Nahan Training Center Opens

SAINT CLOUD, MN – July 17, 2019 – Nahan Printing hosted a ribbon cutting ceremony to officially open their new training center. The training center was made possible with a grant the company was awarded from St. Cloud State University and the Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development. Nahan is also partnering with St. Cloud State University and Saint Cloud Technical & Community College to deliver the training for the employees.

The training center will offer the following types of training for employees:

  • Leadership Training
  • Production Training
  • Math & Measurement Training
  • Mechanical Aptitude Training
  • Hands-on Equipment Training
  • Skills Training

The ribbon cutting ceremony included presentations from Mike Nahan, CEO; Julie Nowacki, Director of HR; and Curt Tillotson, COO. Tammy Anhalt-Warner, Director – Welcome Center and Workforce Center from St. Cloud State University was also present for the event.

“We value investing in our employees and it is something that continues to separate Nahan as an employer of choice in our community. I am excited about this partnership with the local colleges and universities here in St. Cloud and what this partnership means for the future of our current and future team members,” said Mike Nahan, CEO.

Nahan Printing also revealed the name for their new training center at the ceremony. Prior to the ribbon cutting ceremony, Nahan had an internal contest for their employees to submit name ideas for their new training center. After reviewing the 73 entries from employees, the owners selected “Nahan University,” submitted by Lisa MacDonald, Account Manager.

Nahan Shines at PIM Star Awards

SAINT CLOUD, MN – May 6, 2019 – Nahan was honored to attend the Annual PIM Star Awards in Minneapolis, MN on Thursday, April 26. This event celebrates the Midwest’s leaders in print.

During the awards ceremony, Nahan was honored to receive two Awards of Recognition for Print Excellence in the following categories: Variable-Data Digital Printing and Digital Printing – Brochures & Booklets. Nahan also received recognition for the categories of Product Catalogs, Booklets, and Promotional Campaigns.

In addition to receiving Awards of Recognition for their printed pieces, five of Nahan’s team members were recognized as Nahan’s nominees for the Customer Service and Production Professional of the Year Award. Nahan’s nominees were: Amanda T., Lori S., Ernie K., Jenny C., and Samantha M. Nahan was proud to nominate these individuals based on the following criteria that was given as testimony of their work:

  • Going above and beyond in daily work
  • Being proactive on new opportunities in the workplace
  • Empowering and encouraging other employees to grow

“We are very fortunate to have a team of really talented people at Nahan. I don’t think I can express in ways that would do justice, the level of collaboration and service excellence I get the honor of experiencing every day with these individuals. These five individuals are driven, present in the moment, self-directed, and take pride in their work. They represent Nahan in the best possible way and I look forward to working with them every day,” said Jim Hesch, Department Leader of Customer Service.

 

About PIM

PIM, Printing Industry Midwest, is a trade association representing the graphic arts and communication companies in Iowa, Minnesota, Nebraska, North Dakota, and South Dakota. They add value to companies that provide print, graphic communication services, market or manufacture supplies for the printing industry. The mission of PIM is to be the leading resource to enhance the strength and profitability of the printing, graphic communications and related industries through advocacy, education, safety, and environmental information.

Nahan Awarded $300,000 Training Grant

SAINT CLOUD, MN – April 29, 2019 – Nahan Printing has won a $300,000 training grant from Saint Cloud State University (SCSU) and the Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development (DEED). The grant enhances Nahan’s workforce through custom training and helps the award-winning printer maintain a competitive edge in their industry.

A signing ceremony took place on April 22, 2019 at the SCSU Welcome Center to celebrate the event.

Nahan is partnering with SCSU, Saint Cloud Technical & Community College (SCTCC), and Ridgewater Community College to deliver the training. The partnership opens the door to cutting-edge skills and knowledge for current and future Nahan employees. The company expects to add 58 new employees to meet customer demand and to achieve a 20 percent growth goal over the next two years.

“I’m excited about the opportunity this grant provides for Nahan employees and future team members,” said Mike Nahan, CEO. “Investing in our people is something I’m very proud of and is something that continues to separate Nahan as an employer of choice in the community.”

