Topeka, KS, July 14, 2022

By Bob Ross from

90,000sq foot building purchased by Mainline Printing for their expansion.

Topeka, KS – On July 13, 2022 Topeka and Shawnee County’s Joint Economic Development Organization (JEDO) board approved an incentive agreement that will aid in the expansion of Mainline Printing, an internationally recognized, family-owned printing and packaging business that includes Mainline Holographics and Mainline Signs.

Previously referred to as “Project Tree,” this expansion is expected to result in an estimated economic impact of $104 million over 10 years, with Mainline projected to make a $10 million capital investment over the next five years. The expansion will create up to 20 new full-time jobs with an average salary of $40,000, plus benefits. The performance-based JEDO incentive for this project is up to $250,000, resulting in a 298% return on investment.

“I’ve been impressed with the entire incentive process, as well as current efforts to keep momentum rolling in the Topeka area,” said John Parker, Jr., Mainline’s chief operating officer. “It has been incredible to work with our local and state government partners. We’re thankful to Molly and her team at GO Topeka and the team over at the Kansas Department of Commerce for helping make Mainline’s expansion a reality. As a family business that has called Topeka home for more than 60 years, Mainline is excited to carry on that legacy, as we continue to create new opportunities for employment and advancement.”

“I am pleased Mainline Printing recognized the strength of the Kansas workforce, which allows the company to continue innovating right here in Topeka,” said Governor Laura Kelly. “Mainline is a made-in-Kansas success story that keeps getting bigger.”

“Mainline has become a staple in Topeka, and the funds approved today are a testament to their success and plans for growth,” said Aaron Mays, JEDO chair. “I look forward to seeing this expansion unfold, bringing new jobs to our community and generating further economic impact.”

“We’re excited to see Mainline take this next step in the company’s journey,” said Molly Howey, president of GO Topeka. “They are true community partners, and the jobs and additional capacity coming to fruition through their expansion will undoubtedly contribute to local economic prosperity.”

If you would like more information about this topic, please contact Bob Ross at 785.234.1030 or

Two new Komori presses will be delivered in January and April of 2023 as part of the expansion.

About Greater Topeka

The Greater Topeka area in Shawnee County represents a community of 178,909 people and is located in the Greater Kansas City region. As the state capital of Kansas, Topeka is home to a dynamic employer base. Companies headquartered here include Hill’s Pet Nutrition, Advisors Excel, Security Benefit, Capitol Federal and Evergy.

About GO Topeka

GO Topeka creates county-wide economic success for all companies and citizens through implementation of an aggressive economic-development strategy that capitalizes on the unique strengths of the community. GO Topeka operates under the Greater Topeka Partnership and is the leading economic development agency in the area. For more, visit