Homegrown Printing Company Growing in Indy
INDIANAPOLIS (Dec. 8, 2015) – Fineline Printing Group, a print communications and fulfillment provider, announced plans today to expand its operations here, creating up to 25 new jobs by 2019.
The certified minority-owned business will invest $3.79 million to expand its 53,000-square-foot manufacturing facility at 8081 Zionsville Road on Indianapolis’ northwest side. As part of its growth, the company will add an additional 18,000 square feet to its facility and install new printing equipment to meet growing demand nationwide from the health care industry for printed materials including provider manuals and open enrollment materials.
“Empowered by the business climate built here in Indiana, Hoosiers are embracing our state’s entrepreneurial spirit and building their own operations from the ground up,” said Jim Schellinger, president of the Indiana Economic Development Corporation. “Fineline’s story is one of countless homegrown companies across the state, and it’s exciting to see that they’ve decided to continue their growth here by hiring more Hoosiers.”
Fineline, which currently employs more than 60 full-time associates, has already begun hiring for management, administrative and production positions. In addition, the company is working with the Indiana-based nonprofit computer programming school Eleven Fifty Academy to hire information technology associates to write code that will automate data handling and streamline production processes from order entry to product fulfillment. Interested applicants may apply online at the company’s website.
“After immigrating from Argentina 50 years ago, I chose Indiana as the home of Fineline Printing Group because of its unique opportunities in geography, nation-wide distribution and strong economic integrity as a state,” said Richard Miller, president of Fineline Printing Group. “We are honored at the opportunity to further contribute to the economic growth of Indiana, both in continued organizational growth and the experienced services we provide clients and meaningful job opportunities for Indiana residents.”
Founded in 1981, Fineline serves universities, health care organizations and nonprofits across the country with comprehensive printing and fulfillment services. Named a 2015 Company to Watch by the Indiana Office of Small Business and Entrepreneurship, Fineline provides clients with managed print services, mailing and fulfillment services, promotional products and apparel. Fineline currently produces one million pieces of mail per month and processes 100 orders per week for more than 300 clients.
The Indiana Economic Development Corporation offered Fineline Graphics Inc. up to $125,000 in conditional tax credits and up to $30,000 in training grants based on the company’s job creation plans. These incentives are performance-based, meaning until Hoosiers are hired, the company is not eligible to claim incentives. The city of Indianapolis supports the project at the request of Develop Indy, a business unit of the Indy Chamber.
“Indianapolis is thriving, thanks in large part to home-grown companies that are expanding their successful operations here,” said Indianapolis Mayor Greg Ballard. “I am delighted to welcome Fineline Printing to the list of local businesses that are looking to 2016 as a year to grow and employ even more members of our talented workforce.”
Fineline is latest Hoosier small business to announce expansion plans in Indiana, joining firms such as Kinney Group, ACE Technologies and Policy Stat. Earlier this year, the Pacific Research Institute, a non-partisan, non-profit think tank, ranked Indiana as the best state in the nation for small businesses based on a comparison of regulatory burdens. And last month, site selection firm Pollina Corporate Real Estate named Indiana among the top three states in the nation for doing business – both large and small – in its annual Top 10 Pro-Business States study.
About Fineline Printing Group
Fineline Printing Group is a print communications company that provides solutions-driven services with a customer-focused approach. Fineline is a minority-owned business (MBE) with experience working with organizations of all sizes. Fineline’s print services and technology include managed print services, commercial printing, mailing and fulfillment, promotional products and apparel and on-demand print marketing technology named Finelink. Fineline’s mantra is “We won’t ask for your business until we can improve it.”
The Indiana Economic Development Corporation (IEDC) leads the state of Indiana’s economic development efforts, focusing on helping companies grow in and locate to the state. Governed by a 12-member board chaired by Governor Mike Pence, the IEDC manages many initiatives, including performance-based tax credits, workforce training grants, public infrastructure assistance and talent attraction and retention efforts. For more information about the IEDC, visit www.iedc.in.gov.