M&R Dedicates Printing Technology and Training Center In Memory of Joe Clarke
“It is the hope and purpose of the new training center that the memory of Joe Clarke and his
contributions will inspire and motivate the thousands of future visitors and students that will
learn about screen printing here,” said Danny Sweem, M&R's Chief Executive Officer.
The dedication ceremony took place at M&R’s headquarters in Roselle, Illinois. Friends, family
and colleagues were invited to join together in remembering and honouring Joe Clarke’s many
contributions to the industry. Among those who attended were Joe Clarke’s wife, Colleen Lynch,
and his son Joe Clarke Jr., along with many other industry friends and family. The Center was
officially opened with the unveiling of a commemorative plaque and, in true Joe Clarke fashion,
a ceremonial red squeegee was cut, instead of the traditional ribbon.
Born in Youngstown, Ohio, in 1951, Mr. Clarke began his career in the early 1970’s as the
owner-operator of a garment and sign printing business. He went on to be National Equipment Service Manager for Advance Process Supply Co., Vice President of Wilflex, and US Marketing
Manager for Sun Chemical. He served as President of M&R Printing Equipment from 1989 to
“One of the reoccurring topics my dad and I would talk about is the idea of legacy and what it
means to leave a positive and lasting impression on the world”, said Joe Clarke, Jr. “I know how
proud Joe would have been at the legacy he left behind as evidenced by the dedication of this
Training Center. Speaking for the whole family, I can’t tell you how much we appreciate this
The Joe Clarke Printing Technology & Training Center will host training sessions, seminars and
will be the home for SM&RT Academy classes to include digital, hybrid and screen printing
lessons. Upcoming events and classes in the Joe Clarke Printing Technology & Training Center
will be announced on the M&R website: www.mrprint.com and through M&R’s social media
M&R is the world's leading manufacturer of screen printing and direct to garment (DTG)
equipment, with production facilities in Roselle, Illinois, USA, and in Wojnicz, Poland. With
distributors and skilled technicians in over 40 countries on six continents, M&R provides the
most comprehensive service and support in the screen printing and DTG industry.
For more information about the dedication, and for photos and videos of the vent, contact
Thomas Trimingham at email@example.com, or 630.446.7146. For more
information about the company, visit www.mrprint.com, email firstname.lastname@example.org, call (630) 858-
6101, or write the company at M&R Companies, 440 Medinah Rd., Roselle, IL 60172 USA.