VANDALIA, Ohio (WDTN) – The presses are whirring at Progressive Printers Incorporated’s new spot in Vandalia.
They are currently putting in a second brand new machine which prints material for hundreds of organizations like Dayton Dragons, Cincinnati Reds, and Dayton Power and Light.
Thursday’s ribbon cutting honored the family owned company’s first move from their original spot in Dayton that was built in 1946.
“My grandma was the first lady in the hand bindery and got my dad a job when he was 15,” said Progressive Printers’ president, Ryan Livesay.
Livesay said the new space gives the company a lot of room to grow and bring in new clients and projects.
“We have loading docks now, we’ve never had loading docks,” said Livesay. “We’re able to do fulfillment, mailing services, we’ve expanded our digital department and we’ve added five new employees.”
And they are expecting to add at least two more new employees before the end of the year.
But the move would not have been possible without Dayton Children’s hospital, their former next door neighbor.
The hospital bought the land where Progressive Printers used to stand to help build their new parking lot.
“Had they not come, we would still be there thriving, but with them needing our property, and we needed a better facility, it was a perfect marriage,” said Livesay. “They have been a huge part of the success and continued success of progressive printers.”
Livesay said Progressive Printers will have an open house sometime at the beginning of 2019, but have not set a specific date.
He encourages everyone to come and check out their new facility.