PFFC Wins PNEAC's 2008 Publication of the Year Award

CHICAGO, IL | Paper, Film & Foil Converter magazine's September
2007 issue has been named the 2008 Publication of the Year by the
Printers' National Environmental Assistance Center (PNEAC) in the
Book/Collection: National Publication category. The award was
presented March 11 during the National Environmental Health & Safety
Conference, “Green Pathways to Sustainability,” at the Sheraton City
Centre Hotel, Indianapolis, IN.

PFFC's September “Green Converting” issue was selected for its
editorial coverage of diverse sustainability issues. Feature articles
covered environmental compliance regulations, energy efficiency, Wal-
Mart's packaging initiative, adopting a corporate culture of
sustainability, and five ways to create eco-conscious packaging.

According to Wayne P. Pferdehirt, PNEAC co-director and judging
committee chair, “We received an exceptionally strong set of nominees
for consideration for this year's awards. The Paper, Film & Foil
Converter staff should feel well-deserved pride knowing that your
publication was judged by experts as truly contributing to the practical
knowledge that printers can use to improve their environmental

He elaborated further: “When we established the PNEAC
Publication of the Year Award last Year our goal was to affirm and give
valued recognition to the efforts of authors, editors, and publishers
who make important contributions to the ability of printers to
understand and act in ways that improve their environmental
performance. Uniformly the judges praised PFFC's Green Converting
issue as an exceptional example of what we hoped to identify and
honor. We do know that a publication like this takes tremendous
work, and only succeeds as a labor of love. Kudos to you and the
entire team!”

In accepting the award, PFFC's Deborah Donberg, associate managing
editor, said, “I would like to thank PNEAC for this award, which I
accept on behalf of our entire staff. We are very proud of our
magazine, and we are also proud of the small part we can play in
helping the environment.”

Paper, Film & Foil CONVERTER (PFFC) is a monthly magazine in which recognized experts and experienced staff assist converters around the world to become more efficient and profitable in their manufacturing and business practices through newsworthy information on technology; marketing and management trends; and products and

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