The training grant has these three goals:

  1. For employees to build skills they can carry with them
  2. A stronger workforce with enhanced industry-specific skills
  3. Increased capacity for the partnering schools to develop and deliver programming that other businesses can use

Career Exploration Event

St. Cloud, Minn – On Friday, February 22, 2019, more than 2,500 students from over 20 schools will gather on the campus of St. Cloud Technical and Community College in St. Cloud, MN, to participate in EPIC (Exploring Potential Interests & Careers). This is the first ever large-scale career exploration event for high school students in Central Minnesota. Nahan is proud to be a part of this event.

This event is designed to effectively bridge the gap between education and industry for high school students in Central Minnesota, contributing to the fulfillment of the economic and workforce needs of the area. The unique format of the event allows students to participate in hands-on, interactive experiences that simulate activities from a variety of careers. Students will also learn the educational requirements and potential job market forecast of each career.

Six career clusters will be showcased, including:

  • Human Services
  • Health, Science, & Technology
  • Engineering, Manufacturing, & Technology
  • Arts, Audio/Visual Technology, Communication, & Information Technology
  • Agriculture, Food, & Natural Resources
  • Business, Management, & Administration

Nahan will be showcased in the Arts, Audio/Visual Technology, Communications, & Information Technology cluster and Nahan representatives will be doing a hands-on print activity with students.

Students will have the opportunity to participate in a pre-event survey, designed to help them discover the top career clusters best suited to their interests and personalities. After the event, students can participate in a reflection activity constructed to immediately implement their experience and begin the creative brainstorming process about potential careers.

“As one of the top employers in the St. Cloud area, we are excited to provide a hands-on experience for these students as they explore different career opportunities available to them,” said Ashley Rogge, Nahan Recruiter.

The EPIC format is based on the Bridges Academy Career Exploration Day, held annually at Central Lakes College’s Brainerd campus.

For more information, contact: Ashley Rogge, Recruiter,
ashley.rogge@nahan.com, 320-217-7328

Catalog Work Wins Gold

SAINT CLOUD, MN – November 16, 2018 – Sappi North America has announced that Nahan has won a gold and a silver award in the catalog division in its annual Printer of the Year competition honoring the best printing work in the industry.

Dillard’s The Style of Christmas 2017 Gift Guide Gold (Catalogs)
Bergdorf Goodman Pre-Fall 2018 Collections Silver (Catalogs)

Making the Cut

This year’s Sappi winners were selected from over 1,500 entries within 10 different categories. The categories ranged from digital printing and catalogs to brochures and direct mail. Winning pieces were chosen based on overall impact of the piece, degree of difficulty in printing techniques, and technical excellence.

“This is the ninth year in a row that Nahan has been honored with a Sappi award. We believe this is a testament to the quality of our print and the quality of our people. We are very proud of this achievement,” said Mike Nahan, CEO. To view Nahan’s Printer of the Year page, go to https://www.sappi.com/nahan-printing-inc.

Nahan Brings Home Silver at Ink Awards

SAINT CLOUD, MN – November 1, 2018 – Printing Impressions magazine, producer of the annual Gold Ink Awards, announced that Nahan has received three awards for their submissions to the Gold Ink Awards. The following awards were announced:

  • Silver – Saks – 2018 Spring Vault Catalog
    Category: Consumer Catalogs, Web
  • Pewter – Tommy Bahama Catalog
    Category: Consumer Catalogs, Web
  • Pewter – South Dakota Department of Tourism – Circle Spinner
    Category: Commercial Printing, Dimensional Printing

This year’s Gold Ink Award winners were chosen from nearly 600 entries submitted within 49 different categories, including:

  • Books
  • Packaging
  • Annual Reports
  • Magazines
  • Catalogs
  • Calendars
  • Digital Printing
  • Direct Mail
  • Posters
  • Commercial Printing
  • Brochures
  • Potpourri and many more!

Winning pieces were chosen based on print quality, technical difficulty, and overall visual effect. All winners can be found at http://www.GoldInk.com/winners-revealed.

