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Impressions Worldwide Moves to New Building

 

Burlington – Impressions Worldwide Inc. has leased the new industrial building at 11656 Knudson Road in the Port of Skagit’s Bayview Business Park that formerly was occupied by The Holloman Group.

Impressions Worldwide specializes in the rebuilding, selling, installing and servicing offset web printing presses for newspapers. The company, which has delivered and installed presses to more than 30 countries, is expanding from another building at the Bayview Business Park to accommodate growth in its business. Impressions currently employs 15 people, up from eight last year and will continue to add positions after the move into the new building is complete, said Tom Loesch, owner of the company. The transition into the new facility is currently under way and will conclude in February of 2011.

“With our existing lease expiring, we spent nearly a year looking for a facility that will allow us to grow, give us the presence we are looking for and also long term security. This property solves all of our needs and we are very pleased to be staying here at the port,” Loesch said.

The port awarded a contract in May 2009 to Tiger Construction Ltd, of Everson, to construct the 13,304-square-foot building, which was designed by Carletti Architects, Mount Vernon, in consultation with port staff. Construction reached substantial completion on Jan. 7, 2010. The building is designed to accommodate light industrial and manufacturing businesses and can be internally reconfigured to allow for various tenants over its expected 50-year useful life.

The Port originally built the building for the Holloman Group, a woodworking cabinet manufacturer that moved from a smaller space in the Bayview Business Park. That company ceased operations and vacated the building in October.

Tom Loesch founded Impressions Worldwide Inc. in 1995. He began his career in this industry during the early 1970's selling newspapers on the docks of Southeast Alaska. No one knew then that a string of technological advances would turn the printing presses of that era into the efficient machines they are today. Impressions now maintains one of the largest inventories of used Goss Community and Urbanite presses in the United States. Impressions offers many levels of reconditioning to suit the needs of virtually any budget.

Impressions has assembled a professional team of experts, each with specific talents, that together has over 150 years of combined experience in the industry. Now with sales, service, fabricating and electrical departments, Impressions continues to expand to meet its customers' needs. #

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