Since 1960, Southland has put creating a quality product at the top of its list.
Validation Stamp Books
Magnetic Stripe Tickets
Hand Issued (Valet)
OUR CORE VALUES
What We've Achieved
Export Achievement from the U.S. Department of Commerce
Clean Business Award presented by Shreveport Green
Spirit of Enterprise Campaign by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce
Participant in the Forward Northwest Louisiana Campaign
We purchase from suppliers who participate in The Sustainable Forest Initiative
The paper is completely recyclable and BPA Free
John, the youngest of nine children, was born on June 14, 1930 to Salvatore and Bianca Marie Manno in Brooklyn, New York. Growing up in New York, he began a lifelong pursuit in the printing trade.
That was briefly interrupted when in 1950 he answered the call to service in the United States Air Force. Fortunately for the Shreveport area, he was stationed at Barksdale Air Force Base where he served his country and received an honorable discharge in 1954.
During that time he met the love of his life, Angelina. While still a serviceman, John worked weekends and nights, as he could, to further his printing career. During the late 1950's John worked for a local printing establishment before striking out on his own.
In 1960 he and his wife founded Southland Printing Company, Inc. in the basement of his father-in-law's home. It soon became apparent that Southland would specialize in printing for the parking industry. John developed many innovative products and led Southland to become the premier producer of parking lot tickets and related items.