Rome, NY – Cathedral Corporation is pleased to announce that it is one of 23 manufacturing companies from over 160 nominees selected as finalists for the Sterling Manufacturing Business Excellence (SMBE) Awards.

The Sterling Council and FloridaMakes collaborate on the SMBE Awards to recognize the state’s top performing makers. Companies are judged on several categories of criteria: leadership, strategy, customers, measurement, analysis and knowledge management, people and operations. Cathedral’s client, Hillsborough County Tax Collector’s Office, named Cathedral saying, “Cathedral is an invaluable supplier to us at the Hillsborough County Tax Collector’s Office. Their ability to merge complex monthly data into our county model for creating custom registration renewals and parking permit applications is an important process and impacts our reputation. Cathedral’s programming, data processing, printing and mailing services help us all meet and exceed the demands of our customers. Cathedral also certifies our data to achieve the lowest possible postage rates and increase deliverability. This increases our community member satisfaction and reduces tax expenses. , Cathedral prepares statistical reports that support our continuous improvement processes to reduce e waste and rejects and promote change initiatives.

“We are honored to be a finalist along with these other impressive manufacturing companies. Our goal at Cathedral is to meet and exceed our customers’ expectations. It is gratifying to have the Hillsborough County Tax Collector’s Office nominate us to this distinction,” said Marianne W. Gaige, president and chief executive officer, Cathedral Corporation. “We also appreciate the support and resources that FloridaMakes and Sterling Council continue to provide Florida’s manufacturing sector.”

Creating opportunity from technological innovation has always been a core part of Cathedral Corporation’s strategy. Cathedral began working with the U.S. Postal Service in 1916, providing offering envelopes through the mail to its religious customers. Throughout its history, the company has grown and evolved to meet the changing needs of members and community organizations in the areas of financial services, health, higher education, municipalities and authorities. , non-profit organizations, telecommunications and utilities with a range of services including but not limited to: Essentials® suite (set of specialized services developed to manage critical communication needs), data management , direct mail, print production, digital solutions and fulfillment services. Cathedral prides itself on the quality of its products and the quality of its relationships. Recognized for delivering a personalized experience focused on superior customer service, bespoke products and a commitment to quality assurance, Cathedral continually excels in positioning its customers for growth. The company employs more than 265 people and is headquartered in a 60,000 square foot facility at Griffiss Business and Technology Park in Rome, New York, with additional facilities in Kensington, Connecticut; Holbrook, New York; Lincoln, Rhode Island; and Orlando, Florida.

For more information about Cathedral Corporation, please contact Toni Schottenhammer at (800) 698-0299 or by e-mail at [email protected].

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