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Latvian-Based Printful Opens Operations Hub In Charlotte, North Carolina

Printful, a print-on-demand drop shipping company that prints and ships print products, like t-shirts, for ecommerce retailers, opened its new operations center in Charlotte, North Carolina.

According to company officials, the company is based out of the country of Latvia and state of California, and this expansion to Charlotte is their first step to opening more global locations.

The Charlotte facility is 100,000 square feet, which is 3x larger than their headquarters in California. Printful invested $1.5 million in the move, with plans to hire 30 new employees by the end of 2016, 100 by the end of 2017, and 200 by the end of 2018.

Davis Siksnans, CEO of Printful, says, "We estimate that our California headquarters will max out by the end of this year. Opening a new location now lets us prepare for peak season and it gives us more room to grow in 2017. Charlotte will be Printful's hub for innovation, expanding our products and services, and for planning future growth."

North Carolina was chosen because it is home to other established textile companies, company officials said. Charlotte offers close proximity to Printful's suppliers and printers, and to an experienced workforce. It is also close to Printful's client base on the East Coast and in the Midwest. When the new facilities are fully operational, approximately 70% of all orders will be printed there.

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