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Top Workplaces 2021 USA

Sheila Keller, Marketing Strategist

Applied Imaging Named 2021 Top Workplaces in US

Today Applied Imaging has announced it has earned the 2021 Top Workplaces USA award, issued by Energage , a purpose-driven organization that develops solutions to build and brand Top Workplaces. This is the inaugural year for Top Workplaces USA, built on the program’s 14-year history surveying more than 20 million employees across 54 markets for the regional Top Workplaces awards.

“We are honored to receive this award and recognition. Our employees are the backbone of our organization and we go through a very rigorous selection process to make sure the right person is in the right job at the right time in their career. Their happiness and work life balance is the most important to us and we created our own Applied Chemistry to make sure that everyone feels like family.” – John Lowery, President and CEO of Applied Imaging

Top Workplaces USA offers national recognition for large organizations, those with more than 150 employees, and those that may have operations in multiple markets. Several thousand organizations from across the country were invited, and more than 1,100 participated in the Top Workplaces USA survey. Winners of the Top Workplaces USA list are chosen based solely on employee feedback gathered through an employee engagement survey, issued by Energage. Results are calculated by comparing the survey’s research-based statements, including 15 Culture Drivers that are proven to predict high performance against industry benchmarks.

“During this very challenging time, Top Workplaces has proven to be a beacon of light for organizations, as well as a sign of resiliency and strong business performance,” said Eric Rubino, Energage CEO. “When you give your employees a voice, you come together to navigate challenges and shape your path forward. Top Workplaces draw on real-time insights into what works best for their organization, so they can make informed decisions that have a positive impact on their people and their business.”


For over 30 years, Applied Imaging has helped businesses across the Midwest and Florida more efficiently communicate and manage information flow and, because of this, have gained recognition both locally and nationally. Applied Imaging is honored to have earned acknowledgment for the quality of its work, its employees, and the workplace. What motivates them every day? Applied Imaging firmly believe in doing what’s right, period. They are committed to delivering an exceptional experience every time they interact with each other & their clients. The belief that in order to deliver top-notch service to their clients, they need to serve each other to create a positive work environment, guides them every day. At Applied Imaging, they are driven by quality. John Lowery founded Applied Imaging in 1987. From its roots in Grand Rapids, the company has grown to over 450 employees with offices in Grand Rapids, Kalamazoo, Muskegon, Lansing, Traverse City, Flint, Petoskey, Alpena, Southfield, Ann Arbor, Toledo, Ohio and Tampa, Florida. Applied Imaging’s business includes the sales and service of copiers, printers, wide format products, document storage and retrieval products, shredding/document destruction through their ShredHub division, and facilities management. The NetSmart Plus division offers IT Infrastructure, Software, Cloud, Security, Managed Services, Carrier, and Telephony Solutions. Manufacturers represented by Applied Imaging now include Ricoh, Canon, Kyocera, HP, OnBase, Microsoft, Duplo and more.