Hemmer to build 32,000 sq. ft. expansion for GotPrint
Company’s $6 million investment will increase jobs, production in Hebron
Hebron, Kentucky (September 1, 2015) – Paul Hemmer Company (Hemmer) is poised to begin a 32,000 sq. ft. expansion for GotPrint’s Northern Kentucky facility at the Riverview Business Park, 2000 Arbor Tech Drive, Hebron, Ky. The expansion represents a $6 million investment by GotPrint to grow the capacity of its Northern Kentucky manufacturing/printing operation.
With the expansion, GotPrint expects to increase its workforce over the next three years by more than 30 percent and increase its production capacity by one-third, said Mike Foley, general manager of the Hebron operation. GotPrint currently employs 110 full-time employees. After Hemmer’s expansion of its facility, GotPrint expects to add about 20 positions in the first year and another 15 more positions within three years. With the expansion, the company also will purchase another Heidelberg press and other equipment, which will enable it to increase the capacity at its Hebron site by 33 percent, Mr. Foley said.
Construction will begin in September and is scheduled for completion before the end of the year.
“We went with Hemmer for numerous reasons,” said Mr. Foley, who has spent three decades in the printing business. “We looked at the types of companies in the region, and we narrowed our choices down to the Aces in the deck. We looked at their proposals, the pricing, their history in the business. We thought Hemmer gave us the best buy for our buck with its pricing, its history in the market, its good feedback and its turn-around time. I thought Hemmer hit a home run with all of those. Hemmer was definitely pretty aggressive on their pricing.”
Paul Hemmer Jr., CEO, and Hemmer Vice Presidents Jack Levermann and Mike Hemmer are leading the project.
GotPrint has sustained strong growth in Northern Kentucky since it opened operations in the region in 2008 with 12 employees. The company was attracted here because of the Greater Cincinnati region’s strong history in the printing industry and the site’s location near the Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport. GotPrint is a California-based print, design, and direct marketing company that ships its products across the country.
GotPrint focuses on assisting consumers and small- and medium-sized businesses with their promotional needs. It utilizes the most modern and innovative equipment and products in the printing industry, including state-of-the-art Heidelberg Offset presses, producing the highest quality, finished products that are also environmentally conscious. The company has grown substantially since its founding in 2002 by catering to the company’s growing customer base while providing the highest quality services and products at cost-effective prices. It now serves more than 1 million customers.
Mr. Foley noted: “We offer more than 40 different types of products, including business cards, brochures, banners, envelopes, notepads, calendars and wide format posters. Business cards continue to be our best selling product due to the added pizzazz we offer our customers in both the printing and finishing stages. Our mix of coatings, papers and unique die-cut shapes turns an ordinary business card into an eye-catching conversation piece for our customers and their customers.”
Paul Hemmer Company is a construction management, building services and real estate development firm with a history in Greater Cincinnati dating back to 1921, when it began operation as the John M. Hemmer Construction Company. Reorganized in 1982 as the Paul Hemmer Company, the Fort Mitchell, Kentucky-based firm is recognized as one of the Greater Cincinnati region’s premier providers of construction services. Hemmer specializes in design/build construction, which enables it to provide the earliest commitment of guaranteed cost and delivery for its industrial, medical, commercial and retail clients. Hemmer has also developed more than six million square feet of space throughout the Midwest and credits its success to its highly experienced team that places an emphasis on communication, commitment to quality and competitive pricing.
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