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Postal Center International Celebrates 35 Years of Print, Mail + Marketing

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Postal
Center International (PCI)
, the leading print, mail and marketing
solutions provider, today announced that it is celebrating 35 years of
business, as the company continues to deliver on its hallmark services
while strengthening its position as a technology leader in the print,
mail and marketing industry. The milestone is punctuated by a series of
critical investments, including but not limited to, new best-in-class
equipment, software and division updates, which are designed to provide
greater redundancy, integration and efficiency.

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A Powerhouse Team (L to R): Ana C. Cifuentes, executive assistant; Brian McGrath, chief information  ...

A Powerhouse Team (L to R): Ana C. Cifuentes, executive assistant; Brian McGrath, chief information officer; Chris Diaz, vice president, Operations; Stephen M. Gussman, executive vice president; Ismael Diaz, president; Dennis R. Garcia, chief financial officer; Henry Herrera, executive director, Operations; and Laina M. Kawass, executive director, Sales + Marketing (Photo: Business Wire)

Its largest investment to date, the build-out of its new corporate
headquarters in Weston, Fla., has commenced in advance of its move
scheduled for Summer 2019. As previously reported, the new corporate
headquarters will increase the company’s current footprint by ±100,000
square feet for a total of 225,000 square feet of office, production and
warehouse space. The facility will be a single occupancy building with
PCI and its family of brands, including Original
Impressions (OI)
as the only tenant.

“This is a critical time in our business as we continue to build on the
momentum of our steady and record-performing growth year over year,”
said Ismael Diaz, president, Postal Center International. “We have a
legacy of operating vigor and are committed to transforming the company
through new equipment, software and business model updates that not only
serve to support our corporate headquarters move, but also increase our
capacity and enhance productivity while delivering deeper competitive
advantages to our growing roster of enterprise clients.”

Pressing Forward

Speed, security and redundancy are critical components to the Company’s
success, as such the Heidelberg CX 102 has been added to the company’s
arsenal of print equipment to deliver exceptional results on an
extensive range of substrates. The press offers the highest quality on a
commercially-printed sheet, which can only be accomplished through a new
state-of-the-art plate setter that accommodates the highest quality
plate-making needs. The press allows the company to now combine
sustainability with outstanding quality, offering clients a wide range
of surface finishing options with decreasing dry times, which means
enhanced and unmatched turnaround times.

The Screen Truepress Jet520NX was also added to deliver on the company’s
value proposition of providing the highest quality product at the lowest
possible price. Touted as the next generation full-color inkjet
printing, the press is changing the look and feel of clients’ monthly
statements, invoices, policies and other documents, allowing for more
flexibility and expandability than any other high-speed, full-color
variable inkjet system currently on the market. The press supports
magnetic ink for MICR and UV visible ink. It secures authenticity of
physical printing and adds special attributes without the need for any
extra processes. This, in line with the new Criterion and Apex sorters
that were also purchased, provide a complete, end-to end solution for
clients.

The two new sorters meet the high-speed mail processing needs of clients
with two-tier bins that are ideal for processing a wide range of mail
types from postcards to flats, as well as a variety of processes from
simple barcode sorting to complex database lookups and image processing.
These, along with the company’s complete line of sorters, can now
process more than three million pieces of mail each day.

Fueling the Business for Enhanced Growth

In addition to equipment upgrades, the company has placed a heightened
focus on its Fulfillment division, which provides seamless integration
post production. The division has been re-tooled to better accommodate
both the business’ and clients’ needs, providing clients with complete
visibility to their inventory via 24/7, SOC2, Type II and HITRUST CSF®
secure access for best-in-class fulfillment and distribution needs. The
operation was reorganized to improve scalability, quality, cost and
redundancy, as well as to support a faster, more effective order
fulfillment process. New technologies are also being leveraged for
enhanced integration and streamlined execution, as well as to introduce
barcoding to improve performance and productivity. These efforts will
deliver on speed, quality, integrity and enhanced visibility of clients’
inventory like never before. The optimized approach will better support:

  • Unlimited number of SKUs
  • Varied inventory requiring secure, humidity controlled and ambient
    temperature storage capacity
  • Seasonal shifts in volume accommodated by a seasoned team of in-house
    fulfillment specialists
  • Enhanced, user-intuitive client experience via an online portal that
    expedites order processing

Saluting Our Founders

The Company was founded by Arturo and Susan Echarte in April 1984. To
salute the company’s 35th anniversary, it is hosting an event
for all employees that pays homage to its Founders’ Cuban history and
celebrates the more than 250 associates who have helped to grow the
business. The event will run across both its Dade and Broward campuses
today and tomorrow. Associates will be treated to breakfast, a
celebratory Cafecito toast, Miami-style, and commemorative gifts. The
Company has also released its second annual Impact
Report
that shares highlights from 2018 and forward-looking updates
that articulate the Company’s commitment to Purpose, Partnership and
Performance.

About Postal Center International

Postal Center International (PCI) is the leading print, mail and
marketing solutions provider in South Florida. Renowned for being the
largest, state-of-the-art transactional printer, postal and mail
processing service organization, the Company’s family of brands,
including Original Impressions (OI) employs 250+ employees and boasts
combined annual sales of approximately $80 million. The Company
specializes in Marketing, Creative Design, Web Development, Printing,
Mailing, Fulfillment, Signs, Supply Management and Promotional Materials
for clients across a broad spectrum of industries, including but not
limited to Banking, Beverages, Cosmetics, Cruise Lines, Fast Food,
Government, Healthcare and Hospitality. Through its family of brands,
the Company is a triple certified printer, authorized to purchase FSC,
SFI and PEFC certified papers and print the certified logos on client
collateral. It is also a Certified Minority Supplier at the local, state
and national levels and is SOC 2, Type II Certified, HITRUST CSF® and
HIPAA Compliant. To learn more about Postal Center International and its
family of brands, please visit www.PCIbrands.com.