CC Creations celebrated its 40th anniversary on Thursday night and announced it would be opening a new facility in North Bryan.
Originally located in downtown Bryan, the custom screen printing and embroidery business began with a 1,500 square foot facility and four employees. In 1988 the company moved to its Holleman site, which expanded in 1992 and operates today with approximately 500 employees. The new location, the Legacy Campus production facility, will triple the size of the Holleman facility with 210,000 square feet sitting on 10 acres of land.
As bigger markets continued to grow, CC Creations owner Kenny Lawson said he knew they had to be committed to growing. The new facility is expected to employ approximately 250 new workers and increase daily volume from 25,000 to 60,000 units/day.
“My wife Lina and I prayed about it and we thought it was the right thing to do at the time, so we committed the funds to get it ready,” Lawson said. “The plans are all drawn. We should start work in about 60 days and hope to be there by the end of 2023.”
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Lawson said he felt an overwhelming sense of gratitude upon waking up Thursday morning. Lawson, who was the sixth employee hired by CC Creations, said the past 40 years are a testament to the employees, many of whom have worked for the company for more than 20 years.
“On days like this when it’s really hot, we work in an outdoor environment, so it literally took blood, sweat and tears to get us to where we are today,” he said. Lawson said. “It’s just a very proud feeling. I know our employees have a sense of accomplishment. There aren’t too many private companies that can say they’ve been in business for 40 years at Bryan-College Station. It’s a bit surreal, but it’s also very rewarding.
CC Creations takes great pride in being able to give back to the community through sponsorships, pledges and philanthropic work, Lawson said.
“We’re local, Downtown Bryan, that means a lot in this community,” Lawson said. “It’s not a chain. There are a handful of businesses that have grown up in this town and when you have the size that we have and you have the impact that we have, I think that’s a really big deal in our local community.
Bryan-College Station Chamber of Commerce community liaison and past president Royce Hickman said CC Creations is a local success story that should not only make the community proud, but inspire others looking to start their own business.
“I stop and think about the economic investment Kenny has made in this community, the jobs he has created, the people who feed their families because of him, and all of our visitors who can come in and receive goods from quality, great service and a good price,” Hickman said.
Wade Beckman, President of the Bryan-College Station Chamber of Commerce, said that through his active involvement, CC Creations has established itself as a pillar in the local community and it is a blessing to see the company celebrate. his 40th birthday.
“You’re talking about the largest screen printer in Texas and the eighth largest screen printer in the United States, and this growth doesn’t come without an incredible amount of hard work and leadership from Kenny Lawson and his team,” Beckman said. . “It speaks so well of Bryan-College Station because its products are all over the United States.”
Lawson said he looks forward to opening the new building which will not only provide employees with a cooler work environment, but will also represent the legacy of each CC Creations employee while echoing their core values for years. coming.
“Every day is a new adventure, every day is a new challenge,” Lawson said. “There’s always something going on whether it’s with the university, the local community or the national sports teams. What I’m really proud of is that our employees are always ready to go, ready to take on the next challenge.