There’s an unassuming factory in Longmont, Colorado, on the eastern edge of Boulder County. It might look ordinary from the outside, but there are miracles happening within. Designers create the brightest, strongest and lightest printed products ever made. Engineers invent new machines to assemble those products and chemists whip up the most colorful, environmentally-conscious inks in the industry. Because of these people, Circle Graphics can deliver amazing printed products faster and cheaper than anyone else in the world.

Andrew Cousin has led Circle Graphics to become the worlds largest producer of large- format digital graphics. Circle Graphics’ 400,000 square foot manufacturing facilities house over 88 grand format printers, custom automated finishing equipment and coating capabilities to produce printed recyclable materials up to 16 ft wide. Processing more than 30,000 files per day, Circle Graphics operates around-the- clock, seven days a week to deliver extraordinary customer service and prints over 350 million square feet of material each year. Circle Graphics has five manufacturing plants across the country, with headquarters in Colorado and additional plants in North Carolina, Massachusetts, Louisiana and California.

With their environmentally-friendly initiatives, competitive prices and high quality, Circle Graphics quickly assumed leadership positions in the Out-of- Home (Billboard), Consumer and Business markets. Circle Graphics’ superior product and innovative designs allowed the company to corner the market and grow at a rapid rate. As a result, Circle Graphics has partnered with many leading industry players including Coca Cola, Nike, McDonalds, Verizon and BMW.

The company was acquired by an investor group led by Andrew Cousin in 2012 and has plans to continue their significant growth. Currently, these growth initiatives include expanding into new markets and increasing the capacity and automation at all facilities.

The customer service at Circle is top-notch, with an online ordering system that creates a seamless and efficient process with continual updates to ensure the product is received fast and flawlessly. Rhonda-T Warren of Emerald Outdoor Advertising stated, “The straightforward ordering process and highly competitive pricing structure is beyond compare, allowing us the opportunity to deliver high quality products to our clients. This coupled with Circle’s attention to detail and professional customer service provides us with superior results.”

After working with Circle Graphics, The Blackstone Entrepreneurs Network team believes that their tremendous growth will persist and they will continue their leading market position in digital printing.

BEN Colorado