NEWS FLASH: Postal Center International (that’s our parent company) was seen mixing and mingling with South Florida’s Business elite at the South Florida Business Journal’s “Business of the Year” signature awards dinner last night. That’s because we were named one of three finalists tapped for the prestigious title in the $50 to $100 Million In Revenues Category. While we didn’t win (kudos to you, Hypower!), we are both proud and honored to have been nominated.
Our President Ismael Diaz said it best: “We are continually redefining the space we work in – at each of our facilities and within our industry. We push the envelope, literally and figuratively, when it comes to the level of service we provide our clients, as well as the dedicated focus we place on having the right people, equipment and processes in place to ensure we deliver at the highest standards.”
And that’s just why he’s at the top of this #PCIOIpowerhouse. He is laser focused on an aggressive acquisition plan, as well other capital investments and operational enhancements to grow our business. In fact, in the last two years, PCI has tripled its revenue and profits while laying the foundation for new growth, which will ultimately benefit the South Florida economy and its labor force. Chief among these has been technology. In addition to hiring a new Chief Information Officer to oversee the IT infrastructure and security across the Company’s family of brands, PCI has made several enhancements to the existing IT network and infrastructure to increase speed, performance and responsiveness.
The Company also received SOC2 Certification that allowed for the implementation of internal controls, security practices, policies and procedures to manage the flow of data throughout its organization for those clients in highly regulated markets. To support this, security cameras were installed to optimize visibility facility-wide; access control systems were placed at all entry points to provide restrictive access and tracking facility-wide; all network security endpoints were hardened to ensure encryption, best practices and data integrity are maintained; and security training of all employees and in-depth security review and background checks were conducted on all employees with access to sensitive data.
Additionally, the Company received G7 certification, which is an industry-leading set of best practices for achieving gray balance and is the driving force for achieving visual similarity across all print processes. The application of this helps the Company’s clients ensure brand consistency across each print run.
Above and beyond this, PCI invested in new equipment, which offer a wider print range and help more efficiently deliver on one-to-one marketing initiatives. It also added an inserting system, which allows letters and flats to be processed on the same system. Barcode scanning, optical mark reading (OMR), 2D barcode scanning and optical character recognition (OCR) are now supported.
All together, these investments have positioned PCI’s family of brands to better serve clients (that’s you!), allowing for unmatched accountability, greater efficiency and streamlined decision-making (and, that’s a win for us).
Watch out, South Florida Business Journal. We are coming back for round 2 – bigger, faster, stronger. That’s just what you can expect from the leading print, mail and marketing solutions provider!