Transfer Express, Inc. manufactures custom heat-applied garment transfers known as Easy Prints®, which are used by athletic apparel dealers, T-shirt retailers, and many other markets in all 50 states and several countries.
Incorporated in December 1990, Transfer Express was formed by two principals, Stahls' Inc. and Weaver Screen Print, Inc.
Originally known as Commercial Art Products, Stahls' was founded in 1932 by A.C. Stahl. Specializing in chenille sewing on felt backgrounds, the company soon found that the cutting of felt by hand was very time consuming and could be done much more efficiently using a die and a punch press. The die cutting of felt was divided into a separate company called, "The Stahl Felt Stamping Company," and was taken over by A.C.'s son and daughter-in-law, Ernest and Murice (Ernie and Ricki).
The company, now known as GroupeSTAHL, operates several businesses in the United States and around the world, and is still in the Stahl family, with Ernie and Ricki's son, Ted, now managing the business.
Weaver Screen Print was started in 1978 by Mark and Helen Weaver, who started out by selling garment lettering services to northeastern Ohio sporting goods retailers. The rapidly expanding company was incorporated in 1981.
In 1985, the Weavers' son, Tim, became active full-time in the company. Mark and Tim decided to try to expand their profitability by manufacturing custom transfer products. The transformation from a printing service to a product manufacturer was steady and by 1988 Weaver Screen Print, Inc. sold only custom transfer products.
In 1990 Weaver and Stahls' began to co-market custom transfers and in 1990 formed Transfer Express, Inc., which became a wholly-owned subsidiary of GroupeSTAHL in 2004.
The management of Transfer Express will endeavor to keep the company competitive by using the latest manufacturing, sales, and marketing techniques and will endeavor to allow team members to become the company's greatest assets. The future shows much promise and plenty of room for growth as the company continues to succeed.
Transfer Express has gained a reputation as a strong company and great place to work. Here are some examples why:
• We have been profitable every year since being founded!
• We reinvest hundreds of thousands of dollars into the Company every year for new equipment and technology!
• 2000, 2002-08, 2010, 2011 Northcoast 99 winner, selected as "One of the 99 Best Places to Work in Northeast Ohio"
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