A pioneer in promotional products, Amsterdam Printing is celebrating 115 years of innovation. As YNN's Maria Valvanis explains, reaching this milestone proves the sky is the limit.
AMSTERDAM, N.Y. -- It was all cheers Monday as leaders and local representatives celebrated the 115th anniversary of Amsterdam Printing.
"The company was started by Abraham Singer in 1898 in the back of his apartment," said President Tim Broadhead.
Singer then moved his one man print shop from his New York City apartment to the Town of Amsterdam and the rest was history.
"Amsterdam Print is one of our top ten employers in the town," said Town of Amsterdam Supervisor Thomas DiMezza.
Employing more than 500 people, the business has evolved, as has the product selection.
Broadhead said, "We have over 9,000 products that our customers can buy from us and we produce 80 percent of those products."
The most popular item? Customized pens. The organization does somewhere between $400,000 and $500,000 in sales per day.
"Our company has been successful over time because of the innovation and the creativity of our employees," Broadhead said.
And as one milestone is reached, officials say the sky's the limit for the future.
"Our market is that we sell to small businesses. That will continue to be our focus and we want to figure out how to sell even better," said Broadhead.
"I'm pleased, the town board is pleased and hopefully we continue to grow as well," said DiMezza.