By Jennifer Farnsworth
What started as a small printing business in the basement of a residential home is now a growing business that husband and wife Robert Chadwick and Wendy LaFountain Chadwick envisioned just over 30 years ago.
ARCA Ink screen printing relocated to South Glens Falls on Bluebird Road just after the new year, a move that Robert Chadwick said will allow the business to continue to grow.
Chadwick said the decision to move into a larger location immediately improved the ease of production for the business.
“The move has helped us so far by giving us the ability to expand our production. We have the space to set up production equipment to meet the needs being generated by sales. This, in turn, is giving us the opportunity to place ads for new jobs as a result of production requirements.”
At ARCA, they never turn away an order based on size, Chadwick said. No order is too small or too big. They offer services like screen printing and embroidery in-house. They also print coffee mugs, pens, business cards, almost anything that needs a logo.
“The move to South Glens Falls has given us a great location by placing us in the center between Glens Falls and Saratoga, thus opening a more southern-area market to draw from,” said Chadwick.
LaFountain Chadwick started screen printing in 1986, working for several different screen printing companies in the area.
Chadwick said he and his wife went into business together in 2001, after the birth of their youngest child. In 2003, the business relocated from the couple’s basement to a commercial location in Queensbury.
Chadwick said the Bluebird Road location allows them to tap deeper into the demographic they work with most—local businesses, schools and municipalities.
“We are also excited to be about a half-mile from both South Glens Falls High School and Moreau Recreational Park, both of which offer opportunities for businesses like ours,” said Chadwick.
Chadwick said they are excited about the future and expect the company to keep expanding
“The size of our facility gives us opportunities as well, and most of which will be up and running in the near future. We are in the middle of designing and building a new 1,000-square-foot showroom that will have all the latest styles of clothing for customers to stop by and see. We have many areas in which we anticipate growth, all of which are geared towards helping others and getting their business/organization to grow as well,” said Chadwick.
“It is going to be an exciting future for ARCA Ink, and we really feel at home in our new location. There have been so many people stopping by to check the new place out. We are planning on having an open house after we get everything up and running,” said Chadwick.
To learn more about ARCA Ink, visit www.arcaink.com.