Cedarstream com­pletes a big move

The Standard Journal - - REVIEW AND FORECAST - By Kevin Myrick [email protected] polk­stan­dard­jour­nal.net

Back in April 2018, work be­gan out on an empty lot in Cedar­town’s North­side In­dus­trial Park to bring a busi­ness that for many years have called Main Street home into more spa­cious sur­round­ings.

The goal of the Mor­ris fam­ily as they em­barked on a big ex­pan­sion of Cedarstream was to be able to gain more busi­ness and to do their part as own­ers to help pro­vide more op­por­tu­nity lo­cally.

It might have taken the bet­ter part of the year to com­plete, but in the past weeks the print­ing com­pany in Cedar­town wrapped up the main work on their new 38,800 square foot fa­cil­ity and picked up their equip­ment and moved in.

Al­ready, co-owner Darcy Mor­ris says they’ll prob­a­bly need more space in the near fu­ture, and an­nounced when they be­gan that 15 new jobs would be cre­ated in the process. And there’s still site work to fin­ish up be­fore they can of­fi­cially called them­selves com­pletely moved in.

The project – which be­gan with the fam­ily’s an­nounce­ment in 2017 of Cedarstream’s $4.5 mil­lion in­vest­ment into the new build­ing and fu­ture job growth as the com­pany ex­pands pro­duc­tion ca­pa­bil­i­ties – wrapped up close to the time frame that co-owner Jamie Mor­ris pre­dicted dur­ing last year’s ground­break­ing cer­e­mony.

Con­tract­ing firm Duf­fey South­east were in charge of the con­struc­tion and de­spite some­times in­con­sis­tent weather were able to wrap up ma­jor por­tions of the project be­fore year’s end.

The main por­tion of the work wrapped up in De­cem­ber and in re­cent weeks the com­pany moved to their new North­side In­dus­trial Park head­quar­ters, where they now have con­sol­i­dated all their print­ing op­er­a­tions un­der one roof.

Cedarstream’s of­fer­ings in­clude shirt print­ing and em­broi­dery, vinyl de­cals and even on­line ser­vices help­ing peo­ple cre­ate their own de­signs all in one stop. They were pre­vi­ously spread out be­tween build­ings in down­town Cedar­town to house all of their print­ing equip­ment and ware­house space. They also op­er­ate East Coast Sign Com­pany (started in 2017)

Among their lat­est work was get­ting out a rush or­der ear­lier in the month to cus­tomers in At­lanta sell­ing t-shirts for Pa­tri­ots fans as they left Harts­field-Jack­son In­ter­na­tional Air­port fol­low­ing New Eng­land’s Su­per Bowl LIII win over the Los An­ge­les Rams.

The fam­ily is plan­ning an of­fi­cial grand open­ing of the fa­cil­ity once fi­nal work on the sur­round­ing prop­erty is com­pleted, and have fu­ture plans yet an­nounced for the left­over build­ings down­town.

Cedarstream is now in their 32nd year of op­er­a­tions in Polk County af­ter the com­pany first be­gan in the 400-block of down­town Cedar­town in a small of­fice and grew into their 225 Main Street head­quar­ters over the years be­fore the re­cent move.

The fam­ily also op­er­ates the Cedar­town Mu­seum of Coca-Cola Me­mora­bilia, with Daniel Mor­ris (also a col­lege stu­dent at Washington and Lee Univer­sity in Vir­ginia) as the Ex­ec­u­tive Di­rec­tor.

/ Kevin Myrick

Top: Work­ers are al­ready busy on print­ing lines at Cedarstream’s new fa­cil­ity at the North­side In­dus­trial Park. Above: Cedarstream co-owner Jamie Mor­ris watches Su­per Bowl cham­pi­onship shirts go­ing through the print­ing process dur­ing a late night or­der fol­low­ing the big game on Feb. 3.

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