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Minuteman Press marks 40 years of Canadian franchising


July 16, 2018
By PrintAction Staff

Printing franchise Minuteman Press International is celebrating its 40th anniversary of franchising in Canada.

“After expanding our franchise operations in the U.S. in 1975, we decided to bring our passion for printing and entrepreneurship to Canada. Our first Canada-based Minuteman Press franchise opened in the summer of 1978 in Mississauga, Ont., and the rest is history,” says Bob Titus, Minuteman Press International President and CEO.

“The way that we have grown and evolved our business from everyday printing essentials to now include anything you can put a name, image or logo on is really an incredible feat. Our Canada centres are full-service printing and marketing providers that design and produce large format posters and signs, custom branded apparel, promotional products ranging from water bottles and reusable tote bags to USB drives, direct mail campaigns from start to finish, and of course, all things printed on paper.”

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Started in 1973 by Roy Titus and his son Bob, Minuteman Press began franchising in 1975 and has grown to nearly 1,000 business service franchise locations worldwide including Canada, the U.S., Australia, South Africa, and the United Kingdom. Today, the business has 74 franchises operating in Canada that are supported by local regional support teams in Toronto, Ont., and Vancouver, B.C.

Based in Toronto, Kevin Wittal is Minuteman Press International Regional Vice President for Eastern Canada. “Minuteman Press is a world-class organization and we are proud of our 40-year track record in Canada. I love working with Minuteman Press owners here in Eastern Canada and it is very gratifying to help them grow their business,” he says.