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ENVISION SCREEN PRINTING AND EMBROIDERY

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ENVISION SCREEN PRINTING AND EMBROIDERY. In 2005 Tom Rauen began printing shirts for local bars and sports teams in his parent's basement in Farley. Within nine years, the business had grown to sixteen employees and was located at 4099 McDonald Drive in Dubuque with a national clientele.

In 2008 the company bid their first major contract and printed T-shirts for the Washington Nationals baseball team. Some of the twelve thousand shirts were fired from a special cannon to fans during games while the others were used for promotions.

Promoting the company included Rauen setting a Guiness record for wearing the most T-shirts at one time and freezing a T-shirt and then smashing it for a video that gained international attention.

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Source:

Murphy, Erin. "Envision: 'Wear' It's At," Telegraph Herald, May 4, 2014, p. 1B