National championship boosts local business

Vandalia Screenworks prepare for National Championship (WDTN Photo\Maytal Levi)
Vandalia Screenworks prepare for National Championship (WDTN PhotoMaytal Levi)

VANDALIA, Ohio (WDTN) – It’s quiet tonight at Screenworks in Vandalia, but come January 12th when the Oregon Ducks face the Ohio State Buckeyes, It’s going to be a busy night.

The company is set to print about 15, 000 T-shirts.

“this is the fun stuff about the business, right here” said Jeff Cottrell, owner and president of Screenworks.

The local company started in a small garage and is now selling merchandise worldwide.

From the Superbowl, to the World Series, the company prints clothes you might see in some stores.

Now with the national championship about a week away, they’re getting ready to hit the press again…

“Very important, it puts jobs in here and we have a lot of people rooting for Ohio State and it was a nail biter for awhile, but they made a comeback. Like any small business we had a bad year and we’re looking for a comeback too” said Cottrell.

He’s especially glad that comeback will happen here in the states, not overseas.

“The quality of american workers in the workforce is priceless, we started a lot of companies in america and a lot went overseas due to greed. But I am concerned about our children’s children” said Cottrell.

That’s why scoring big jobs, like printing t-shirts for the National Championship game are so important.

“It creates a lot of jobs for us and were trying our best to keep jobs in our community” said Cottrell.

When the gear does come out following the National Championship, you can guy the T-shirts designed by Screenworks at local retail stores like Elder Beermans and Wal-mart.

For more information about the company, click here. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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