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Custom printed apparel maker presses forward to grow despite pandemic


Shandy Broom spent more than 25 years as a project manager or owner in construction, contracting and industrial fields. Along the way, he assembled a toolbox filled with practical business skills. While working in his full-time job in project management, Broom and his wife Kelly decided to create a fun sideline business at home in Ripley.

Established in 2008, Swiftees offers custom apparel and fundraising to schools, businesses and organizations.

“We started our business out of our tiny garage with one printing press,” said Broom. “Our goal was to create a business with work we enjoyed and that would allow us to support our family. Little did we know that 13 years later, we would employ several people and give them the means to support their own families as well.”
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