09 Nov Martin Printing invests in Upstate expansion
For Immediate Release
November 9, 2016
Martin Printing Co. expands operations in Pickens County
Homegrown company invests $2 million in Upstate expansion
COLUMBIA, S.C. – Martin Printing Co., a family-run print solutions company, is expanding its Upstate operations in Pickens County. This project is expected to bring $2 million in new capital investment and create 20 new jobs.
Founded in 1902, Martin Printing is in its third-generation of family ownership and provides a complete range of print solutions, including concept development, graphic design, printing, digital publishing and fulfillment. The company specializes in the production of magazines, direct mail, custom collateral, packaging and more.
To expand, the company has relocated its production operations into a larger, 80,000-square-foot facility, which is located at 1765 Powdersville Road in Easley, S.C. Additionally, the company has invested in a Heidelberg XL Press – the first of its kind in the Upstate and one of only two in South Carolina. The company is also adding new prepress, bindery and mailing equipment.
Hiring for the new positions is currently underway. Those interested in joining the Martin Printing team should visit the company’s career page online. For more information on Martin Printing Co., visit the company’s website at www.martinprinting.com.
“Our expansion is part of our continued dedication to improving efficiency, so we can provide outstanding service for our clients. We wouldn’t be here without loyal clients and a hard-working team. Pickens County, the Upstate and South Carolina have provided a wonderful business environment in which to grow our company.” –Martin Printing CEO William Ragsdale
“It’s always exciting to watch a homegrown company, like Martin Printing, as they expand its business in our state. This $2 million investment and the 20 new jobs it means for Pickens County is something that all of Team South Carolina should be proud of.” –Gov. Nikki Haley
“Martin Printing has a long history of success in South Carolina, and we congratulate them on their new expansion. Today’s announcement is yet another testament to the pro-business environment we’ve worked hard to create here in the Palmetto State.” –Secretary of Commerce Bobby Hitt
“Pickens County is delighted to celebrate the success, growth and expansion of Martin Printing Co. We are thrilled to congratulate this third-generation company! The growth of this company, in today’s changing print marketplace, is a testament to the company’s ownership and leadership, as well as the talented workforce who have helped this company succeed for over 100 years. From my student days at Clemson (when Martin Printing Co. printed the student paper, The Tiger) to their sophisticated print offerings today, this company embodies the spirit of a successful business. Pickens County is glad to have them in our business community, and we look forward to watching their continued growth and success for future generations.” –Pickens County Council Chair Jennifer H. Willis
FIVE FAST FACTS
- Martin Printing Co. is expanding its production operations in Pickens County.
- $2 million investment to create 20 new jobs.
- Martin Printing is a family-run print solutions company featuring a variety of print production capabilities for multiple applications.
- To expand, the company has relocated its production operations into a larger, 80,000-square-foot facility, which is located at 1765 Powdersville Road in Easley, S.C.
- Those interested in joining the Martin Printing team should visit the company’s career page online.
About S.C. Department of Commerce
As South Carolina’s leading economic development agency, the Department of Commerce works to recruit new businesses and help existing business grow. Commerce has recruited world-class companies to South Carolina such as BMW, Boeing, Continental, Giti Tire, LPL Financial Holdings, Mercedes-Benz Vans, Toray and Volvo Cars and also supports startups, small and existing business, innovation and rural development initiatives. Commerce partners with the S.C. Technical College System via readySC to support workforce training and recruiting, and with the S.C. Department of Employment and Workforce, which provides worker training and employment opportunities within the state. In three of the last five years, IBM-Plant Location International reports ranked South Carolina first in the nation for attracting jobs through foreign direct investment. The state won the Gold Shovel Award and the Project of Year Award from Area Development magazine in 2012, 2014 and 2015. For more information, visit www.SCcommerce.com.
Adrienne R. Fairwell, APR
Director of Marketing & Communications
South Carolina Department of Commerce