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Shreveport printing company now largest parking ticket manufacturer in the U.S.

Southalnd Printing - Shreveport Printing and Promotional Company

Southland Printing Company of Shreveport announced an acquisition of their California-based competitor yesterday detailing a major increase in sales, jobs and productivity from the Shreveport based plant.

Digital Printing Systems, headquartered in Azuza, California and run by the Don Nores family, also offered parking tickets to a nation-wide audience. But with the acquisition; Southland Printing is now the largest privately held, family-owned parking ticket manufacturer in the United States, which is a source of pride for Southland’s owner, John A. Manno, Jr., and his employees.

“This acquisition creates a stronger platform for growth and positions us to better serve our nation and our local community,” said Manno. “We’re excited for the future and excited to grow our business right here in Shreveport.”

With said expansion, Southland Printing Company will produce close to 1.5 billion tickets per year and service all 50 states as well as over 49 countries around the world.

Effective immediately; Southland hiring managers will be offering jobs in the following fields and welcome all applicants for consideration.

-Customer Service Reps/Pay Rate is $16 per hour: Responsible for serving existing customers by selling products and meeting customer needs.

-PrePress Technicians: Generate digital images and print files for digital press that comply with job and departmental specifications and procedures. Perform typesetting and platemaking functions for the Prepress Department.

-Digital Press Operators: Responsible for the operation of Digital printing press to produce high quality printed products for on-time delivery.

-Press Assistants: Responsible for packaging printed products produced on a printing press.

Furthermore, the company believes in rewarding its nexis of employees and treating them as family.

“These positions are desirable for anyone looking for a long-term career, room for advancement and job security-which is hard to find in today’s somewhat abysmal marketplace,” said Manno.

And with college expenses continuing to soar; Southland’s skilled labor positions offer a great alternative to the work force and one that can turn into a life-long career.

“More than half of our current employees have been with the company over 20 years and some as long as 40 years,” said Manno.

According to the College Board, the average cost of tuition and fees for the 2017–2018 school year was $34,740 at private colleges, $9,970 for state residents at public colleges, and $25,620 for out-of-state residents attending public universities. With a career in the skilled labor force; this cost can be mitigated and can offer young adults immediate earning potential and other benefits that are hard to find in today’s economy.

“We offer paid sick time, health insurance, dental insurance, holiday leave and paid vacation time too,” said Manno. Plus, Southland Printing has been named one of Shreveport’s best places to work for many years. To apply for jobs with Southland; go to www.southlandprinting.com.

About author

Paul Savage, Jr. is a graduate of Centenary College of Louisiana and currently serves as Director of Marketing, Communication, and Public Relations for the Greater Shreveport Chamber. He also owns a full-service, integrated marketing agency, Savage Creative Solutions. Savage is a local marketing and communication professional, entrepreneur, and accomplished author. His debut memoir, "Diary of A Testicular Cancer Survivor," has been featured on Amazon's best-seller list.
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