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EDC announces merger and expansion with Memphis company

Screen PrintingAfter months of negotiations, Executive Data Control and Sundial Shirt Company are announcing a merger and expansion that brings an anticipated $4.5 million in revenue and $100,000 additional capital investment.

EDC anticipates the creation of up to 15 manufacturing jobs in Springfield as part of the merger and expansion, along with a facility expansion of 4,500 sq.ft.. “We will be adding another automatic screen printing machine to Sundial’s already sizeable collection,” said Steve Visio, president of EDC.

EDC has experienced 23 percent growth since 2010 and anticipates a 24 percent sales increase in 2013 for sales of over $4.5 million.

The new company will go by EDC and provide management services for decorated apparel, identity, and promotional products programs with a focus on customer  service, technology, and savings.

John Wachob, founder of Sundial Shirt Company, a ten-year-old screen printing company based Memphis,TN, will serve as EDC’s vice president and co-owner. No stranger to the area, Wachob is an Evangel University graduate, who has always wanted to move back to the Springfield area. At Evangel, Wachob played football and was named NAIA All-American in 1995 and 1996. Evangel University later inducted him into the Evangel Athletics Hall of Fame in 2010.

This merger allows Wachob to continue leading the amazing growth he has experienced in 2012 with sales of over $1.2 M, and combine it with the growth Executive Data Control has experienced over the same time frame. “Combining the strengths of Sundial Shirt Company and EDC will make for a very bright future,” says Wachob. “The services and products we can now offer will be very attractive to our existing customers and new customers that we will begin relationships with in the greater Springfield area.”

EDC is well positioned to expand its services that the family-owned business has built over the last 46 years to include production of screen-printed decorated apparel. Wachob brings more than 10 years experience in the screen printing industry, while EDC adds full embroidery and digital print as well as online eStores to Wachob’s capabilities.

EDC’s mission is about making your daily life easier. With our technology, our wide variety of specialty graphics solutions, and our supply chain integration we can solve complicated distribution problems while saving money. Call EDC at 800-445-2946 to take a tour of our new facility.

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