golds, 3 silvers, and 1 bronze would be quite a feat at an Olympic Games, but it is also the accomplishment of 12 pieces printed by Hopkins Printing at the 36th International Gallery of Excellence. This annual printing and graphic arts competition is held in Minneapolis, Minnesota and supported by the IAPHC, The Graphic Professionals Resource Network.


In 2010, entries originating in Australia, Britain, China, Hong Kong, Korea, India, Italy, Malaysia, New Zealand, Poland, Russia, Singapore and South Africa joined hundreds of other entrants from around North America for this competition. Participants vied for awards honoring worldwide distinction in the arts and sciences of graphic expression. Submissions were evaluated by a panel of international printing experts who considered overall visual appearance, quality and difficulty of the graphic arts processes used, as well as effectiveness of communication.


Hopkins Printing received awards for a variety of their customers€™ pieces consisting of programs, catalogs, bulletins, thank you cards, pocket folders, and brochures. €œThe fact that companies from all over the world enter this contest shows that the words on the page are not the main focus €“ it€™s the design and print quality. A great piece starts with the design and that design starts with our customers€ said Michelle Waterhouse who selects print contests entries for Hopkins Printing.



About Hopkins Printing

Hopkins Printing is a leading high quality sheet-fed commercial printer in Central Ohio. Hopkins Printing is a 100% Employee Owned company that has been in business for over 30 years. Hopkins has been named Best Workplace in America by Printing Industry of America and has received the Better Business Bureau Integrity Award.


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For more information, please contact:

Roy Waterhouse

Hopkins Printing

614.509.1080

rwaterhouse@hopkinsprinting.com

Hopkins Employee Receives Bradford School E.L.I.T.E. Award

COLUMBUS, OH (November 11, 2010) – Michael Dinsio of Hopkins Printing accepted the Bradford School E.L.I.T.E. Award on Tuesday, November 9, 2010 at The Bradford School’s portfolio review. The Bradford School is a higher education program in Columbus, OH that has offered quality training to its students in business, design and technology, culinary and healthcare since 1911. The Bradford E.L.I.T.E. Award is presented annually to an individual who demonstrates Excellence in Leadership, Integrity in Teaching and Encouragement of Emerging Graphic Designers.


Michael has displayed genuine involvement with the Bradford School over the past year and has found creative ways to broaden the students’ experiences. Lisa McGaughey, Director of Career Services at the Bradford School, commented that Michael has “been a great partner with Bradford over the past year, such as by being a judge at last year’s Portfolio Review event, participating in our Graphic Design Advisory Board meeting and mock interviews, as well as hosting shadow days, giving tours of Hopkins and reaching out to Bradford with freelance projects for the students. Bradford truly values everything Michael and Hopkins Printing do to work with us!”


Hopkins Printing recognizes the importance of collaborating with local organizations and individuals. It is through the unification of people and resources that Hopkins is able to create value for their clients by offering a complete graphics solution, something most traditional printers cannot provide. “We at Hopkins are always looking for opportunities to give back to the graphic arts community. It goes back to the second part of our mission statement; ‘We will treat others as we would like to be treated for the benefit of our customers and our employee owners'” said award recipient Michael Dinsio.


About Hopkins Printing

Hopkins Printing is a leading high quality sheet-fed commercial printer in Central Ohio. Hopkins Printing is a 100% Employee Owned company that has been in business for over 30 years. Hopkins has been named Best Workplace in America by Printing Industry of America and has received the Better Business Bureau Integrity Award.


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For more information, please contact:

Roy Waterhouse

Hopkins Printing

614.509.1080

rwaterhouse@hopkinsprinting.com

Hopkins Printing Hosts Health Fair

COLUMBUS, OH (November 11, 2010) – A team of Ohio State University nurses traveled to Hopkins Printing Tuesday, November 9, 2010 fully equipped to evaluate the health of Hopkins staffers and their spouses. There was no infectious disease outbreak or quarantine prompting their visit, in fact, the reason for their call can be credited to a much more positive event: Hopkins Printing was holding a health fair.


Workplace health fairs give employees the opportunity to have their biometrics screened on-site. Hopkins€™ health fair participants€™ blood glucose levels, triglycerides, cholesterol, BMI, and blood pressures were all tested. If any results triggered concern, literature on how to improve conditions was made available for individuals to take with them.


In addition to having a free health check, nearly 60 prizes donated by Hopkins€™ vendors were presented for raffle. Every employee who participated in the Health Fair received two raffle tickets and could place their tickets in a lottery of choice for their desired prize. Tickets were drawn at the end of the fair and winners were chosen for all prizes. Jeremy Doty and Karen Wilkison received the grand prizes of new bicycles. All partakers received healthy, complimentary refreshments.


Hopkins values its employee owners and held the health fair as a way to demonstrate respect for them. If employees have an increased awareness of their health, they can better take care of themselves and in turn further contribute to a sustainable and competitive business. “The health fair provided a quick and easy analysis of basic health issues. The resulting numbers provided me with important information and a desire to alter certain habits to improve my internal health. I€™m thankful to everyone at Hopkins for providing this benefit for us!€ said Hopkins Job Planner, Kevin Daulton.


About Hopkins Printing

Hopkins Printing is a leading high quality sheet-fed commercial printer in Central Ohio. Hopkins Printing is a 100% Employee Owned company that has been in business for over 30 years. Hopkins has been named Best Workplace in America by Printing Industry of America and has received the Better Business Bureau Integrity Award.


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For more information, please contact:

Roy Waterhouse

Hopkins Printing

614.509.1080

rwaterhouse@hopkinsprinting.com