SOURCE: ARC Southern California

ARC Southern California

April 22, 2011 17:11 ET

Local Reprographics Firm Receives Sustainability Award From International Trade Association SGIA

IRVINE, CA--(Marketwire - Apr 22, 2011) - ARC Southern California, the region's leading provider of imaging and document management services for the architecture, engineering, and construction industries, has been honored for its innovative sustainability practices. Specialty Graphic Imaging Association (SGIA) based in Fairfax, Va. recognized an impressive 17 specialty-imaging companies from the United States, Canada and Europe for completing the 2011 Sustainability Recognition Program.

"Sustainability is more than just 'going green,'" said Marci Kinter, SGIA's vice president of government and business information. "Sustainability looks at the people, the profit and the planet, and these companies have made changes today that will have an enormous impact on the community in the future."

To be eligible for the award, companies had to submit a copy of their sustainability policy. The winners had policies that focused on reducing waste, creating recycling programs and, in ARC Southern California's case, forming a "green committee" in the workplace.

"ARC Southern California's 'Green Team' concept got the judges' attention," said Brian Condon, SGIA's Government Affairs Associate. "They were impressed that a company would actually take its environmental commitment outdoors and offer employees opportunities to get involved in local efforts such as tree planting and waterway cleanup events. Not only does this lend hands-on help to local environmental efforts, but it also has a team-building component to it. Very smart."

The Green Team has participated in beach and bay clean-ups, tree plantings, and non-native plant removal days at a county wilderness park, with ongoing events every month.

"Almost all of our employees enjoy the natural surroundings of Southern California and participating in outdoor activities year-round," noted Roger Lackey, senior regional vice president. "They jumped at the chance to participate in our company's Green Team efforts. It's a way to be good caretakers of our local environment -- and it's fun."

ARC Southern California is the name that sister companies OCB Reprographics and CR adopted in January and to which the new consolidated company will transition throughout 2011. ARC Southern California is a division of American Reprographics Company (ARC). ARC serves its clients by managing and printing small-format documents, producing color imaging of all kinds, providing finishing and display options, and developing software solutions to improve their clients' workflow through better document management.

About American Reprographics Company

American Reprographics Company is the leading reprographics company in the United States providing business-to-business document management technology and services to the architecture, engineering and construction, or AEC industries. The company also provides these services to companies in non-AEC industries, such as technology, financial services, advertising, retail, entertainment, and food and hospitality, which also require sophisticated document management services. ARC provides its core services through its suite of reprographics technology products, a network of hundreds of reprographics service centers across the U.S., Canada and the U.K., on-site at more than 5,000 customer locations, and through UDS, a joint-venture company headquartered in Beijing, China. The company's service centers are arranged in a hub and satellite structure and are digitally connected as a cohesive network, allowing the provision of services both locally and nationally to more than 138,000 active customers.

Contact Information

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    Barbara McMurray
    McMurray Marketing Communications
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    Roger Lackey
    Sr. Regional Vice President
    ARC Southern California
    Phone: 949-660-1150 ext. 345