After the COVID-19 pandemic hit Peoria, the International Minute Press franchise owned by Tim Earick and Jim McPhetres remained open as an “essential business.”
“March didn’t affect us too much, even with all of the issues going on with the virus. Printing is essential, but it is also flexible so we diversified years ago with services like customized vehicle car wraps, wide format printing, and creative design,” said Earick.
While other businesses saw a drop in customer demands, the printing company remained busy.
For one multi-faceted customer, “We prepared the design, produced it and wrapped 80 cars for this client. His businesses became stronger during COVID-19. He needed fast service and we were there for him,” Earick said.
Car detailing has become a demand service for International Minute Press Peoria. “I am putting racing stripes on sports cars and mud-splashes on Jeeps,” Earick said.
McPhetres, a military veteran, is on the board of directors of the Peoria Chamber of Commerce.
Earick has been in the print industry for 25 years.
International Minute Press, at 9299 W. Olive Avenue, Suite 401, helped the community with a “beat the heat” water drive for the second summer in a row.
For more information on International Minute Press in Peoria, visit peoria-az.intlminutepress.com.