Labor Day is more than just the unofficial end of summer and a weekend of bargain shopping. I know that’s what it’s become to most, but on Labor Day I always think of my father – a factory worker who wore a uniform of blue coveralls and worked five days a week with dedication and without complaint. I don’t ever remember him taking a sick day and was once astonished when he took a day off because of a blizzard that left five feet of snow. Anything under four feet – he made it to work.
This Labor Day is officially my first celebrating as an Accent Printing employee and after almost a year of learning and working with my coworkers, I think our print shop embodies what Labor Day means – a group of skilled American workers who work hard, have strong work ethics, care about our product and customers and who, as a whole, contribute to our society.
Take our boss Mike. After graduating from Seton Hall he worked diligently learning all aspects of the print business – from print management and production to sales and customer service. Over the years, he’s combined smaller print shops to build a very respected and respectable business in the metropolitan area with offices in both New Jersey and Manhattan.
The rest of us work as a team creating the best quality printed products and keeping our customers happy. Not many people outside of the print shop world realize how much work it takes in producing even the smallest business card order! From listening to our clients and helping them choose what’s right for their project, to ordering the stock, the inks, manually running the printing press, programming jobs into computerized printers, kitting, boxing, cutting, designing, binding, shipping… It’s not so simple and yet we do it five days a week without ever missing a deadline! And, like my father, we do it with dedication, pride and (mostly) without complaint.