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Classic Graphics to Open Location in Concord

New location will create 50 jobs and $1.5 million in investment

Published Friday, August 11, 2017 9:00 am

 

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Classic Graphics to Open Location in Concord

New location will create 50 jobs and $1.5 million in investment 

Aug. 11, 2017 – CONCORD, NC – Classic Graphics, a subsidiary of Imagine! Print Solutions, plans to expand its footprint in the Charlotte region. Classic will invest in its current location in Charlotte and move its fulfillment and light manufacturing operation to Concord, North Carolina. The Concord location will generate $1.5 million in investment. Classic will transfer 20 jobs from Charlotte and create an additional 30 new jobs.

David Pitts, president of Classic Graphics, said, “We’re excited about the opportunity to enhance our service offerings through this expansion. Cabarrus offers location, convenience and a business friendly atmosphere. We look forward to being part of the community.”

Both the Cabarrus County Board of Commissioners and Concord City Council supported and approved 3-year performance-based tax incentives totaling $26,775 for Cabarrus County and $18,360 for the City of Concord.

“There are many reasons why Cabarrus County is the right place for business,” said Steve Morris, chair of the Cabarrus County Board of Commissioners. “We’re very pleased that Classic Graphics recognizes our prime location as a strategic step in expanding their regional footprint.”

Classic will operate in 100,000 square feet of a building that is being constructed at Concord Airport Business Park – Phase III, located on Derita Road in Concord.

Robert Carney, executive director of Cabarrus Economic Development, said, “We are excited to welcome Classic Graphics to Concord. Cabarrus Economic Development looks forward to being a long-term partner and assisting Classic for years to come.”

Classic will start its operations in the Concord location in fall 2017.

“Classic Graphics is a great addition to our business community,” said Concord Mayor Scott Padgett. “By locating an expansion of their business in Concord, this company is providing dozens of jobs that will give people in our community the ability to provide for their families. We know they will like what they find and continue to grow here.”

About Classic Graphics

Headquartered in Charlotte, North Carolina, Classic Graphics is an award-winning, privately held, full-service graphic communications company, founded in 1983 by David Pitts and Bill Gardner.

Classic provides an integration of technology, print and multiple distribution channels that enable a cohesive execution of marketing strategies. With ISO certifications in quality and security, Classic offers improved agility in the marketplace, increased productivity in the client environment and enhanced brand equity. Classic is a single source solution for the nation’s top brands in delivering the right message to the right environment at precisely the right time -- all with the guarantee that your data and proprietary information are managed with the highest level of protection.

About Imagine! Print Solutions

Headquartered in Minneapolis, Minnesota, Imagine! Print Solutions is an award-winning, privately held, full-service graphic solutions company, founded in 1988 by Bob Lothenbach.

Imagine! Print Solutions is a full-service provider of visual marketing products for Retailers, Quick Serve and Fast Casual Restaurants, CPG companies and more. Imagine! produces in-store signage, promotional displays, fabric installations, window clings and more on virtually all substrates. Beyond print, kitting and fulfillment services, Imagine! manages color consistency across printed materials regardless of substrates, reduces costs of campaigns and eliminates waste through store profiling and campaign management, customizes store fronts to order marketing materials and offers creative services that meet brand standards and drive sales.

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