In August, Monet Graphics moved its production location to Downingtown, PA, USA. Founded in 1996, the flexographic printer of primary labels and coupons found its space in Coatesville, PA, getting a bit crowded, so moving was not a tough decision.
“Everything happened at once to make the decision easy,” says Bob Kantner, president. “The real estate market slowed just as our lease was up. We were able to move closer to our customers and employees and lower our cost for the long term. We were able to reduce our cost and keep them stable for the next decade.”
The new facility has lower ceilings, which will reduce the company’s energy usage and costs by up to 30 percent, Kantner says. “Monet has always had a very aggressive view about environmental responsibility. In early October, we are moving forward with our audit for TLMI’s Project LIFE.” This green program measures environmental responsibility and progress towards reducing a converter’s carbon footprint.
The floor space has only about 10 percent more square feet than before, but according to Steve Dudley, VP of operations, “It seems like it is about 30 percent larger because of the open floor plan, and there are no walls and dividers to work around.” During the move, which took about a week, the company added an offline automatic color proofing system. “This system will allow us to speed the process internally and get more accurate colors to our customers, and approved faster,” adds Dudley.