Friesens Corporation continues to be recognized as an industry leader and brought home a handful of awards following the 17th annual Canadian Print Action Awards held earlier this month in Toronto.
The program, according to a Friesens news release, is designed to showcase the very best in the Canadian printing industry by celebrating over 250 leaders in the world of printing innovation, environmental leadership and individual industry achievement. The winners are determined by a panel of independent judges.
First of all, CEO, Chad Friesen, was awarded the Printing Leader of the Year Award.
While Friesen says he is very grateful to be recognized, he did not want to accept the award as an individual and instead, accepted the award on behalf of all the employee-owners of Friesens who contribute to the company’s success.
“At Friesens, we have a saying…"We Before Me", and that phrase symbolizes what it means to be an employee-owner. We focus on mutual benefit over individual recognition," he said.
Additionally, Friesens won awards for the following:
· Best Print Project, the Prairies (Manitoba, Saskatchewan, and Alberta) for Inuit Sanaugangit: Art Across Time, the catalogue of the Winnipeg Art Gallery-Qaumajuq exhibition Inuit Sanaugangit: Art Across Time
· Warehouse Journal Volume 31 won an award for: Binding Stitching, Perfect Binding, Coil, Wire, Case Binding
· 2023 Bright Ideas Friesens Gift Journal - Finishing – Deboss
Meantime, Friesens shared a book recently published by the company was earmarked as a literary gem.
Author Sarah Bernstein has been named the winner of the 2023 Scotiabank Giller Prize for her novel; Study for Obedience published by Knopf Canada.
"Congratulations to Sarah and her publisher as Friesens is pleased to play a small part in their success," noted the news release.
Friesens has over 116 years of book manufacturing experience and has won over 80 Printing Industries of America (PIA) Premier Print Awards in past.
"Our reputation speaks for itself," added the news release. "We are proud of our employee owners who go above and beyond to ensure consistency and exceptional quality in all our products [...] and we are dedicated to helping our customers share their best story with the world through the power of print."
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