For the second year in a row, SeaChange Print Innovations has been named to the Printing Industry of America’s Best Workplaces in the Americas. The award recognizes companies that embrace “the most sought-after qualities for today’s workforce: communication and culture, employee resources and benefits, and safety and environment.”
By demonstrating a significant commitment to its employees, SeaChange was given the special designation of Best of the Best Workplaces, making it the only Minnesota-based printing company to earn this distinction in 2018. In making their selection, the judges noted about SeaChange, “You are breaking out of the mold of manufacturing companies and that is very outstanding.”
Wendi Breuer, president and CEO, is grateful for the recognition because “Creating a place where people love to work and an environment where people naturally work together has always been our goal. It is such an honor for our organization to be recognized for our great culture.”
From a welcoming, collaborative atmosphere to fun companywide events like bowling and picnics, employees throughout the company were quick to explain why the award fits SeaChange. “Our workplace is like one big extended family,” commented Al Sandford, a press operator. “Everyone knows everyone including spouses and kids.”
SeaChange emphasizes a safe work environment with monthly safety meetings and Good Catch and Core Catch awards recognizing those committed to quality and SeaChange’s core values. It also has Tuesday Trainings that focus on topics such as writing effective e-mails and wellness events including participating in the Frosty Challenge. As part of its investment in and appreciation for both employees and the community, SeaChange also gives every employee the opportunity to volunteer at the Crisis Nursery while being paid.
Along with all these benefits, however, digital press operator Donette Deuermeyer notes that the people at SeaChange are what make the company stand out. “The positive environment and communication is why employees are happy to come to work.”