• Southeastern's Annual Sales Dinner

    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.

    See the Annual Sales Dinner video here: Southeastern's YouTube Channel

  • SE Participates in Holiday Clothing Drive

    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

    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.

  • SAPPI Paper Awards FranklinDodd Communications

    SAPPI Paper Awards FranklinDodd Communications

    2016 — SAPPI Paper Company Awarded FranklinDodd Communications with a National Silver Award as the runner up for the 2016 Printer of the Year Award for a brochure produced for Food for the Poor.

  • SE/FCD Win Multiple Awards from Industry Leaders

    SE/FCD Win Multiple Awards from Industry Leaders

    July 2016 — Southeastern Printing/Franklin Dodd Communications combined submissions resulted in a landslide of awards during the Printing Association of Florida’s 29th Annual “Florida Print Awards” competition, including 42 Best of Category; 28 Awards of Excellence and 17 Judges Awards for 2016. The companies won trophies for: Best Printer’s Self-Advertising, Best Small Press, and Best Special Treatment. In addition, three Certificates of Merit were awarded by the Printing Industries of America’s “Premier Print Awards,” an honor for those who have achieved an extremely high level of quality in printing and design.

    The “Premier Print Awards” is the one of the industry’s most prestigious events.

  • Southeastern Lunch and Learn Promotional Showcase

    Southeastern Lunch and Learn Promotional Showcase

    Southeastern’s Lunch & Learn Series kicked off with a bang in October at Fort Lauderdale’s Hyatt Regency Pier 66 with clients and guests previewing the latest and greatest in promotional premiums. On hand were representatives from HIT Promotions, Bulletline/Leeds, Maple Ridge, Apollo, SanMar Apparel and Logo Included. High on everyone’s lists as brandable items for their customers were SwellTM aluminum beverage bottles, portable speakers, USB chargers and gourmet gift baskets.

    Several orders were taken during the event with more in the pipeline. A special thank you goes out to everyone who pitched in to help make this event successful. Stay tuned for news of future Lunch & Learn events.

  • SE’s Newest Rockstar - The Heidelberg XL105

    SE’s Newest Rockstar - The Heidelberg XL105


    On August 22, 2016, Southeastern bid adieu to their 10-color Heidelberg Perfector press. The press, acquired in 1998, had been a workhorse for the company, but the time had come to look at new options on the market for optimal speed and efficiency. Our new 6-color Heidelberg XL105 met the criteria. Installation of the new press took approximately 2 weeks and already satisfies our demands in terms of both quality and productivity. From feeder to delivery, it bristles with innovations that shorten setup times, accelerate run speeds, and reduce paper and ink consumption. Running up to 18,000 sheets per hour, this means your job is up to color and done in far less time. Imagine a full skid of printed material finished in 13 minutes. The XL105 automatically monitors and adjusts for color changes at levels not detectable to the human eye, guaranteeing the last sheet of a run is as good as the one you approved at the beginning. Click here to view video.


  • Southeastern's Employee Appreciation Day

    Southeastern's Employee Appreciation Day


    September 5, 2016 — Our first joint Employee Appreciation Day took place during the Marlins vs. Phillies game on Labor Day at Marlins Park. Wanting to celebrate our employees in both the Stuart and Hialeah locations, Don hosted over 250 people at the game. Guests enjoyed a ball-park-themed catered lunch in Bar 201, a hospitality suite reserved for private parties at Marlins Park.

    Some of our Stuart employees who RSVP’d early took advantage of the transportation offer—and were they pleasantly surprised when the bus arrived! A private motorcoach—formerly owned by a well-known country singer—made the journey south a little more enjoyable for everyone.

  • Southeastern Acquires Franklin Dodd in Miami, FL

    Southeastern Acquires Franklin Dodd in Miami, FL

    Stuart, Florida —June 8, 2016—Southeastern Printing Company of Stuart has acquired the assets of Franklin Dodd Communications in Miami, Florida. The new company name in Miami will be Franklin Dodd Communications, a Southeastern company. Both Franklin Dodd, founded in Miami in 1920 and Southeastern Printing, founded in Stuart in 1924, work with Fortune500 companies, advertising agencies, graphic designers and artists. Client satisfaction, people first, equipment and technology are the foundation of their businesses.

    The combined companies offer state of the art Digital Printing, Multi-Color Sheetfed and Web Printing Presses (large and small formats), Wide Format printing, a complete and wide array of Finishing equipment (Die Cutting, Foil Stamping, Embossing, UV Flood Coating) as well as a Full Bindery inclusive of Stitching and Perfect Binding (with PUR glue and state of the art Recognition Cameras).The Warehousing, Fulfillment, Mailing Distribution departments include a 40,000 sqft Mailing and Fulfillment facility being the largest Mailing facility of any printer in Florida. Both Miami and Stuart facilities will continue to operate as they are.

    Southeastern’s industry-leading supply chain and inventory technology, “Store Front”, will combine with Franklin Dodd’s “Argosy” and allow clients to efficiently manage their unique requirements through its cloud-based suite of application softwares. An impressive and complete cadre of Promotional products rounds out their specialized offerings.

    “Acquiring Franklin Dodd is a great opportunity to build on our individual strengths by offering our customers a broader platform of services,” said Don Mader, owner and CEO of Southeastern Printing. “We’re excited for our teams to come together and leverage our new scale and scope to deliver full-service solutions to our significant customer base throughout Florida and corporate headquarters in other states.”

    Both companies are leading award winners in the annual Printing Association of Florida and the national Printing Industries of America print contests. The companies will be headed by Richard Sierra in Miami and Marc Loomer in Stuart, two print veterans with a determined people and client performance focus.


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