Townsville-based printer, Lamont Print + Signs, welcomed more than 100 people to an open house event last week to celebrate its recently expanded premises.
According to Stephen Lamont, the event not only showed off the company’s vast array of printing equipment but was also a thank-you to the local community for supporting their business.
The business has recently expanded to include a new banner factory building housing the company’s HP Latex 2700 as well as its Plastgrommet eyelet machine and Miller T400 Weldmaster.
Also within the other part of the premises are one HP Latex 1500 machine, 2 Latex HP 800s Latex R1000, R2000 machines, HP Latext 3600 with mesh kit and an Esko Kongsberg C65 table.
“The reason for this event is to showcase where Lamont is today as a company and the journey we have taken to get to this point,” Lamont said as he addressed the crowd.
“We would also like to acknowledge our partners who constantly support us in our endeavours whether they are a supplier, a reseller or retail client. We started this journey in a little office 50 metres from here 18 years ago – when Julie, Daniel and I had a printer, a laminator and a table – and we decided to start our own business.
“Our over-arching goal was to leverage the latest and the best signage machinery we could afford to become the best business we could be, and we wanted to get the best technology and we wanted to bring that technology to Townsville which as a city has always punched well above its weight.
“We have always believed that Townsville deserved a production facility like this, so that we can look after the local community and keep the money here rather than Sydney, Melbourne, or Brisbane,” he said.
The Townsville-based printer invited local politicians including State Minister Hon Les Walker and Federal Member for Herbert Hon.
Phillip Thompson OAM as well as a number of suppliers including Spicers, resellers and end customers from the local business community were also in attendance.
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