Governor Wolf announces Photo Printing Lab is moving its out-of-state headquarters to York County, creating more than 100 new jobs
News Release, Workforce Development
Governor Tom Wolf announced that Nations Photo Lab, a subsidiary of Gallery Blocks LLC (d/b/a Artsy Couture) – a full-service professional photographic printing lab formerly based in Cockeysville, Maryland – has moved its headquarters at Springettsbury Township, York County. The relocation will create 125 new full-time jobs in the Susquehanna Valley.
“In this digital age, memories can be captured using many different devices, but they can only be kept forever in printed form,” Governor Wolf said. “Pennsylvania is pleased to welcome Artsy Couture to the Commonwealth and is proud to support them as they create jobs, capture life’s moments and provide an essential service to local photographers.”
As part of Artsy Couture’s relocation and expansion efforts, the company purchased an existing 73,850 square foot building in Springettsbury Township. The move includes the purchase of the building, renovations, new equipment, furniture and professional training costs. The company has pledged to invest $5.6 million in the project.
“Our new, larger manufacturing space in York County will allow us to bring our teams together to increase efficiency, encourage collaboration and support the future growth of our business,” said Harvis Kramer, President of Artsy Couture. “This site will provide great flexibility in our future growth across the United States”
Nations Photo Lab received a funding proposal from the Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED) for the project. The proposal includes a $50,000 Pennsylvania First grant, $125,000 in Job Creation Tax Credits to be distributed upon new job creation and a $52,800 Workforce Training Grant. $. The company was also encouraged by the DCED to apply for a $2 million loan through the Pennsylvania Industrial Development Authority (PIDA).
The project was coordinated by the Governor’s Action Team, an experienced group of economic development professionals who report directly to the Governor and work with businesses considering relocating or expanding in Pennsylvania.
“On behalf of YCEA, I am delighted to welcome Artsy Couture to York County,” said Kevin Schreiber, President and CEO of York County Economic Alliance. “Our team was pleased to support the site finding process and coordinate efforts with the Governor’s Action Team.
Artsy Couture is part of a family of brands under the Millman Multimedia umbrella. His first company was founded in 1999 by CEO Ryan Millman. The full-service photography lab specializes in printing innovative products such as professional-grade photo prints, museum-quality canvas prints, glossy metal prints, rustic wood products, photo albums, and more. archives, photo books and more.
For more information on the Governor’s Action Team, or DCED, visit dced.pa.gov.