FERNDALE— Allied Printing Co. has been named the 2013 Company of the Year by the Ferndale Mayor’s Business Council. The honor was bestowed by Ferndale Mayor Dave Coulter at the group’s annual mixer and awards presentation.
The Mayor’s Business Council is a network of local business executives, educational and research representatives, government officials and city administrators that strive to identify economic strategies, shape local policy and create shared opportunity and resources, developing an ideal environment for Ferndale businesses to flourish.
Allied is the first to receive the council’s Company of the Year award. It recognizes one local business that exemplifies dedication to the community through economic investment, business development and expansion, as well as philanthropy.
With humble beginnings as a black and white letterpress shop in 1952, Allied has evolved into a 95-person operation across four facilities and over 150,000 square feet in Ferndale today. The firm’s tenacity and ability to ‘rethink’ integrated print-based marketing solutions for their clients plays a major role in its perseverance, which it demonstrated when it launched a comprehensive rebranding campaign last year.
“Our ‘Rethink Ink’ campaign not only speaks to our relationship with the local business community, but also reinforces the dynamic services we offer,” said Margaret Fitzgerald, vice president of finance at Allied. “We aren’t the same old printing company anymore, and being named Company of the Year is a testament to our growth within the local community. Allied wouldn’t be where it is today without the support and collaboration of many individuals and city officials in Ferndale. ”