Manufacturing is alive and well in Jacksonville. Here's a brief look at seven interesting companies producing products you're probably very familiar with.
7. US Ink Corporation
Courtesy of US Ink
US Ink Corporation dates back in the news ink marketplace to the later 1800s. The company we know it as now, US Ink Corporation, was formed in 1993 through a merger between U.S. Printing Ink and the News Ink Division. This company actually belongs to a larger company, the Sun Chemical Corporation, who is a leader in global graphic arts. US Ink has 8 regional manufacturing locations across the country, including one in Jacksonville, as an attempt to put their company as close to the consumers as possible.
US ink also conducts ongoing research in the field. They lead the industry thanks to their introduction of quality, “new-generation” products, such as soy-based inks. Products also include: black, color, and scented inks in different strengths and forms like “Speed Set” and “Aquanews.”
A tank car in the distance at US Ink Corporation's Shawland Road plant. The company produces ink for newsprint use.
US Ink Corporation can be found at 5200 Shawland Road.
Article by Kristen Pickrell