Design Mark Industries (http://design-mark.com) has announced the relocation of its headquarters from Wareham to 22 Logan St., New Bedford, as of Oct. 1.
The company provides engineering-based solutions for production of precise user-interface technologies such as membrane switches, graphic overlays, rubber keypads, functional die cuts, control panel assemblies, custom plastic labels and more. Design Mark employs 64 people.
Design Mark Industries President and CEO Renaud Megard said the company made the move in part as a result of its continued growth and expansion. Its previous building was approximately 17,000 square feet; the new building – an old mill that dates back to 1881 and which has been completely renovated – is approximately 42,000 square feet.
The new location will additionally house the company’s four HP Indigo digital web and sheet-fed presses, high resolution screen and flexographic printing equipment and a cutting-edge finishing department with laser, rotary, router and conventional die-cutting capabilities. Having the technology to print on virtually all paper and plastic substrates allows Design Mark to work with any industry, Megard noted.
The new location is in the center of New Bedford, near the waterfront and with easy access to the area highways (Interstate 195 and Route 140) and the proposed South Coast Rail.
“New Bedford is known for its cultural heritage and strong work ethic, and we are very happy to increase our footprint and further develop our activities in this vibrant community,” said Megard. “We are constantly striving for ways to improve our processes and service to our customers. By expanding into this new facility, we will have additional room to grow with our customers and to continue to bring in technologically advanced equipment that will allow us to expand our product offerings, which will help to keep our customers ahead of their competition.”