Southeastern Acquires Dutton Press
SOUTHEASTERN ACQUIRES DUTTON PRESS
Latest Acquisition Underscores the Company’s Commitment to Growth and Expansion
STUART, FL—Southeastern, one of the largest printing and marketing solutions providers in South Florida, expands its reach with the addition of Dutton Press, effective Oct. 2, 2017. Dutton Press was founded in Hialeah, Florida, in 1969 by Stuart and Dorothy (Dottie) Dutton. Serving the community for over 45 years, the company specializes in all facets of commercial printing. Lawson Dutton, President and COO, shares Southeastern’s core values in supporting the communities we serve, making the synergy between companies immediately apparent. In 1994, Dutton was awarded the Julia Tuttle Award presented by the Greater Miami Chamber of Commerce for their corporate philosophy and community outreach. Southeastern continually identifies ways to enhance the lives of those in our community through #southeasterncares, the company’s charitable arm.
“Lawson Dutton has proven himself as a trusted leader in our industry with a solid reputation that spans decades. We are very proud to have Dutton Press join the Southeastern team,” said Don Mader, President, and CEO of Southeastern.
This is the second acquisition for Southeastern in as many years. In 2016, Southeastern acquired Franklin Dodd Communications in Hialeah, Florida. With the addition of Dutton Press, Southeastern continues to emerge as South Florida’s premier print-centric marketing solutions providers.
“Southeastern’s reputation is that they do what they say they are going to do, they stand behind their work. We share that same philosophy,” said Lawson Dutton, President, and CEO of Dutton Press.
With locations in Stuart, Delray Beach, and Miami, Florida, Southeastern is approaching almost 100 years of successful operation. The company is comprised of nearly 200 associates operating in approximately 200,000 square feet of manufacturing and warehouse space. Southeastern specializes in a wide array of digital and sheet-fed printing, binding and finishing techniques, wide format printing, branded promotional products, comprehensive mailing services, storage and fulfillment; along with industry-leading supply chain management and inventory technology. Southeastern was recently the largest honoree in an awards ceremony celebrating printing excellence by the Printing Association of Florida.
SE Wins Gold in 20th Annual Sappi
Southeastern Wins Gold in 20th Annual Sappi North America Printer of the Year Competition
Southeastern was one of 12 Gold Winners in the 20th Annual North American Printer of the Year competition in the Magazine/Sheet Fed category from Sappi North America, leading producer and supplier of diversified paper and packaging products. Regarded as the world’s most respected accolade of excellence in printed communications, this award recognizes superior innovation and creativity in print across 11 categories for work produced on Sappi papers. The 2017 winners were chosen as the most outstanding print submissions from nearly 1500 entries.
Southeastern’s winning entry was Traditions The Magazine of the Breakers 2017. Published by the Palm Beach Media Group in Palm Beach, Florida, Traditions is a 128-page, five-color, perfect-bound magazine published annually. Sappi’s 100# Opus Dull cover and text paper was used throughout and finished with a matte film laminate.
“This is the second time Southeastern has been recognized for excellence in printing for this publication. In 2014, the company won a Silver,” said Jeff Schramm, Southeastern’s Production Manager.
Sappi has consistently recognized Southeastern over the years in the books, brochures, magazines, and direct mail printing categories. Last year, Southeastern was a Silver winner in the Direct Mail category for the Food for the Poor Campaign Mailer. “Southeastern is helping to shape the future of our industry with inspired, unique and practical projects, and that is why we’re so pleased to present them this award,” said Patti Groh, Director of Marketing Communications, Sappi North America.
With locations in Stuart and Miami, Florida, Southeastern has been providing integrated marketing solutions for clients from small businesses to Fortune 500 companies since 1924. It’s our privilege to help turn marketing complexities into exciting, new opportunities.
To learn more about Southeastern, contact Darcey Thompson, Director of Marketing, at firstname.lastname@example.org .
SE Team Event in Delray
July 18th, 2017 — The whole Southeastern sales team gathered in Delray Beach to participate in brainstorming sessions to develop innovative marketing solutions for our present and future clients. We ended the day in a team-building group “dab.”
