Take a Look Inside Lawton Connect, One of the Oldest Family-Run Printers (Video)
ORLANDO, Fla. — December 7, 2016 — Our friends at INKISH TV, a TV-channel dedicated to the printing industry, had the opportunity to visit Lawton Connect, one of the oldest printing companies in the U.S. that was founded in 1900. The company is also the nation’s longest consecutively family-owned printing company.
At the helm of Lawton Connect is Kimberly Lawton Koon, president, and her husband Tyler Koon, VP. The commercial printing firm specializes in direct mail and political printing, and offers offset, digital and digital wide-format printing, along with a full in-house bindery.
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Lawton Connect is a certified woman-owned business through the Women’s Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC) and a Women Owned Small Business (WOSB) by the U.S. Small Business Administration. The company actually houses a printing museum, which according to Tyler Koon, is "like a walk down memory lane" for many of the print buyers that visit the company.
"The reason that we have the museum is that we always want people to know where we came from," he explains. "That helps them understand where are we going."
According to Kimberly Lawton-Koon, the company has built a culture of employees who really enjoy printing, who see the future in it, and are excited to see it go to the next step.
"Our core values are very important to us, where it's a family 'can-do attitude,' being efficient, being accountable to each other and being a collaborative," she notes. "I think people like to see a company that treats everybody like family, but that also has a mission to move forward."