“It is great to be recognized by Printing Impressions for the quality of work we put into every product, each and every day. We are once again, very proud of our team’s commitment and dedication to quality; an asset that continues to set us apart in the industry.” said John Klumb, Vice President of Sales and Marketing.

Nahan wins big at Star of Excellence Awards

SAINT CLOUD, MN – April 27, 2018 – The Star of Excellence Awards recognizes those responsible for the creation and production of print communications in the Midwest. The competition promotes excellence in print communications and rewards companies and individuals who produce the best in printed media. The five-state printing competition is hosted by Printing Industry Midwest (PIM), the region’s trade association for the printing, communication and graphic arts industry.

Nahan was presented with six awards for outstanding achievement at the annual 2018 PIM Star of Excellence Awards Banquet. Competing against entries from printing and graphic arts firms throughout the Midwest, Nahan received six awards for their winning submissions:

  • Best of Category for print excellence in “Promotional Campaigns, Consumer” for South Dakota – Find Your Great Place
  • Certificate of Merit for print excellence in “Product/Service Catalogs” for Brooks Brothers – Timeless Classics
  • Certificate of Merit for print excellence in “Product/Service Catalogs” for Neiman Marcus – The Book
  • Certificate of Merit for print excellence in “Product/Service Catalogs” for Tommy Bahama Catalog
  • Certificate of Merit for print excellence in “Product/Service Catalogs” for Saks Catalog
  • Certificate of Merit for print excellence in “Direct Mail Campaigns, Consumer” for Brooks Brothers – Gift Book 2017

In addition to the company awards, Dan Bitz and Luke Matvick, two of our employees were recognized at the event for being nominated for the Customer Service Professional of the Year award for their outstanding service.

“It’s very rewarding to see that our dedication continues to be recognized by such an outstanding organization as PIM. Nahan should be proud of the company’s achievements and the excellent work done by its employees,” said Mike Nahan, CEO.

Nahan Completes PCI DSS QSA Validation

SAINT CLOUD, MN – March 14, 2018 – FRSecure, an independent third party security auditor, has found Nahan to be compliant for the third year in a row as a Level 1 Service Provider, according to the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standards (PCI DSS).

PCI Data Security Standards

According to PCI Data Security Standards, the following are required for those accepting or processing credit card data:

  • Build and Maintain a Secure Network
  • Protect Cardholder Data
  • Maintain a Vulnerability Management Program
  • Implement Strong Access Control Measures
  • Regularly Monitor and Test Networks
  • Maintain an Information Security Policy

The certifications are in place to ensure adherence to these standards. What does this mean to Nahan customers? We are held to one of the highest standards in the industry to ensure the protection of data. Our current validation certificate goes through February of 2019.

“Our commitment to quality goes above and beyond just the products we produce – it is our commitment to industry certifications and service levels that continue to set us apart in the industry,” said Mike Nahan, CEO.

Nahan Invests in Advanced Equipment

SAINT CLOUD, MN – June 13, 2017 – With a client roster of legendary, well-known brands, Nahan is proud to print iconic work that represents the highest level of quality and innovation in the industry. One of the ways that Nahan continues to maintain its competitive advantage in the industry is in its investment in top-of-the-line equipment for its manufacturing facility, headquartered in St. Cloud, MN.

  • In May of this year, Nahan added a Muller Martini Tempo 22 saddle stitcher with 10 feeders equipped with inkjet, demographic binding.
  • In June, they are adding a Muller Martini Bravo saddle stitcher with 6 feeders that complements the stitched products that are beyond the range of the Tempo 22. These two additions add to Nahan’s already impressive and diverse line of finishing equipment.
  • In July, they will be increasing their inserting capacity with the addition of 2 high speed inserters equipped with read and print capability to meet their customer’s growing needs for this service.

For over 55 years Nahan has continually invested in industry leading technology and equipment to provide the best quality of print and they continually add services based on customer demand.

“At Nahan, we have a commitment to our clients to Listen, Impress and Deliver every day and by investing in technology, this is one of the ways that we differentiate ourselves. Our employees are our other differentiator. When you have dedicated people that are committed to our mission day in and day out, this is the difference between a good printer and great printer,” said John Klumb, Vice President of Sales & Marketing.