New 300,000 square foot Facility in Fort Mill, SC Will Help
Shutterfly Meet Growing Consumer Demand for High-Quality Personalized
REDWOOD CITY, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--
Shutterfly, Inc. (NASDAQ:SFLY), a leading Internet-based social
expression and personal publishing service, today announced, subject to
final state approvals, it will triple its East Coast manufacturing
operations with a new state-of-the-art production facility in Fort Mill,
South Carolina. Responding to significant business growth, this
expansion will increase Shutterfly's East Coast photo-product operations
footprint to 300,000 total square feet. The new facility is scheduled to
open in the second quarter of 2013 and the existing Charlotte, North
Carolina, manufacturing space will be fully operational until that time.
With the new facility located less than ten miles from the Company's
current location, Shutterfly expects to retain existing employees while
creating new jobs during the next three years. This expansion builds on
Shutterfly's commitment to U.S.-based operations, as the Company
maintains all manufacturing domestically.
"I am extremely proud that we are able to retain the employees working
in our Charlotte facility while adding new jobs and expanding our
manufacturing foot print," said Jeffrey Housenbold, president and CEO of
Shutterfly. "Fort Mill is an ideal location for its proximity to our
employees and the new talented local labor pool."
The 300,000 square foot facility in Fort Mill will house a portion of
production and customer service personnel for Shutterfly's four brands:
Shutterfly, Tiny Prints, Wedding Paper Divas and Treat. While Shutterfly
manufacturing is not new to the eastern U.S., the customer service
center in Fort Mill will be the first East Coast customer service
presence for Shutterfly. The move will bring new jobs to the U.S.
"We are committed to providing our customers the highest quality
experiences and products to help them capture, preserve and share their
precious memories," said Housenbold. "Expanding our manufacturing
facilities is critical to ensuring we are able to respond to increasing
demand and deliver the best to our growing customer base."
"I am grateful to Shutterfly for bringing new skilled jobs to South
Carolina", said Robert Hitt, South Carolina Secretary of Commerce. "We
worked closely with Shutterfly and supported their efforts to secure a
facility that could accommodate their rapid growth and existing employee
Shutterfly, the market leader in online photo products and services,
currently serves millions of customers who store more than 15 billion
photos in Shutterfly's cloud service. More are expected with recent
acquisitions of Kodak Gallery, Photoccino and Penguin Digital, as well
as the launch of Shutterfly's fourth lifestyle brand and forthcoming
mobile app, Treat, which serves the multi-billion one-to-one greeting
card market. Additionally, the new facility will increase Shutterfly's
speed and efficiency in producing and shipping the Company's
award-winning products such as photo books, holiday cards and
In addition to future positions in Fort Mill, Shutterfly is actively
recruiting for several key positions in the areas of manufacturing,
engineering and customer service. For more information on job
opportunities please visit: www.shutterfly.com/jobs.
The Company will give greater detail and insight on its third quarter
earnings conference call scheduled for October 30, 2012.
Founded in 1999, Shutterfly, Inc. is an Internet-based social expression
and personal publishing company and operates Shutterfly.com,
Shutterfly provides high quality products and world class services that
make it easy, convenient and fun for consumers to preserve their digital
photos in a creative and thoughtful manner. Shutterfly's flagship
product is its award-winning photo
book line, which helps consumers celebrate memories and tell their
stories in professionally bound coffee table books. Shutterfly was
recently named one of the top 25 Best Midsized Companies to Work For by
the Great Place to Work Institute. More information about Shutterfly
is available at www.shutterfly.com.
Shutterfly and Shutterfly.com
are trademarks of Shutterfly, Inc.
Michael Look, 650-610-5910 (Investors)
Sloan, 650-610-5276 (Media)
Source: Shutterfly, Inc.
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