California-Based T-Shirt Printing Company Opening Indy Facility
Little Raymond’s Print Shop, Inc., d/b/a ooShirts, a T-shirt printing and fulfillment company, has announced plans to locate a new facility in the Indianapolis region, creating up to 105 new jobs by 2016.
The Berkeley, CA-headquarted company, which is a subsidiary of ooShirts, Inc., will invest $1.2 million to equip a facility located in Lawrence, IN. The facility, which began operations in September, is expanding the company’s screen printing and digital printing capacity.
“When compared to other states, Indiana shines as the perfect place to locate operations or expand your business,” said Gov. Mike Pence. “With our fiscal responsibility, entrepreneurial companies like ooShirts can plan their activities with confidence in the Hoosier State, allowing them to mitigate the concerns of unpredictable economic conditions. Because of Indiana’s pro-growth market, we’re solidifying our position as a state that works for business.”
“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 two-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.
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. 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.
“The city of Lawrence is excited about the new jobs coming to our city and the opportunities for our residents and businesses they will provide,” said Lawrence Mayor Dean Jessup.