An Altona businessman has been selected for a national award.

David Friesen, president of Friesens Corporation, was chosen by Graphic Monthly, the print industry's premier magazine, as Canada's Printer of the Year.


The award recognizes the contributions the recipient has made to the print industry and local community.


Friesen says the company is unique in the way it has attained success from outside a major metropolitan city.


He says the award puts him in among some special company in the Canadian print industry, which he's is very proud of.


Friesens Corporation will celebrate its 100th anniversary in 2007.