Metzgers Makes News and Attains Record Growth

Only Toledo printer named Top 400 by Printing Impressions Magazine.

TOLEDO, OH – February 6, 2009 - METZGERS, a nationally-known print mail communications company, completed the 2008 year with sales growth of 23%, added a 30,000 square foot digital printing and fulfillment center, invested over $1,500,000 of new equipment AND was named one of the Top 400 Printers in North America.

“It was a busy year!” states Joe Metzger, president, “We’re prepared for the next level of direct marketing solutions, personalized variable data printing and cross media data mining to help our customers grow!”

Rudolph-Libbe was the general contractor on the new 30,000 square foot building and KeyBank provided the financing. The City of Toledo assisted with project planning as well as tax abatement for the improvements.

Stay in Toledo, Grow in Toledo
The building is connected to the Metzgers printing facility with a 60 foot long enclosed bridge where forklifts can carry product and inventory from the printing facility into the new mailing, digital printing, & fulfillment center. The land was invested with Creosote and the Metzgers worked with TTL of Toledo to clean up the land prior to construction. “We did everything according to the US EPA VAP Standards” adds Tom Metzger “we cleaned up an area of the City, we stayed in the City of Toledo for our employees and our customers and we grew our business… it’s really exciting to do the Right Thing for our employees and our customers.”

Metzgers from the air. It doesn't look like much, but inside is another story.
Aerial photo of the new and existing buildings at the corner of Arco & Frenchmenns  

New 30,000 sq ft digital printing & fulfillment center
Inside the new building the Metzgers installed five new machines and added new services which sets Metzgers apart from their competition. “There is NO other company in Ohio or Michigan that has this many different services under one roof” comments Joe Metzger, “We have Web-to-Print and eStores to help our customers manage their print literature, we have One-to-One Variable printing for personalized and variable direct mail, we have Personlized URLs and cross-media direct marketing solutions AND we have the conventional 6-color offset printing on our 28” and 40” printing presses. We have the largest bindery in the area encompassing folding and gluing, Die cutting, collating, UV coating and stitching as well as book binding. We have data management our mailing division includes two inserters and two inkjet addressing systems for small to large mailing projects. Then there’s our MomSquad fulfillment center with our warehouse & distribution center with high-tech inventory management and online ordering. It’s amazing that we have put this all under one umbrella.”

The list of new equipment & features installed in 2008 includes:

  • Xerox iGen4 digital printing press with inline Duplo saddle stitcher
  • Mail Crafters 6 station inserting machine with Lake Imaging cameras and intelligence for mail match inserting
  • SurePack 4 station polybagging system for protected poly-bag mailings of catalogs and magazines
  • New cutting system with robotic un-loader to increase workflow, reduce costs and eliminate possible repetitive motion injuries
  • UV Coating system for super gloss coating of digital or offset printing, excellent for direct mail cards as well as business cards
  • Business Card slitting system and automated online business card storefront solutions for clients
  • 50 seat education center for customer & employee training, exploring and learning
  • PhotoBook binding system for hard-bound books, catalogs and presentations

The Printing Impressions Top 400:
In the January issue of Printing Impressions Magazine, Metzgers ranked 370th in the annual Top 400 list of the largest printing companies in North America. After 23% sales growth over 2007, Metzgers moved up the chart from 391 to 370. No other Toledo owned printing firms were listed.

About Metzgers
Metzgers was founded in 1976 as a typesetting company. The company is thought of by its customers, friends and by industry experts as a Leader in Service and Technology. Although Metzgers is a Printing + Mailing company they provide a host of other services including data mining, cross-media campaigns, statement printing, coping services, sales kit fulfillment and literature distribution along with web-to-print, eBrochures, eGramms and photo-books.

Please ask for a tour and demo of our web-to-print solutions or our other services by emailing: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or use our Contact Us form.

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