PRYOR, Okla., Feb. 4, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Orchids Paper Products Company (NYSE MKT: TIS) (the "Company") was awarded the Entrepreneurial Excellence in Oklahoma Award by the Commissioner of the Oklahoma Department of Labor. The Entrepreneurial Excellence in Oklahoma Award was started by Oklahoma Department of Labor Commissioner Mark Costello in 2012 to honor businesses in Oklahoma. Orchids received the award in recognition of its entrepreneurial spirit in creating profitable employment for its fellow Oklahomans and for fostering a positive business atmosphere. The award was presented by Commissioner Costello in a ceremony held at the Company's manufacturing facility in Pryor, Oklahoma on February 1, 2013. In addition to the award, the Company was also presented with a Citation of Excellence on behalf of the Oklahoma legislature for its exemplary management commitment to its employees, its community and the State of Oklahoma.
Commissioner Costello stated, "I want to honor Orchids for their commitment to Oklahoma and for their success in creating opportunities for other Oklahomans to earn a living through private sector jobs."
Mr. Robert Snyder, President and Chief Executive Officer, stated, "I am pleased to accept, on behalf of all the employees here at Orchids Paper Products, the Oklahoma Department of Labor's Entrepreneurial Excellence in Oklahoma Award, as well as the Citation of Excellence from the Oklahoma legislature. We are also pleased to be recognized as an Oklahoma based entrepreneur that has created profitable employment for our fellow Oklahomans and fostered a positive business atmosphere. It has taken a real team effort here at Orchids to grow as we have over the past number of years, and to achieve the levels of success that we have, in an extremely competitive environment. As we have updated and upgraded our Company to stay competitive with the latest technology, we have been able to educate our employees with training programs helped by the state."
Mr. Snyder continued, "We are proud of the achievements of our employees, and look forward to continuing to grow and to provide quality employment, and to create more jobs, in the state of Oklahoma."About Orchids Paper Products Company Orchids Paper Products Company is an integrated manufacturer of tissue paper products serving the at home private label consumer market. From its operations in north east Oklahoma, the Company produces a full line of tissue products, including paper towels, bathroom tissue and paper napkins, to serve the value through premium quality market segments. The Company provides these products to retail chains throughout the United States. For more information on the Company and its products, visit the Company's website at http://www.orchidspaper.com. SOURCE Orchids Paper Products Company
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