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Specialty Print Communications Opens Lettershop Facility

Press release from the issuing company

Niles, IL -- Specialty Print Communications (SPC) continues to grow. In addition to acquiring Michigan-based Batson Printing, an SPC Company, earlier this year, SPC today announces that it has opened a third facility dedicated solely to lettershop services. The new location, at 6250 W. Howard Street is just one block west of their corporate headquarters, in Niles, IL.
With an investment in best-in-class equipment, technology, and personnel, the initiative is a strategic move to better position the family-owned and operated business to service end-user clients and direct marketing specialists. Truman Pope, a 25-year industry veteran, will manage the lettershop division as Vice President of Mail Operations. Truman comes to SPC from World Marketing Chicago, where he was COO since October, 2004.
“Bringing lettershop services in-house provides greater control and quality assurances, while streamlining the entire process,” said Dustin LeFebvre, Executive Vice President of Strategic Initiatives for SPC. “This customer driven expansion enables SPC to be a valuable, single-source solution from DM concept to in-home delivery.”
The new 73,000 square foot facility is ideal for data security, featuring a Class-5 data security safe room, server room with interior facing walls, 24/7 digital security camera system with rewrite and backup, keyless entry, and fiber optics throughout the building. A dedicated generator for emergency backup ensures that all data is secure from disasters and fire.
Capabilities include sheetfed and roll to roll laser imaging, inkjet personalization, multiple format inserting, matching capabilities, CD tipping, and card affixing. Additional services include wafer sealing, label-aire, hand work, and fulfillment. SPC will also be moving its four-color variable digital department, featuring Kodak NexPress technology, to the new lettershop facility.
Market reception has been extremely positive, and the division is on target to hit its fifth-year projection in its first full year of operation.  An industry open house is planned for the fall of 2009.