LexJet Moves up in the Ranks of the Best Companies To Work For In Florida

LexJet Named one of the Best Places to Work

For the fifth year in a row, LexJet has been named one of the Best Companies To Work For In Florida by Florida Trend magazine, moving up from 13th to 10th in the midsized company rankings from last year.

“Our Best Companies coverage this year is simple and direct: We went to the employees of the Best Companies To Work For and asked them to tell us what they like most about working where they work,” says Mark Howard, executive editor. “The responses are illuminating. Some of them highlight innovative perks, benefits and incentives, while others reveal how these top companies communicate effectively with their employees and empower every worker to make decisions. We hope these ideas are instructive for other companies that are looking to create a Best Companies-type workplace.”

The Best Companies To Work For In Florida program was created by Florida Trend and Best Companies Group and is endorsed by the HR Florida State Council.

As you can see in the image accompanying this post, LexJet and veteran customer specialist Jaimie Mask were featured in the opening spread (you can click on the image for a larger version, by the way). The recognition illustrates LexJet’s top priorities, which are to enhance both the customer and the employee experience.

“Great customer service doesn’t happen just because you want it to happen,” says Art Lambert, who founded LexJet with Ron Simkins in 1994. “You absolutely have to focus on making sure each employee is not only happy, but that they have the opportunity to be entrepreneurial, along with the support they need to do so.”

To participate, companies or government entities had to employ at least 15 workers in Florida and have been in operation at least one year. Companies that chose to participate underwent an evaluation of their workplace policies, practices, philosophy, systems and demographics.

The process also included a survey to measure employee satisfaction. The combined scores determined the top companies and the final ranking. Best Companies Group managed the registration, survey and analysis and determined the final rankings.

“A happier staff is one that is engaged with the company, its products, and its objectives,” says Florida Trend Publisher Andy Corty. “Those are the type of employees who carry the message out to clients and help the company grow. It’s our pleasure to recognize those great companies and encourage others to join them in building Florida’s competitive advantage.”

For a list of the 100 Best Companies To Work For In Florida, go to www.FloridaTrend.com/BestCompanies.

LexJet Named Exclusive Distributor of the Fredrix Print Canvas Line

LexJet and Tara Materials Inc. have entered into a partnership whereby LexJet is now the exclusive distributor of Tara Materials’ Fredrix Print Canvas line. The partnership allows Tara Materials to concentrate on its U.S.-based manufacturing and better serve Fredrix Print Canvas customers with LexJet’s enhanced customer service and nationwide distribution.

LexJet Exclusive Distributor of Fredrix Print Canvas“The basis of our relationship is our expertise in manufacturing joining LexJet’s expertise in sales, customer service and distribution,” says Mike Ecker, general manager, Tara Materials Inc. “It’s really a perfect fit. We can focus on our core abilities, allowing us to make product improvements, while LexJet’s customer focus and ability to deliver product in one day will be a huge benefit to our customers. You put those together and you’ve got one dynamic partnership.”

The exclusive distribution agreement is effective April 3, 2013, when all Fredrix Print Canvas will be stocked throughout LexJet’s nationwide distribution center network. The agreement covers customers in the U.S. and Canada, who will now work with LexJet directly for all their canvas and canvas finishing needs.

Moreover, the two companies will begin jointly developing new inkjet canvas products – compatible with aqueous, solvent, low-solvent, UV-curable and latex inks – to address every potential application and market need for their customers, from fine art reproduction to interior décor.

“For almost 150 years Fredrix has been the standard in the art market. It is an honor for us to partner with a company and product that has such a unique, rich history and a reputation for quality and workmanship in its canvas,” says Alex Ried, LexJet product manager.

Fredrix Canvas was founded in 1868, and was the first true cotton-based artist’s canvas to be produced in the U.S., rather than imported from Europe. Acquired by Tara Materials in the 1960s, the company has been a leading innovator, bringing inkjet-printable canvas to the market in the early ’90s and continuing to improve its product line in step with the latest ink and printer technological advances.

Founded in 1994, LexJet has also been a leading innovator in the digital imaging market, developing and bringing the first reverse-print inkjet-printable polycarbonate to market, LexJet Clear. Since that time, LexJet has developed a wide-ranging portfolio of digital imaging products for its customers, and carries top brands that address each aspect of the digital workflow.

LexJet will provide all Fredrix Print Canvas customers with free and unlimited product and technical support, a 30-day money-back guarantee, a personal customer specialist dedicated to each customer’s needs, one-day, flat-rate shipping to most of the U.S., and more. For more information, go to www.lexjet.com/fredrix, or contact a LexJet customer specialist at 800-453-9538.