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Latvian print company opens new facility in Charlotte, bringing 200 jobs to the area

CHARLOTTE, N.C., Nov. 21, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Printful opened a new location in Charlotte, North Carolina, to accommodate the demand of their 10,000 worldwide customers. Printful is a print-on-demand dropshipping company that prints and ships print products, like t-shirts, for ecommerce retailers. The company is based out of Latvia and California, and this expansion to Charlotte is their first step to opening more global locations.

This new location was celebrated with a ribbon cutting ceremony on Tuesday, November 15th. Distinguished guests included the Latvian ambassador to the US, Andris Teikmanis.

Printful has grown 200% every year since it launched in 2013, their client base increases an average of 10% month over month, and they have printed over one million t-shirts. Their Charlotte facility is 100,000 square feet, which is 3x larger than their HQ in California, and they invested $1,500,000 in the move. Printful will 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 HQ 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."

Printful was founded in 2013 by Lauris Liberts, an entrepreneur from Latvia. Printful is part of the Draugiem Group, an influential Latvian IT company co-founded by Liberts.

North Carolina was chosen because it is home to other established textile companies. 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.

Printful's first HQ opened in Burbank, California. One year later, they moved to a bigger facility in Chatsworth, CA. Their team now consists of 250 people – 200 in the USA, and 50 in Latvia.

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