Jon Cummins, president of Paramount Miller Graphics Inc. has announced that the company will discontinue with the Jacksonville printing plant. This decision was made on the last week of December 2011. Cummins said that the company will venture out for other opportunities rather than just a printing company. Jon Cummins have been working with the 100-year-old company for 26 years now with 24 employees.
The president said that the company will now start working in different fields such as digital printing, providing web platforms on Internet in different fields, etc.
“My focus is to close the plant as orderly as possible and do the best job I can in helping our customers and employees transition. The economy has been very challenging. It’s gotten much diluted in a lot of different ways,” said Cummins, the company’s managing partner.
Cummins made it clear that the company will now move to marketing services provider and stop the printing. According to him, the importance of printing is decreasing and now people rely more on the web, social media, sending text messages from their smartphones, etc.
The new business will be carried forward by Jennifer Anderson – Paramount senior account representative. Cummins said, “She is leveraging the name and continuing the legacy. She will be the services provider and represent some of the same people and operations, just not manufacturing.” Cummins will be a part of the customer’s transition.
Cummins, who turned 50 on November 2011, said that he has not decided yet what he will do next but also said, “I have some ideas and I have the rare chance in my life to do whatever I decide.”