The Southeastern Printing Story

Southeastern has been in the marketing and communications business for nearly a century.


Don Mader, owner and president of the former Blue Water Graphics (a subsidiary of Southeastern),becomes president of Southeastern.


Upon Leo Hussey’s retirement, Don Mader purchases the now 80,000-square foot company, and acquires the former Graphics Illustrated of Riviera Beach. Under Don’s stewardship, Southeastern doubles in size in both revenue and employees.


Southeastern is named Manufacturer of the Year by the South Florida Manufacturers Association.


Southeastern acquires Boca Raton-based printing and promotional products company, SCP Graphics. Don Mader enters into a partnership with Marty Harris, then President of SCP Graphics, to form SEP Communications, a WBENC-certified promotional products company


Southeastern acquires Franklin Dodd Communications and doubles in size again. Franklin Dodd comprised employees from Dodd Printing, Haff Daugherty Graphics (H&D),Franklin Communications, Liberty Mailing and Dynacolor Graphics.


Dutton Press, a printing company in Miami,Florida, is acquired by Southeastern.


The company expands its wide format printing division with an investment in an Agfa Jeti Tauro, a hybrid UV printer, and other state-of-the-art finishing equipment.


As the demand for warehousing and logistics increases, Southeastern adds 54,000 square feet of climate-controlled space adjacent to the Hialeah facility.


Southeastern opens a packaging division adds folded carton box design and manufacturing.


The company undergoes a major capital reinvestment and completes several improvements in the Hialeah facility, including the purchase of a Komori 8-color UV LED ink press and two iGen5 digital presses.

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