Calling the company’s achievements “impressive,” Ohio Lt. Governor Mary Taylor toured Freeport Press in Freeport, Ohio yesterday and acknowledged their significant growth over the past several years during the economic downturn.
“I’m very excited to learn more about your business and see it first hand,” Taylor said. “It’s impressive what you’ve been able to accomplish.”
Dave Pilcher Sr., President and Owner of the Freeport Press, gave credit to many who have assisted over the years including: the State of Ohio with a Pioneer Rural Loan; USDA backed expansions; the Tuscarawas Port Authority; and the Finance Fund.
The Finance Fund, represented at yesterday’s event by Director of Public Affairs Andy Hardy, was introduced to Freeport Press by former Ohio Congressman Zack Space from the 18th District. Pilcher also acknowledged their banking representatives from Huntington Bank and several Harrison County officials who were part of the plant visit, along with the entire Freeport Press management staff and his two sons, David and James.
Lt. Governor. Taylor recognized Freeport’s strong partnerships for success.
“I appreciate the support you’ve gotten here locally,” Taylor continued. “That means a lot when you can get all the right people in the room working together, both in the private sector and the public sector, to make something like this happen and to keep it going when you face very difficult times.”
The Lt. Governor took time to tour the facility and saw first-hand how Freeport Press is using some of the latest technology in the print industry to produce high quality cost effective magazines and catalogs. Dave Pilcher Sr. is proud of the success his team has accomplished, with the assistance of many of the organizations and leaders visiting yesterday. Look for a major announcement regarding Freeport Press corporate expansion plans in the very near future.