When was the last time you used a check to make a payment? Odds are if you’re under 40, it’s been awhile. That trend is being reflected in the announcement made this week by Harland Clarke of the planned closing of their “base” plant in San Antonio. A facility which to my knowledge has been in operation for over 40 years.
As we all know, it’s a sign of the times. With the continued use of electronic tools and the internet, the day of the paper check is waning. In Harland Clarke’s case, digital print engines are much more capable of doing the job that utilized legacy offset equipment.
Yet, for many there are still opportunities. Visit Harland’s site and you see how the company has diversified and is no longer a “legacy” print company. They were able to see a door opening when others saw doors closing.