I’m overcome with gratitude.

For our employees … for our clients … for all our partners in the direct mail and printing industries.

You are the reason for the great news we received last week via the Chicago Tribune.

Thanks to you, American Litho has been recognized as the #1 mid-sized employer in the Chicago area, an honor that wouldn’t be possible without your loyalty, hard work and daily contributions to our success.

American Litho employees had a lot to say about what it’s like to work on our team. Their thoughts are included in the feature story the Tribune published last Friday.

Reflecting on their comments, I couldn’t help but think back to the time we were a local print shop with a handful of employees, accepting small jobs with the goal of doing such excellent work that we’d earn the chance to take on even bigger ones.

It’s a simple strategy, but it worked. Over time we proved our ability to handle larger and more complex projects for national and global brands. We invested steadily in our people and our technology, adding more and more services as clients educated us about their needs.

 

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Sam Dentino, Mike Fontana, President & CEO, Jeaninne Fontana, photographed at the Chicago Tribune Top 100 Workplaces celebration.

 

I can remember the first million-piece mailing that left our loading docks. The first major catalogs and magazines we published for our clients. The first print and design awards we received. And the first session of American Litho University, where clients come to Carol Stream to learn all about data management, full-color personalization, the science of neuromarketing and a lot more.

None of what we’re doing today would be possible without the contributions of skilled, dedicated team members who have made American Litho such an exceptional place to work, learn and grow.

And of course, we wouldn’t be here without the client companies who have entrusted their marketing and communications needs to us. We are grateful to them, and to our colleagues in the design, printing, paper, postal and logistics industries whose strengths are so crucial to our work.

If you’re reading this, and you’re feeling good about your association with American Litho, please accept my personal thanks for the role you’ve played in our success.

For more about the award, take a look at the Tribune feature.

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