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RPI Named Washington’s Manufacturing Innovator of the Year

RPI Honored by Seattle Business Magazine for Successful Investments in Technology and Manufacturing in Annual Washington Manufacturing Awards.

SEATTLE, WA, April 29, 2013 – RPI (Reischling Press, Inc.) (www.rpiprint.com), a leader in make-on-demand, private-label personalized products for mass and specialty retailers, today announced that it has been named Seattle Business magazine’s Manufacturing Innovator of the Year in the Washington Manufacturing Awards. RPI was named for the Large-sized Company category. The award honors manufacturing companies for outstanding and innovative practices.

“We’re honored to be recognized by Seattle Business magazine and delighted that our innovation efforts are recognized and have contributed to a climate of growth in the manufacturing sector of Washington State,” said Rick Bellamy, CEO. “Since the company’s inception, RPI has pioneered the mass customization industry, providing flexibility, lean manufacturing and long-term value to our retail and digital publishing customers. Now we’re doing so globally and I’m proud of our team,” said Rick Bellamy, CEO.

With an industry size of about 6,768 manufacturing firms in the State of Washington, the sector added more than 30,000 jobs to the state economy between the periods of February 2010 to October 2012 – according to the latest data released from the Washington State Employment Securities Department, in January 2013. Representing a total of 9.3% of all employment in Washington State, manufacturing is an influential component of the regional economy and watched as a key indicator of overall economic performance in the state labor and economic markets.

About RPI

RPI (Reischling Press, Inc.) is a leading make-on-demand producer of private label personalized photo books, greeting cards and stationery products for mass and specialty retailers. The company’s broad range of blue chip retail and online publishing customers rely on its consistent, reliable execution, creative design services and near-time manufacturing for the rapid delivery of innovative products utilizing consumer-generated content. The privately held company is headquartered just outside of Seattle, Wash. with a Western European distribution center in Eindhoven, NL. For more information on how RPI is helping fuel the rapid growth of personalized products, please visit www.rpiprint.com.

Media Contact:
Michelle Lanham, Sr. Marketing Manager, RPI (Reischling Press Inc.)
206.905.5999

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