Posted by: travisodee | August 24, 2009

Message from our President

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In difficult times it is important to know your business partners. A significant number of small and large printing and/or promotional product companies have failed in the last 6 months. Unfortunately, it seems this trend is going to continue, so we feel it is important to understand something about The Odee Company. We will be here.

Established in 1923, The Odee Company has weathered every financial storm in eighty-six years. Since the current economic crisis appears to be more difficult than most, it is important that our present and potential customers know that we are debt free, own our own building and equipment and have reduced costs. The measures we have taken has kept our prices competitive and given us the ability to not raise prices and pass savings on to our print and promo customers.

Let me give you a couple of recent examples:
-We helped more than one customer cut the number of pages in their manuals and publications by helping them understand what page counts and sizes worked best for them. Some of the pages that we cut went against traditional publishing rules but in discussing the needs of the final consumer the savings were more important.
-Size changes from say 8.5×11 down by a 1/8” many times allows us to go to a smaller sheet size bought from the paper mill. We have suggested this to a number of customers that have instituted the changes and have gotten positive feedback.

A bit of advice for consumers who do not print with us, make sure you have copies of all of your printed product files. It would be time consuming and costly if your printer disappeared and new files and artwork had to be recreated. Also, if your printer stores product for you, it is important that you have in writing that your product is your property and is paid for. By doing this, it will simplify the return of your merchandise in a timely manner from a trustee that has a fiduciary responsibility for the bankrupt company. Also, discuss with your insurance agent the ramification of your merchandise stored off site and should your policy be amended to an off site location.

Another suggestion, consider The Odee Company, we are dedicated to reducing your expenses and we have the stability and staff to ease your anxiety with your printing and promotional needs. Also, do not forget The Odee Company is the only FSC, SFI and carbon free printing company in Dallas. Please give us a call and let our eighty-six years of experience ease your mind.

For our customers that have entrusted The Odee Company, a sincere thank you and we look forward to continuing to earn your business every day and assisting you in any way we can.

Sincerely,

Buzz Tatom
President

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