Southeastern's Addition of TrackMail+
July 2017—Southeastern announces TrackMAIL+, a new addition to the company’s direct mail offerings. This feature will improve our direct mail client’s success rates and boost ROI by providing precise, real-time mail tracking through the use of an Intelligent Barcode, social media follow-up through Facebook, and interaction call recording.
One of the most dynamic features of TrackMAIL+ is the online follow-up ads. Through our partnership with Google, text and image ads matching your direct mail piece follow your website visitors around the internet after they leave your site. If prospects don’t take the desired action (fill out a form, buy, etc.) on your website the first time, you stay in front of them until they do.
Contact Cathy Brewer, Strategic Sales and Mailing Domain Expert at 954-275-1893 or your sales executive for more information.
TrackMAIL+ by Southeastern, Better marketing, simplified.
PCC Leadership Awards in Washington
Cathy Brewer, Southeastern’s Mailing Domain Expert, recently attended the 2017 PCC Leadership Awards Ceremony held at the United States Postal Service headquarters in Washington, DC. The Miami Dade Postal Customer Council (PCC) was awarded the Bronze award for Education Excellence.
The Miami Dade PCC is a United States Postal Service (USPS) group of both postal and industry members that promotes and educates the mailing community. Cathy has been a board member and has served as Treasurer of the chapter since 2007.
Shown here is Juan Nadal, USPS District Manager, (center) with Mirtha Uriarte, USPS CRC (left) and Cathy Brewer, (right) receiving the Education Leadership award.
The Great Give 2017
On May 17, 2017, Southeastern was proud to participate in the Great Give 2017 in Palm Beach and Martin Counties, a 24-hour online giving event led by the United Way of Palm Beach County, Achieve, Nonprofits First and United Way of Martin County. Great Give 2017 was designed to raise as much money as possible for local nonprofits in just one day! This community-wide event celebrates the spirit of giving and the collective effort it takes to strengthen our community while raising critical funds for hundreds of local nonprofits serving every need.
Southeastern has a long history of supporting numerous charities and non-profits including organizations such as the Wild Dolphin Project, The Pine School, The Education Foundation of Martin County, Helping People Succeed and Junior Achievement of South Florida because we believe in being good corporate citizens. As a company, and through our charitable arm #southeasterncares, we will continue to identify ways to make a difference in the lives of our associates, our clients, and our community.
Southeastern's Annual Sales Dinner
January 21, 2017 — The new year kicked off with Southeastern’s Annual Sales Dinner celebration held at the Don Shula Hotel in Miami Lakes, FL, honoring the achievements of our Cracker Jack sales team. This was the first sales dinner since the acquisition of FranklinDodd Communications, so the evening was especially significant. Chuck Gerardi introduced the Sales Plan for 2017 based on the theme “If We Build It, They Will Come” and shared his vision for achieving the company’s sales goals for the year. Don Mader brought it home with his remarks and vision for the coming year. Guests enjoyed the many festivities that included themed cocktails, a “Moonlight Graham,” a “Shoeless Joe,” and a buffet dinner. The Jennell Eve Band entertained the crowd with an eclectic mix of dance tunes.
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SE Participates in Holiday Clothing Drive
This past Christmas, Liz Tarantino and Susan Dieter spearheaded company-wide holiday collection to benefit the Caring Children Clothing Children (4C’s) organization. The 4C’s is a charity that provides new shoes, socks and underwear to needy children in Martin County, Florida. Gigi Suntum, the Executive Director of the charity remarked, “Thank you for taking the time to bring the beautiful items to our store. Your donation will help greatly to ensure all of the children get the items that they need. We look forward to an on-going partnership with Southeastern.
Cornerstone of the H2O Today at the Elliott Museum
Jason Leonard, and his team recently prepared a new Smithsonian exhibit for the H2O Today show now on display through November 27, 2016 at the Elliott Museum on Hutchinson Island, Florida. Jason is shown with Robin Makowski, the Exhibit Coordinator at the Elliott Museum.