4imprint Inc.’s Oshkosh expansion to create 150 jobs

Special to The Freeman

Jan. 15, 2015

OSHKOSH — A $10.8 million project to expand the offices and production facilities for Oshkosh-based 4imprint Inc. will result in the creation of 150 new jobs, according to a Thursday announcement.

The expansion is the result of increasing customer demand for the services offered by the international direct marketer of promotional products. 4imprint will expand its corporate offices in downtown Oshkosh by 25,000 square feet and will add 100,000 square feet to its distribution center, located five miles west of the corporate headquarters, according to the announcement.

“Our entire team is excited about this project as it is driven by our rapid growth,” said Kevin Lyons-Tarr, CEO of 4imprint, in a statement. “As a company, our goal is to deliver remarkable service and this expansion helps us meet that goal. We are grateful to the state and city teams for their support of our growth objectives.”

The corporate office expansion will create needed space for 4imprint’s growing staff in areas such as customer service, marketing and merchandising, IT, administration, support and management. 4imprint currently employs 650 workers. The expansion project is expected to be complete by April, according to the announcement.

Expansion of the distribution center will begin in spring and is expected to be completed by the end of this summer.

Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation has authorized 4imprint to receive up to $1 million in economic development tax credits, which will determined by the number of jobs created, according to the announcement.

“4imprint is an international company that had many options when it came to expanding its operations. WEDC is pleased to provide the assistance that enabled this strong company to not only stay in Oshkosh, but to continue to grow here,” said Reed Hall, secretary and CEO of WEDC, the state’s lead economic development organization.

Founded in 1988, 4imprint provides business, government and nonprofit organizations with promotional merchandise, including imprinted promotional products, advertising specialties and personalized gifts. Its parent company, 4imprint Group plc, is based in London.