Martin Printing Co., a family-run print solutions company, is expanding its Upstate operations in Pickens County, South Carolina. 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, South Carolina. 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.
“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,” said Martin Printing CEO William Ragsdale.
“Pickens County is delighted to celebrate the success, growth and expansion of Martin Printing Co. 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,” said Pickens County Council Chair Jennifer H. Willis.