Standard Spending $10M on Center of Excellence
DAYTON, OH—Standard Register has announced plans for a new national Center of Excellence for digital printing, kitting and distribution in Jeffersonville, IN, which is in the greater Louisville, KY, metropolitan area. This new 335,000-square-foot center will provide Standard Register customers more flexible delivery options and improved speed-to-market for communications products, services and solutions.
The Indiana Economic Development Corporation offered Standard Register EDGE (Economic Development for a Growing Economy) tax credits and a training grant from the Skills Enhancement Fund in support of the project along with enterprise zone investment deductions from the River Ridge Development Authority.
“Standard Register’s $10 million investment in this new Center of Excellence allows us to operate more efficiently, advance our digital printing capabilities and leverage the deep capability of the local workforce to better serve our customers,” said Joseph Morgan Jr., president and CEO.
The new Center of Excellence, which is expected to be operational early in the third quarter of 2013, will leverage technologies for advanced color management, planning and scheduling, and workflow management. The center will also offer distribution and kitting services similar to other Standard Register facilities including secure storage areas, order fulfillment, track and trace, and kitting, while also utilizing RF scanning, barcoding and RFID technology. The center’s proximity will provide easy access to United Parcel Service’s (UPS) Worldport, reportedly the world’s largest fully automated package handling facility.
To take full advantage of the enhanced capabilities and support customer requirements, some operations from existing Standard Register facilities will be transferred to the new center. The company will maintain local presence in the current manufacturing and distribution network to meet customer needs.