Dixon Paper Co. has been named dealer of the year by the Graphic Arts Equipment and Supply Dealers Association (AESDA).

Competing for the dealer of the year award are some 600 graphic arts suppliers nationally representing some 1,200 distribution outlets nationwide.Larry Stillman, division manager of Dixon's Salt Lake branch, said the national award recognizes Dixon's outstanding service and integrity as a regional supplier, and the company's efforts to advance the graphic arts industry.

The winner of the annual competition is chosen based on nominations and a popular vote by the 300-member manufacturers division of GAESDA, which is a section of Printing Industries of America (IA).

Dixon markets products for the graphic arts and printing industry through 13 branch offices and five retail outlets serving 14 western states.