Minuteman Press franchisee Tony Loffredo celebrates 25 years of business and prepares to hand over the reins to his son.
After spending more than 45 years in the printing world, with 25 of those being at the head of his very own Minuteman Press franchise, Tony Loffredo is handing down the business he’s built to his son Mark.
The Hamilton, New Jersey native is thrilled to have built a business that his hardworking son Mark can take over and is heading into retirement confident that Mark will continue to run the business to an exceptionally high standard.
Speaking about his business journey with the printing franchise, Tony said:
“When you work for a large company or corporation, it can be difficult to see the direct payoff of your efforts, but in a small business you see the fruits of your labour directly. Although running your own business comes with more responsibility, being the one to make all the decisions and decide how all things get done is definitely a plus. Now, after 25 years, it makes me happy to be able to pass the business along to my son Mark and provide him with the same opportunities.”
He shared his secrets to success:
“I have always put the necessary time into my business in order to make it successful. It is also important to hire and retain the best staff you can find; they are your best assets. Along with my son Mark, we have been very fortunate to hire David Simonson 18 years ago as a pressman. Dave has shown to be a tremendous help and team player throughout the years. As the industry has advanced to more computer-oriented work, Dave has taken on more responsibilities and has proved to be a great asset.”
Mark revealed how he plans to take the business forward.
“We have customers across every industry, which speaks to the versatility and universal need for our products and services. Having customers that have multiple locations throughout New Jersey that we can service is gratifying to us and we enjoy the opportunity to be part of their growth and expansion. Minuteman Press International works with you in every way, and their team also keeps up with modern technology. They are always there when you need them.”
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