Landoll Inc.--Never Give Up, No Matter What
Not that Landoll isn't performing already: A business that's worth about $1 million per share is the epitome of "performance plus." On the industry map, Landoll's "X" leads to a treasure trove of success.
A Midas Touch
With a Midas-like touch, Landoll has paved a yellow (gold) brick road to the top. But it's a road paved with kindness and good intentions—where a man who rose from rags to riches gives something back to those who give so much to him.
"You have to believe in yourself," says Landoll. "And you have to believe in your employees, as well. If you do, they'll never let you down. After all, they're the ones who got you where you are."
Trust and loyalty are two things Landoll says every business should offer its workers. If more companies did this, their businesses would be more successful. Considering his track record, this man should know.
Landoll, who started working at age 8 when his father died, served an Army tour after high school, then went to work for Ford Motor Co. as an assembly line worker. Recognized as an engineering whiz, Landoll was trained in-house as a Ford engineer.
Top Secret Design
Landoll later incorporated this experience into his print operation, often re-engineering the machinery to save on time, runs, etc. The redesign of one of his presses is so secret, it's housed in a vault to protect the company's competitive edge.
Part of that edge can be attributed to Landoll's innate engineering abilities. The other part is a result of the energy Landoll expends to develop new production methods. The company is using computer-to-plate technology, which Landoll says cuts costs, quickens delivery time and enhances product quality.
In addition, Landoll says Creo brought the company up to speed with the latest prepress methods, and a multitude of exciting new finishing techniques are constantly being developed.