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ImageMark moving in Gaston County, adding employees

ImageMark Business Services Inc. is moving to larger quarters in Gaston County and plans to add 10 employees over the next year as the company grows.

The printing company is relocating to Gastonia from Lowell and expects to be in a renovated 130,000-square-foot building by early August. The company gains about 50,000 square feet in the move, says Walter Payne, ImageMark president.

The new plant will be housed in the former Radici Spandex building at 3145 Northwest Blvd. in Gastonia. The current location contains 77,600 square feet and is at 141 Robins St. in Lowell. The two locations are eight miles apart.

ImageMark has 67 full-time employees and 10 part-timers.

Karen Kaufman, ImageMark executive vice president, says the company is adding technology and convincing customers to bring business back to the United States.

“We’re looking for some contractual work from companies that would bring printing back from overseas,” she says. Payne says one contract would bring a contract worth more than $1 million to ImageMark from China.

Those successes are convincing the company to add employees, Payne says.

ImageMark primarily serves businesses with printing, thermography and fulfillment services. It counts several Fortune 500 corporations among its customers.

Last year, the company bought Imperial Printing Products in Charlotte and will eventually merge its products and services under the ImageMark name, Payne says.