Friday, November 18, 2016

Latvian company Printful comes to the Carolinas

Latvian company Printful held a ribbon-cutting ceremony Tuesday morning for their new location just outside of Charlotte, North Carolina. CEO Dāvis Siksnāns was on hand, as well as the Latvian Ambassador Andris Teikmanis, and after the official program guests were offered a tour of the facilities before an informal presentation and celebratory glass of champagne.

Printful CEO with Latvian Ambassador

Printful was launched in 2013 as a print-on-demand dropshipping company that prints and ships print products for ecommerce retailers. They expect to hire 200 new employees in Charlotte by the end of 2018, and over the next five years plan to expand to other countries, like the UK and Australia. The Charlotte plant is the second in the US, with programming, design and project management still headquartered in Latvia.

I was honored to be present for this occasion, and am looking forward to seeing Printful grow in the Carolinas! It is exciting to see Latvian companies do well on the American market, and it is nice to be reminded of the innovation and start-up culture present in Latvia. For more information on Printful, please visit their website,

From left to right: Mr. Egils Leimanis, Second Secretary/Economic issues; yours truly; H.E. Mr. Andris Teikmanis, Ambassador of the Republic of Latvia to the USA; Dāvis Siksnāns, Printful CEO

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