Target Print & Mail helps local businesses by printing COVID-19 safety signs, manufacturing PPE

Posted at 5:41 PM, Aug 17, 2020
and last updated 2020-08-17 17:41:14-04

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WTXL) — A local printing business is rebounding after the pandemic by answering the call for new needs in our community.

Target Print and Mail is keeping jobs local while keeping people safe across the Capital City.

John Ward is one of the 23 employees working through the pandemic to keep the printing going at Target Print & Mail in Tallahassee.

"Never seen anything like this," said Ward. "It's crazy."

He's been with the company for 28 years. Now, he's helping get educational booklets to kids going back to school.

"They have done so much for us through this whole pandemic," Ward said.

He's talking about the company's leaders.

"We're going to do everything we can to stay strong," said Tracey Cohen, the president of the company.

"About 40 percent of our business comes from event-related services," Tracey Cohen said.

When the pandemic canceled those events, they had to make some changes, like consolidating under one roof.

"We've kind of pivoted into doing more safety materials," said Tracey Cohen.

They're staying busy in that respect because of the pandemic, printing floor signs reminding people to stay six feet apart from one another for local businesses and Florida A&M University.

"It's been nice for us to be able to play a role," said Jeremy Cohen, who works in Business Development for Target Print and Mail. "We've also have done a lot of signage for businesses and organizations saying 'We're still here.'"

Their signs can be seen all over the city, including outside Food Glorious Food, which lets drivers know they're open for take-out.

"Doing good while doing well, which is what I think every business strives to do," Jeremy Cohen said.

As business bounces back, Ward says he's glad to play a part in the rebound.

"Very grateful," said Ward.

Target Print and Mail also makes personal protective equipment like face shields to keep the community safe.

Jeremy Cohen says they're hoping for a safe football season in the area, which could benefit them and other establishments around Tallahassee.

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