“The QBTC has been a valuable asset to our community and we applaud the accomplishments this organization has made in the last thirty years of existence. Since its inception, between 60 and 65 established businesses got their start at the QBTC, creating over 500 jobs. In addition, the QBTC is ideally located on the western edge of our Central Business District allowing its tenant businesses convenient access to major roadways as well as trucking, rail and barge services.”
Quincy Mayor Kyle Moore
“Landmarx Screen Printed and Embroidered Products Inc. would like to express its gratitude and appreciation to the Quincy Business and Technology Center. Without the help and support from the QBTC the now 19-year-old screen printing company may not have been a reality.
Like many startup companies, Landmarx Inc. began its venture in a garage with a small printing press, and the drive to become biggest and best in our industry. A few months in business, the garage was already inadequate, and unable to house all the equipment and inventory needed for the growing customer base.
Looking for suitable space to house our equipment became a frustrating task! Then I stumbled across the Quincy Business and Technology Center. Instead of a desk and a printing press in the middle of a small garage floor, we now had conference rooms, loading docks, and plenty of production space with the option to expand at any time.
Looking back, I think the largest asset was being surrounded by other startups. Having several businesses under the same roof gave us an endless supply of support.
For us, it was also dozens of potential customers just a few footsteps away. Some of our largest orders came directly and indirectly from the other businesses located in the facility.
Today, Landmarx Inc. has 20 full-time employees and operates out of it’s own 10,000 square-foot production facility located here in Quincy, Illinois. With the newly added location in Macomb, Illinois, Landmarx Inc. will top $2,750,000 in total revenue for 2016.
The QBTC has helped turn dreams into reality for so many entrepreneurs over the years. What a huge asset to have in our community!”
Ed Moore, Landmarx Screen Printed and Embroidered Products Inc.
“DenLine Uniforms, Inc. has been a tenant at the Quincy Business & Technology Center (QBTC) since 1995, starting with staff of 3 occupying 900 sq. ft., growing to today where we employ a staff of 12 and rent 11,000 sq. ft. Major roles the QBTC played in our growth as a Company include affordable rent, suitable warehouse space for the medical apparel we offer our customers, loading dock access, freight elevator. Very important, we have been able to expand our footprint with more space in the building as our business grew without having the expense and disruption of relocating.”
Dennis L. Adams, DenLine Uniforms, Inc.