LAWRENCE, Ind. - Little Raymond's Print Shop, Inc., d/b/a ooShirts, a T-shirt printing and fulfillment company, announced plans today to locate a new facility here, creating up to 105 new jobs by 2016.
The Berkeley, Calif.-headquarted company, which is a subsidiary of ooShirts, Inc., will invest $1.2 million to equip a 26,000 square-foot facility located at 7800 Records Street in Lawrence. The facility, which began operations in September, is expanding the company's screen printing and digital printing capacity.
ooShirts, which currently employs more than 100 full-time associates in California and Pennsylvania, has already begun hiring screen printers and direct garment press operators. Interested applicants can apply by sending their resumes to email@example.com.
"Fast delivery and consistent product quality are the pillars of our business," said Raymond Lei, president of ooShirts. "Our facility in Indianapolis will significantly expand our 2-day ship range while giving us access to an experienced manufacturing-driven workforce."
Founded in 2007, ooShirts is a national, low-cost T-shirt printing company. Started as a high school business, the company has tripled its sales annually since 2010. Through its website, ooShirts.com, users can design shirts and place both high-volume and single-run orders. ooShirts also provides blind fulfillment services to other retailers. When its Indianapolis facility reaches full production by the end of the year, it will operate more than 25 automatic and manual presses.
The Indiana Economic Development Corporation offered Little Raymond's Print Shop, Inc. up to $450,000 in conditional tax credits and up to $90,000 in training grants based on the company's job creation plans. These tax credits are performance-based, meaning until Hoosiers are hired, the company is not eligible to claim incentives. The cities of Lawrence and Indianapolis approved additional tax abatement at the request of the Office of Mayor Dean Jessup and Develop Indy, a business unit of the Indy Chamber.
Little Raymond's Print Shop Inc. is the printing subsidiary of ooShirts Inc., a nationally distributed t-shirt printing and fulfillment company. Offering both screen printing and direct-to-garment printing, ooShirts offers a turnkey solution for t-shirt fulfillment for individual consumers and large retailers alike. For more information about its t-shirt printing services, visit www.ooshirts.com.
The IEDC oversees programs enacted by the General Assembly including tax credits, workforce training grants and public infrastructure assistance. All tax credits are performance-based. Therefore, companies must first invest in Indiana through job creation or capital investment before incentives are paid. A company who does not meet its full projections only receives a percentage of the incentives proportional to its actual investment. For more information about IEDC, visit www.iedc.in.gov.
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