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Demand for digital photography printing helps Pittsburg business expand

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Digital photography printing is just a click away with the help of Pittsburg based MPIX, a brand of Miller's Professional Imaging.  The company is seeing an increase in business and with the increased demand comes a demand for an expansion.

"When I started here in '97, it was film - everything was film - I mean digital was unheard of and now it has just taken over," says Miller's employee Amy Ashcraft.  "We have, like, one film processor running."

For Ashcraft the new addition was well received.  She says the expansion and remodeling is more welcoming and less chaotic.

"The machinery just keeps growing and we just keep getting more and more machinery," Ashcraft says.  "We were basically on top of each other in the old area."

"More and more we're seeing paper press type products," says Miller's President Todd Coleman.  "Higher demand for things like greeting cards and calendars and photobooks and things of that nature.  So, the equipment it takes to make these products is a lot larger and we didn't have space for it."

Coleman says the $4 to $5 million expansion makes the building a 28,000 square foot area with room to grow, something he does anticipate.

"We knew we needed to be very flexible and needed to be able to do anything we wanted to with it," says Coleman.  "We also built the far wall to the south so that we could add on to this building with very little effort."

Work is still being done to the building including the addition of windows and landscaping.

Coleman says renovations and expansions on the current building made more sense due to the demand for product.

The company's expansion will add an additional 15 employees.

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