29 September 2009
Flash Reproductions turns 40
ETOBICOKE, ONT.—Flash Reproductions celebrated its 40th anniversary and a changing of the guard last week at a party at the company's plant near Pearson Airport. In addition to a live band and plentiful BBQed food, the company gave away a spectacular door prize: a vintage 1969 Karmann Ghia convertible.

The company was founded in 1969 by Carl Pauptit, who has sold the firm to his son Rich, the new president, and vice-president David Gallant, a high-school buddy of Rich. Both have worked at the firm for many years.

David Gallant, Carl Pauptit and Rich Pauptit of Flash Reproductions
pose in front of their 1969 Karmann Ghia, which was given away at
their 40th anniversary party last Thursday

"It was a great night, this industry loves Carl and they showed it on Thursday," said Rich Pauptit. "We didn't want to have a stuffy black tie affair with cocktails and a jazz band, it's just not us, we're a family business and we wanted to have a big old backyard BBQ, customers, suppliers, staff, one big happy family."

The company specializes in commercial and screen printing, especially for the design industry, with many designers among the 268 people in attendance. The car was won by designer Annelise Vogel. Other guests took home a 138-page oversize anniversary book featuring the company history, customer testimonials and photos of Flash employees at work.
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