March 29, 2022
HONK and Southland Printing Launch Strategic Partnership to Bring Unattended Payments to More Parking Locations Across North America
By combining HONK’s industry leading contactless payment technology with Southland’s ticketing and transit network, best-in-class unattended payments are coming to more locations across the US and Canada
TORONTO, ON & SHREVEPORT, LA – HONK, North America’s leading provider of unattended contactless payments for parking, and Southland Printing (Southland), global provider of ticketing and transit solutions, are pleased to announce a strategic partnership that will bring HONK’s unattended payment solutions to more parking locations, across more geographies, starting immediately.
“Southland Printing could not be happier with our new strategic partnership with HONK,” said Jay Manno, President, Southland Printing. “This partnership strengthens the Southland brand – giving our customers & prospective customers more variety in solutions for their parking & transportation needs to go along with a variety of quality products Southland continues to offer all over the world. By promoting a top quality product in HONK we look forward to seeing both our organizations grow together into the future.”
Southland has over 60 years experience of ticketing and transit solutions for the parking industry. Serving customers around the globe, in over 49 countries, Southland has been a pioneer in the ever changing ticketing world. HONK’s contactless payment technology is trusted by municipalities, colleges & universities, real estate owners, and private parking operators throughout North America to increase throughput and revenue, while reducing operating costs and redundancies.
“We’re thrilled to partner with Southland to bring our suite of contactless payment solutions to more customers across the globe,” said Michael Back, HONK Founder and CEO. “Now more than ever, parking operators are seeking touchless, unattended payment solutions to streamline their operations while simultaneously giving their customers safe payment options. Our partnership with Southland provides an immediate avenue to achieve this goal by expanding our reach and filling consumer demand for quick, safe and convenient parking.”
By combining expertise, networks and reach, the partnership between HONK and Southland Printing brings industry-leading unattended contactless payments to more parking facilities across the US and Canada at a time when consumer demand is at an all-time high.
About Southland Printing Company, Inc.
Founded in 1960 by John Manno, Sr. and currently under the leadership of Jay Manno, Southland Printing Company, Inc. delivers high-quality printed parking and transit products that meet the ever-changing needs of its customers. This commitment is evident through Southland’s market leadership and strong customer relationships. With its broad range of print-based solutions, Southland is trusted by more than 1,000 organizations in the United States and abroad, including parking operators, transit authorities, municipalities, universities, hospitals, and airports. Southland Printing is headquartered in Shreveport, Louisiana. For additional information about Southland’s products and services, visit www.SouthlandPrinting.com.
HONK is North America’s leading provider of safe, contactless payments for the parking industry. Since 2013, HONK has been creating touchless solutions to make paying for parking easier, faster, and safer for drivers. Motorists can download the HonkAPP to search and pay for parking, and extend their parking session right from their phone. Or they can opt to use HonkTAP smart stations for a contactless way to pay. Simply tap or scan a mobile phone — no app download or pay station required. HONK is trusted by millions of drivers, and is accepted at over 5,000 locations across the United States and Canada. honkmobile.com
For information, interview and images, please contact:
September 09, 2019
Southland Printing Acquires Assets of Digital Printing Systems
SHREVEPORT, LA, September 9, 2019 – Southland Printing Company, Inc. today announced that it has acquired substantially all the business assets of Digital Printing Systems, Inc., a leading provider of printed parking and transit products. Digital Printing Systems, founded in 1971 by Don Nores and based in Azusa, CA, serves more than 500 customers in over 30 countries and is known for high quality products and personalized customer service.
“It’s such an honor to be entrusted by the Nores family to continue building on the legacy of their business,” said John Manno, Jr., President and CEO of Southland Printing Company. “To assure a smooth transition we will be offering employment to many of Digital’s key personnel and we will transfer their customers’ order history, pricing, artwork and dies to Southland. Southland, as a family owned and operated business, is dedicated to providing our customers, new and old, the best products, service and value.”
“This acquisition insures that our customers will continue to receive exceptional service and quality U.S. made products,” said Peter Young, Digital’s President. “Our shared family-business values align perfectly and we know we can rely on Southland’s continued commitment to the parking and transit customers we both have served for decades.”
With this acquisition, Southland Printing Company cements its position as the market leader in printed parking and transit products.
In the months to come, customers can continue to place orders directly with Digital Printing Systems and Southland Printing. As the companies work to consolidate the operations into Shreveport, Louisiana, customers and vendors will receive regular updates.
