Milo Opens New Screen Printing Industry

November 18, 2016 | Kathy Hernandez

Having spent years as a business owner before entering the field of education, Randy Thornton, principal of Milo Adventist Academy in Days Creek, Ore., always has an eye out for opportunities that can provide additional campus jobs for students to help finance their tuition.

When a Christian screen printer in Grants Pass, Ore., had screen-printing equipment for sale, Thornton immediately saw the possibilities. He says, “We spend $5,000–6,000 in screen printing every year, and I thought we could pay for the equipment in less than two years, just based on our business alone.”

The screen printer who sold the equipment also taught Milo staff the screen-printing process and provided valuable support to get the business up and running.

Thornton reports that, in addition to providing student labor, the new screen-printing business is supporting the needs of Pathfinder clubs, churches, schools and community groups. Milo Screen Printing has completed dozens of jobs with hundreds of T-shirts, sweatshirts, hoodies, jackets, sweatpants and even blankets.

Milo Screen Printing manager Ashley Birth says she has really enjoyed learning the screen-printing process and working with all the different churches and schools on their projects. 

For more information, email Milo’s screen-printing services.