Ann Arbor T-shirt Company: Fast Track Award Winner Profile

Kicking off a2Tech360 in September 2020, Ann Arbor SPARK hosted its 22nd annual FastTrack Awards to 19 companies located in Washtenaw and Livingston counties. FastTrack Awards are presented to companies with consistent and substantial records of growth. Recipients of the 2020 award were required to have revenue of at least $100,000 in 2016, with an average growth of at least 20 percent for the following three years. To continue celebrating these companies, SPARK is highlighting each winner in a blog series.

The Ann Arbor T-shirt Company is a screen print and embroidery shop producing about two million garments per year out of its Maple Road factory. Employing 100 Ann Arbor area residents, the organization fosters a culture of action and encourages employees at all levels to improve the process.

As a two-time FastTrack Award winner, the Ann Arbor T-shirt Company values the ability to benchmark its success year-over-year along with other up-and-coming companies in the area. “We’re big boosters for Ann Arbor in general, so it’s always neat to see how other businesses are doing around town.”

In April 2020, the Ann Arbor T-shirt Company heard about the efforts of another local company, Akervall Technologies, to produce face shields and offered to cover production costs and donate 25,000 shields.

Watch the Award Celebration! FastTrack Award winners were recognized on Friday, September 18, during a virtual celebration and supported by presenting sponsor Northstar Bank.

Rehmann was the 2020 Ann Arbor SPARK FastTrack Awards accounting partner and verified all of the award applications.

MAIN PHOTO: A pre-COVID team photo, with shop pups.