Sherri Skeeters


AEDC awards job creation and capital improvements incentive to Athens Screen Printing

AEDC Board President Jeaneane Lilly (front row, right), Board Treasurer Cliff Barrett (second row, left) and AEDC Executive Director Lisa Denton (second row, next to Barrett) present Jon Garrett, Vice President of Operations of Athens Screen Printing and his team with an incentive check for $15,627 for year one job creation and capital improvements. Athens Screen Printing has expanded its production capabilities, along with creating jobs, at its new location at 211 E. Tyler Street.


ATHENS, TX: Athens Economic Development Corporation officials presented Athens Screen Printing with an incentive check for $15,627 for year one job creation and capital improvements last week.

Athens Screen Printing opened its doors in Athens on S. Palestine Street in a small building located south of the downtown square. To accommodate the growth of their business, they purchased a larger building on E. Tyler Street, making it their fourth location in downtown Athens over the last 10 years. 

“Without the support of the grants from AEDC, we would not be able to continue the growth that we have had since starting up in January of 2010,” said Jon Garrett, Vice President of Operations at Athens Screen Printing. “From help with the sign at our old location, to incentives for placing new equipment, building improvements and new employee hires at our new building at 221 E. Tyler Street.“ 

The former vacant building on E. Tyler Street, has been completely renovated and with the additional space, has enabled Athens Screen Printing to employ additional workers and expand their production capabilities. Their products ship all over the United States and 90 percent of their embroidery orders ship outside of Athens. No job is too small or too big. They have done orders from one to 200,000 items from local orders to large orders for professional teams.

“AEDC is proud of the continued improvements Athens Screen Printing has made in the downtown area,” said Lisa Denton, AEDC Executive Director. “We’re honored to be a part of their success and continued growth in our community.”

“Athens and the surrounding communities have really supported our company since we began,” Garrett said.  “We appreciate it and look to be here for many years to come.”