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Guerilla Graffix


Guerilla Graffix

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Riverside Community Bank in Rockford IL - Business Banking Products & Services [cached]

John Smithline, Owner Guerilla Graffix, Inc. | Rockford, IL

WIFR | Guerilla Graffix Expands [cached]

So, our warehouse staff has to come in and out of the cold constantly, we provide warm clothing for them, but it's difficult to contend with the cold weather, so we'll be warehouse complete in one building," says Guerilla Graffix President John Smithline.

Guerilla Graffix moved into the old Hauser lumber site on Broadway two years ago, the company is growing, and owner John Smithline says around 15 jobs will be created with the expansion.
"We're about five years old.We're the number one printer in the country for Reebok, and we probably do about 20,000 to 25,000 shirts a day for Nike," says Smithline.
Smithline says the company set-up shop in the mid-town area, because of the neighborhood's history, and character.
"If people would come in and start doing things with these buildings, resurrecting them We've gotten letters from people in the neighborhood that thanked us for coming in here.They think it looks great down here, and they're very pleased with everything going on," says Smithline.

John Smithline and ... [cached]

John Smithline and his family recently overhauled the aging former Hauser Lumber Co. site at 1902 Broadway for the Guerilla Graffix company that they own and operate.

"It fit our needs at the time, and it will fit our needs in the future," Smithline said.
"This building works for us, where a lot of other buildings that we looked at in the city did not," Smithline said.
Smithline said that renovating the older space was less expensive than constructing a new building, even though the company did have to install a fire suppression system and restrooms that met the standards of the Americans with Disabilities Act.
John Smithline, president of Guerilla Graffix, chose to renovate an old Rockford lumber mill to house his custom-decorated apparel and merchandising company rather than lease a new building.

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Owner John Smithline says this is usually a slow time of year, so it's nice to score some business from the Super Bowl. "In this economy, it's always good. Anything at all we can bring in. We had a wonderful run with Alabama that we did a lot of shirts for after the BCS Championship that was almost 60,000 at that point in time so, it's always good to have a shot in the arm in a normal market but in a market like this it really helps us," says Smithline. During high volume times like the Super Bowl, Guerilla Graffix spits out 600 shirts per hour per press.

WIFR | Celebrating the White Sox [cached]

We'll have two more here this afternoon, UPS will be showing up," says President John Smithline.

There will be 20,000 T-shirts and sweatshirts printed at Guerilla Graffix before the day is done, and when they're completed, they'll be shipped across the country to White Sox fans eagerly awaiting their arrival.
"It's awesome-we've done this for a long time for different teams across the country.But this one is really big, the White Sox since 1917, goes back a lot of history there, and to beat Houston so convincingly, it was just huge the way they came through this series," says Smithline.

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