This transaction was facilitated by Strategic Growth, Inc., a private investment banker for the parking and event ticket markets. Southland was advised by Kean Miller LLP (legal advisor) and KPMG (financial and accounting advisor). Digital Printing Systems was advised by Hahn & Hahn, LLP (legal advisor) and Lucas Horsfall (accounting and tax advisor).
About Southland Printing Company, Inc.
Founded in 1960 by John Manno, Sr. and currently under the leadership of John Manno, Jr., Southland Printing Company, Inc. delivers high quality printed parking and transit products that meet the ever-changing needs of its customers. This commitment is evident though Southland’s market leadership and strong customer relationships.
With its broad range of print-based solutions, Southland is trusted by more than 1,000 organizations in the United States and abroad, including parking operators, transit authorities, municipalities, universities, hospitals, and airports. Southland Printing is headquartered in Shreveport, Louisiana. For additional information about Southland’s products and services, visit www.SouthlandPrinting.com.
About Digital Printing Systems, Inc.
Digital Printing Systems, Inc. was founded by Donald J. Nores in 1971. Since then, Digital, with the commitment of its owners, the Nores family, and under the leadership of its President, Peter Young, has grown to become a leader in printed products for the transit and parking markets. Headquartered in Azusa, California, Digital serves customers around the world. For additional information about Digital Printing Systems, visit www.DPStickets.com.
Administrative Assistant to Mr. John Manno, Jr.
Southland Printing Company, Inc.
May 23, 2019
Southland Printing Company, Inc. promotes Charles McHenry to Sales Manager
Southland Printing Company, Inc. has announced the promotion of Charles McHenry to Sales Manager. McHenry has been with the company for 13 years in various sales capacities.
John Manno, Jr., President of Southland says that “Charles made this choice easy. He has always demonstrated superior customer service.” Charles will lead a sales team composed of five regional sales representatives: Kris Catch (West), John Cordaro (South), Tricia Rukstalis (North), John Beehler (North East), and Gary Flowers (South East). He is looking forward to helping each of them grow Southland’s presence in the industry.
About Southland Printing Company Inc.:
For over 50 years, Southland Printing Company, Inc., has been focused on quality. From our tickets to our technology, we have served the parking and transit industries as a trusted and reliable partner. From the press room to the boardroom, Southland Printing Company, Inc., has been fully engaged in the business success of our customers – in all 50 states and over 49 countries. The Future Is Certainly Bright. At Southland Printing Company, Inc., we are well positioned to support our current customers as well as welcome new customers to the Southland Family. We are excited to carry our rich history into the future with a substantial investment in new technology as well as new efforts to share how this technology can improve the business future of our customers. We look forward to an exciting future with you.
March 27, 2019
Southland Printing: SKIDATA Certification 2019
Southland Printing is pleased to announce that we are now certified with SkiData to print their entire ticket line.
Located in Shreveport, LA, this endeavor makes Southland Printing the only company that produces the tickets in North America.
Dale Spoor, the Production Manager for Southland, worked relentlessly to assure Southland’s position to be certified. Due to his hard work and the rest of his team, this certification will allow many partnerships to come.
During the initial stages, Dale ran many tests at Southland’s in-house R&D lab to cover all parameters. Doing so allowed Southland the essential knowledge and ability to move forward.
Once testing was completed in Austria, SkiData presented Southland with the certifications. Now that the process is complete, Southland Printing looks forward to partnering with SkiData on future ventures.
January 06, 2016
Southland Printing Company Inc
Southland Printing Company, Inc. is a family-owned business, offering printing services for the parking and transit industry since 1960. Products include Fanfold and Roll Machine-dispensed tickets including RFID, Barcode, and Magnetic Stripe. Also supplied are Hand-issued Valet tickets as well as Validation Stamps, Hang Tags, and other related items to keep your business running smoothly.
Southland Printing Company, southlandprinting.com, is very proud to announce that Amano McGann has issued a Declaration of Conformity and recognized Southland Printing as a certified supplier of parking tickets used in the OPUSeries (barcode system) parking equipment.
John Manno, Jr., President of Southland Printing says, “We are excited to add this ticket to our extensive portfolio of products. Southland is well known in the parking industry for the wide variety of products we produce from regular Hang Tags to the technologically advanced Bar Code, Magnetic Striped and RFID tickets. This certification shows our desire to stay on the cutting edge of parking industry innovation.”
For more infortmation visit southlandprinting.com