Cary St. printing firm expanding on the Southside

Keith Fabry has put its Cary Street location on the market. Photos by Michael Thompson.

Keith Fabry has put its Cary Street location on the market. Photos by Michael Thompson.

A longtime downtown company is relocating across the river and putting its Cary Street home on the market.

Keith Fabry, a printing and graphics company, plans to move in October to an 18,500-square-foot building at 1420 Commerce Road near Manchester.

Owner Jimmy Keith, who took over the company from his father in 2008, said the need for more manufacturing and warehouse space brought about the move, but he didn’t want to venture far from the Richmond skyline.

“It’s close to downtown and our current location,” Keith said. “We didn’t want to be too far away from our core clientele.”

Keith Fabry has operated out of two buildings at 7 E. Cary St., totaling 11,000 square feet, for more than 30 years. That property is owned by Keith’s father and is up for sale.

Its new building is about 6,500 square feet larger.

Its new building is about 7,500 square feet larger.

Jimmy Keith purchased the new building in July for $725,000, according to a city record, and is leasing the space to his company.

Keith Fabry specializes in sales displays and signage for vehicles, walls and windows, as well as digital printing. Its clients include Arby’s, Virginia Lottery and Capital One. The company has 25 employees.

Its new building was constructed in 1985 and was formerly used by the East Coast Oil Corp. The two-story property will be used as office, manufacturing and warehouse space. It will have about 60 parking spaces.

Capitol Interiors is doing the renovations on the building for Keith Fabry, and John Bock is the architect for the project.

Keith Fabry isn’t the only printing shop that’s making moves in Richmond.

Bizport was recently awarded the contract to produce all the signs to be used during the upcoming UCI Road World Championships. Keith said Keith Fabry didn’t bid on the contract.

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On behalf of Main Street Homes congratulations to Kieth Fabry on their growth, success and move! They are great to work with, very professional, high quality product, competitive pricing; they definitely make my life as the marketing manager easier (shout out to Tim Boggs)! See you on southside as you’ll be closer to our Main Street Homes office and communities too!

Michael Hodge

It’s always good to hear of a printing company expanding. The competition has become so great among the printing industry that it has caused profit margins to shrink