Marc Katz, President of CustomInk addresses 250 Inkers at the opening of the new Reno location.
CUSTOMINK CONTINUES TO GROW; ADDS SECOND LOCATION IN RENO
Creates Up to 300 New Jobs With New Facility
Fairfax, VA – February 10, 2014
CustomInk, the “design online” custom t-shirt company for groups and occasions, announced today it is opening a new 58,000 square foot facility at 9390 Gateway Drive in Reno, Nevada. This is CustomInk’s second facility in Reno since it came to the area in March 2012. Operations at the new location will include sales service and other customer care activities. The company currently employs 320 team members in Reno and expects to generate nearly 300 new jobs in Reno within the next five years.
The new facility will enhance CustomInk’s presence in the western U.S. and help the company provide the highest level of customer care by delivering custom t-shirts quickly, efficiently and on time. Since its founding in 2000, CustomInk has grown to be a leader in the $5 billion custom apparel market, exceeding $170 million in annual revenue in 2013. CustomInk has sold more than 50 million shirts, and employs nearly 1,000 people nationwide.
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WASHINGTON & TYSONS CORNER, Va.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–The Revolution Growth fund today announced a $40 million investment in CustomInk, the web-based, market-leading custom shirts company for groups and occasions. The investment will support CustomInk’s rapid expansion and new growth initiatives as it approaches $200 million in annual revenues, with year over year growth of 50 percent. As part of the transaction, Ted Leonsis, co-founder of Revolution Growth, will join CustomInk’s board of directors.
“The company has already experienced tremendous growth, and we look forward to using our own experience building consumer brands to help the company strategically accelerate that growth.”
“CustomInk sits at a sweet spot of community, creativity, social commerce, and technology. They are revolutionizing their category by combining these elements with a deep dedication to the needs of their customers,” said Ted Leonsis, co-founder of Revolution Growth. “The company has already experienced tremendous growth, and we look forward to using our own experience building consumer brands to help the company strategically accelerate that growth.”
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“Gail’s Groupies” win this week’s Ink of the Week contest!
“On 10/26/13, 45 adults and 14 kids rocked out these fantastic t-shirts while walking in the Making Strides Against Breast Cancer event down at the Chicago Lakefront. Currently my mom is 4 years cancer free, and with family and friends we made strides to help find a cure. Although the team “Gail’s Groupies” is made in honor of my mom, our t-shirts speak the truth. We walk for all survivors and fighters and especially those close to our hearts that are listed on the back of our shirts in a pink ribbon.”
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TYSONS CORNER, VA – Marketwired – Aug 20, 2013
Today, CustomInk announced the launch of its annual Be Good to Each Other campaign (www.customink.com/stopbullying) Coinciding with the back-to-school season and October’s National Bullying Prevention month, the campaign encourages student groups and others to take a stand for kindness and tolerance by designing and wearing custom bullying prevention t-shirts.
All profits from the sale of shirts will benefit CustomInk’s non-profit partner — PACER’s National Bullying Prevention Center (www.pacer.org/bullying), which unites, engages and educates communities nationwide to address bullying through its resources.
As in previous years, celebrities from the worlds of TV/movies, music and sports are lending support to the campaign.
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CUSTOMINK LAUNCHES BOOSTER
New Platform for Raising Funds & Awareness Through Sale of Custom T-Shirts
Tysons Corner, VA – August 13, 2013 –CustomInk
Today, CustomInk is proud to announce the launch of a new platform, Booster, designed to help people raise money and rally support for their causes, loved ones, groups and projects through the online sale of custom t-shirts. We at CustomInk expect Booster to attract veteran fundraisers looking for better tools; and empower newcomers with an easy way to launch their first campaigns.
“At CustomInk, ‘T-shirts Unite!’ is our rallying cry,” said CustomInk’s co-founder & president, Marc Katz. “We know that uniting around a common purpose is important to our customers, and it’s important to us too. We’re extremely excited to introduce this new platform and can already see that a Booster campaign is so much more than a fundraiser. T-shirts raise awareness, boost spirits and create a lasting connection like nothing else. This is all deeply part of our company character,so it’s really a privilege to help people come together and make a positive difference with Booster.”
Booster is simple, fast and free. Campaign organizers design a t-shirt using the design lab, set a selling price and sales goal and then spread the word about their campaign using Booster’s simple tools and social media integration. Our t-shirt pros handle the rest – proofing artwork, creating high-quality shirts and delivering them to supporters. After the campaign has concluded, Booster sends payment to the organizer or his/her designated cause for the full amount of funds raised.
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