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#18 Small/Medium Employer Website: U.S. Corporate Headquarters: Oklahoma City Industry: Publishing/Printing Status: Private U.S. Employees: 59 Oklahoma Employees: 59 Year Founded: 1971 Company Leader: LaVerna Reid, CEO V ox Printing, which prints materials for quick-service restau- rants including tray liners, placemats, coupons, direct-mail pieces and newspaper inserts, strives to offer its employees a fun, family-type atmosphere. “From the newest employees to the founders, everyone realizes that only by working together and appreciating the wide-ranging skills and ideas that we all have can we continue to be successful,” said David Reid, president of Vox Printing. “Vox has benefited from the efforts of many dedicated employ- ees that have led to 20 years of successive sales growth. With that growth, we have been able to create an enjoyable place to work for our employees as well as been able to give back to our community.” The Oklahoma City-based company’s management practic- es are based on a servant leadership style. That philosophy is carried out through the vice president of operations baking every employee their own birthday cake and grilling steaks for all four shifts for meeting certain goals. If Vox meets its annual sales and production goals, all employees are eligible for a $1,000 bonus. “All of us are responsible for creating a safe, efficient, profit- able, enjoyable work environment. Through our safety teams, The Journal Record continuous improvement teams, departmental and companywide meetings, we create an environment for welcoming ideas and learning from one another,” said Mike Mollett, operator. Other activities that contribute to the fun environment include a lake weekend with fishing and food, employee-led cookouts, water slide, ball field and picnic area used by employees and their families. Vox has an exercise facility with a racquetball/basketball court, free weights and numerous machines. Several of its em- ployees hold an exercise class at lunch and others enjoy using the 9-hole disc golf course on the company’s campus. Vox also holds health seminars and health fairs for its employees. A chaplain makes weekly visits to assist with personal issues such as death, divorce and children issues. “The health and wellness of our employees leads to a happier, more productive team,” said Michelle Clay, benefits administrator. In addition, the company supports employees getting in- volved in community activities such as Ronald McDonald House Charities. Vox has made multiple appearances on the Best Places to Work in Oklahoma list as well as Printing Industries of America’s Best Work Places in the Americas list. 2018 Best Places to Work 55