JAMESTOWN – JRSC Digital, formerly known as Jamestown Rubber Stamp Co., cut the ribbon on a new expansion to their Foote Avenue Ext. complex Monday.
“It is a great company to work for,” said Mark Summers, the Regional Sales Representative for JRSC Digital. “Our owner is always expanding capabilities, product lines. They originally started with just Rubber Stamps and now we do printing and mailing and full-time for national companies.”
Jamestown Rubber Stamp Co., founded by Tony Raffa and his wife, started business in a garage in Jamestown in 1956. Today, the company is run by Raffa’s grandsons who have expanded the business into more than just rubber stamping.
The new addition to JRSC Digital, JRSC Express, offers full service pack and ship along with on demand printing, storage trailers, and storage containers.
JRSC Digital, meanwhile, offers a variety of services that includes anything from custom apparel, to promotional products, to UV Printing to fulfillment services, using high tech equipment that mega corporations like Amazon use.
“With the way the internet is, you choose where you want to stay, and you can produce and send throughout the world,” explained Summers.
Chautauqua County Executive George Borrello was on hand to help cut the ribbon. Borrello said this business is just another testament to business growth and development in Chautauqua County.
“We have very resilient businesses here in Chautauqua County, and this is a perfect example, a company that started in the rubber stamp business, and expanded and adapted,” Borrello said. “It’s, really, a lesson for all businesses that, even in this economy where people are concerned about foreign or online competition, that you can grow and thrive if you’re able to adapt to change in the market.”
The county executive previously worked in the marketing field. He was impressed during an approximately one-hour tour of the facility seeing the ins-and-outs of their operation.
“I have a lot of experience in marketing, so it was really impressive to see this operation here,” Borrello said. “I didn’t realize that they were as vertically integrated and expanded into the printing business as they are here.”
“It’s truly impressive to see, not only the broad spectrum of printing, but the other services they provide.”
Summers said that with the new expansion, JRSC Digital is always looking for new employees. So far, the company has hired two new employees.
“The way to find out about any job that we have opening is to go to our website. That is just the way we do things, we are a digital company.”