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Tukaiz Wins Three Awards at Great Lakes Graphics Association’s 2014 Graphics Excellence Awards, Including “Best of Category”
Tuesday, May 06 2014

Franklin Park, IL — April 30, 2014 — Tukaiz, a leading marketing services production company, is proud to announce that it has won three awards from the Great Lakes Graphics Association’s 2014 Graphics Excellence Award (GEA) program. Most notable is winning Best of Category for the company’s image personalized calendar, which also won Best of Category in 2013. The GEA program is one of the nation’s largest printing competitions and this year received more than 1,000 entries.

Your Cornerstone: Your People
Wednesday, February 26 2014
One of the biggest but also most exciting challenges for any business is hiring and training those who help you operate your organization. Attracting and retaining the best talent is not always an easy task especially in a mid-size, family- owned, and privately- held company. It takes time and attention while you are still trying to run a business. Yet it is among the most important things you do to ensure your success, because as the title indicates, the cornerstone of any business is its people. While there are many attributes you can explore in getting the right people in your company, the four we see as critical are having a system for identifying when you recognize the right person has come through your door, giving those you do hire proper training, providing solid leadership and rewarding good performance.
Tukaiz Executive Elected as Board Member of the USO, New York
Thursday, February 20 2014

Franklin Park, Ill. — February 20, 2014 — Tukaiz, a leading marketing services production company,  announces that Daniel Defino, vice president and managing director at Tukaiz, has been elected to the Board of Directors of the USO of Metropolitan New York. Tukaiz’ partnership with the USO began with Fleet Week 2011 in the New York harbors, when Tukaiz helped design and produce signage and other printed items for that occasion.  Since then, Tukaiz has supported additional USO fundraising events and service programs, and has worked with other USO chapters in Chicago, Washington and New York.

Tukaiz Founder and CEO, Frank Defino, Sr. Inducted into Printing Industry Hall of Fame
Thursday, September 19 2013

Franklin Park, Ill. — September 19, 2013 — Frank Defino, Sr., founder and CEO of Tukaiz, a leading marketing services production company, has been selected as an inductee into the 2013 Printing Impressions/RIT Printing Industry Hall of Fame. Each year, Printing Impressions, one of the most influential and widely-read news resources for commercial printers, pays tribute to industry leadership by inducting four new members into the Hall of Fame. Defino was honored during a special Gold Ink Awards and Hall of Fame Gala which took place on Monday, Sept. 9 at the Hyatt Regency McCormick Place Hotel in Chicago.

Tukaiz Captures Three Prestigious Awards for Excellence
Friday, August 02 2013

Tukaiz LLC, a results-driven marketing services production company, has received three awards for outstanding work from the American Marketing Service Providers (AMSP), a national association for the marketing production industry.  The AMSP Awards for Excellence honor the best and the brightest companies in the marketing service provider industry with its annual “Awards of Excellence.” Tukaiz was presented with two first and one second place award on June 26, 2013 at the AMSP annual banquet in San Diego. 

American Printer: Blazing the Digital Print Trail- The Tukaiz Story
Tuesday, July 09 2013

In 1963, Frank Defino Sr. started his business as a 5,000-sq.-ft. operation offering prepress and plate making services. Over the next 50 years, the company morphed into a $35 million marketing services production company that sprawls across more than 175,000 sq. ft. spread across eight buildings.

“We’re continually reinvesting in software and hardware,” says Frank Defino Jr., Vice President and Managing Director. “You have to take smart risks.”

Tukaiz CEO Honored for Life Long Achievement
Tuesday, June 25 2013

Frank Defino, Sr. Receives National Italian American Sports Hall of Fame Sportsman of the Year Award

FRANKLIN PARK, Ill—Tukaiz LLC, a leading marketing services production company, is proud to announce that Frank Defino, Sr., founder, chairman, and CEO, was named Sportsman of the Year by The National Italian American Sports Hall of Fame (NIASHF). The honor is part of its 2013 Sportsman and Athlete of the Year Awards. The prestigious award was presented to him in recognition of his contributions as a benefactor to NIASHF for over 35 years, outstanding service to the community and his strong support of several charitable and civic initiatives. To honor this momentous achievement, the Chicago Cubs invited Defino to throw out the first pitch at the June 12 game against Cincinnati at Wrigley Field.

Tukaiz Honored with Four Great Lakes Graphics Association Excellence Awards
Wednesday, May 22 2013
FRANKLIN PARK, Ill.—May 22, 2013—Tukaiz LLC, a results-driven marketing services production company, has earned four awards from the Great Lakes Graphics Association (GLGA) Excellence Awards competition, one for each entry the company submitted. According to GLGA, nearly 1000 entries were submitted for 2013. The Excellence Awards are one of the largest print competitions in the nation.
Tukaiz LLC Captures the Coinstar Continuous Improvement Award for 2012
Tuesday, April 23 2013

Tukaiz Chosen Over 1000 Contenders to Receive a Best-in-Class Award that Recognizes Proactive Processes

FRANKLIN PARK, Ill.— Tukaiz, a leading marketing services production company, is the recipient of the Continuous Improvement Award given by Coinstar, Inc., a leader in automated retail, for its work on Redbox® kiosks’ outdoor signage and merchandising. Coinstar® acknowledged three best-in-class strategic business partners in three different categories. The Continuous Improvement Award is designed to recognize a supplier that is innovative and ambitious when addressing the company’s needs. Being the recipient of such an award is a reflection of the Tukaiz culture, one that thrives on progressive thinking to look creatively at new processes and products in order to meet the needs and exceed the expectations of its client companies.

BtoB Magazine: Top Agencies Special Report
Friday, March 29 2013

The annual review features the best large, midsize, small and interactive b-to-b shops. Tukaiz can be found on the list under:

  • Midsize
  • Franklin Park, IL
  • Est. ’12 b-to-b revenue 36.0mil
  • % of revenue from b-to-b 97
  • Key Clients: Redbox, Burger King, Taco Bell, Pepsico/Frito Lay
  • Number of employees: 200

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Tukaiz Hits Milestone Achievement of 50 Years in Business
Tuesday, March 12 2013

FRANKLIN PARK, Ill. — Tukaiz LLC, a results-driven marketing services production company, celebrates its 50th anniversary this year. March 3, 1963 marks the date when Frank Defino, Sr. launched the firm as a prepress and plate-making services provider in a 5,000 square-foot basement space. Half a century later, the family-owned Tukaiz offers a diverse, innovative array of products and services at their campus that encompasses more than 175,000 square feet across eight buildings, but its commitment to excellence and customer care remains unchanged.

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