VIDEO: Community Helps Hogan's Printing Bounce Back After Fire
Hogan's Printing is back in business just three weeks after fire destroyed their Ford City store.
Fire caused more than $500,000 damage to their Drouillard Rd. location on Oct. 16, but the business is now operating out of a new temporary home on Tecumseh Rd. E.
On October 16th, fire caused $500,000 damage to Hogan’s Printing in Ford City. Today they’re up and running on Tecumseh Rd E... with their 1st new order made for one of the first responders at the fire. @CTVWindsor pic.twitter.com/9Np5FA7oau— Chris Campbell (@CCampbellCTV) November 7, 2018
Owner Dan Hogan tells CTV Windsor the community has helped them get back on their feet quickly.
"Very humbling and very heartwarming to realize what kind of community we live in," he says. "You can't stop because if you look outside the cars are still going and the world is still going and you got to move and this is what I know."
Shirts are once again being printed, thanks to a 3,000-sq.ft. office space that was donated to the Hogans on Tecumseh Rd. E.
"Let's be honest, it's been a tough three-weeks but it's very humbling and we're very fortunate for the people and the community. We're up and running we managed to print our first t-shirt on Monday morning," says Hogan. "Jess Casey and his wife Deletta just called us out of nowhere and say if you need a building."
The Hogans are eager to tackle the Christmas season rush and get back to normal. However, Hogan says Ford City is home and wants to rebuild there eventually.
"We have two other structures that are there that are housing our large format printing as well as our embroidery so we would really like to go back to Drouillard," he added.
Hogan's Printing has been a Ford City fixture since 1980 — for now — the shop can be found at 1636 Tecumseh Rd. E., between Windemere and Lincoln Rd.
— with files from CTV Windsor's Chris Campbell.