Ok, so maybe James Marks isn't growing up, but his company is.
, an Ypsilanti-based screen printing business that has grown 150 percent in the last year, is dropping in on the West Coast.
Marks recently opened a satellite space in Oakland, Calif., to hasten the shipping times of his numerous orders west of the Mighty Mississippi. This is first spot outside of Michigan, but Marks has his eye on 13 more locations around the Nation.
He moved to converted office space in Ypsilanti on Pearl Street and later to 4,000 square feet of space on West Michigan Avenue, which he maintains for production.
While alternative markets are his niche, he's attracting more mainstream business from the likes of the University of Michigan and Eastern Michigan University.
"The company brings energy to Ypsilanti," Marks said. "As we get larger, we'll continue to have a commitment to Ypsilanti. The plan from day one was to be a national company with Ypsilanti as its home."
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