Minuteman Press celebrates 40 years of franchising in Canada

Bob Titus.
Bob Titus.

Minuteman Press International, one of the world’s largest design, marketing and printing franchises, is celebrating its 40th anniversary of franchising in Canada. “After expanding our franchise operations in the U.S. in 1975, we decided to bring our passion for printing and entrepreneurship to Canada. Our first Canada-based Minuteman Press franchise opened in the summer of 1978 in Mississauga, Ontario, and the rest is history,” said Bob Titus, Minuteman Press International President and CEO. “The way that we’ve grown and evolved our business from everyday printing essentials to now include anything you can put a name, image or logo on, is really an incredible feat. Our Canada centres are full-service printing and marketing providers that design and produce large-format posters and signs, custom-branded apparel, promotional products ranging from water bottles and reusable tote bags to USB drives, direct-mail campaigns from start to finish, and of course, all things printed on paper. Our franchise owners are certainly thankful for our expanded products and services lines, just as we’re thankful for their dedicated service to their business communities in Canada.”

Minuteman currently has 74 franchises across Canada.

Today, Minuteman Press has 74 franchises operating in Canada that are supported by local regional support teams in Toronto and Vancouver. Based in Toronto, Kevin Wittal is Minuteman Press International Regional Vice President for Eastern Canada. “Minuteman Press is a world-class organization and we’re proud of our 40-year track record in Canada. I love working with Minuteman Press owners here in Eastern Canada, and it’s very gratifying to help them grow their businesses.” Neil MacLeod, Minuteman Press International Regional Vice President for Vancouver and Western Canada, added: “When people sign on to own a Minuteman Press franchise, they’re joining a bigger family. I believe the support that we offer is second to none, as is our collective knowledge and experience in the industry.”

 

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Tony Curcio is the editor of Graphic Arts Magazine.