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.
Many people ask about the rose in Southland’s logo. John and Angelina Manno have always loved roses. They were thrilled in 1974 when the American Rose Society moved its national gardens to Shreveport, LA not far from Southland’s manufacturing complex.
Red is a color that has always been associated with energy, strength, and power. We quickly realized that the red rose was the perfect symbol for Southland Printing Company, signifying determination as well as passion.Red roses are given to those you have great respect for and that is why they always display a bouquet at the booth as well as pass out the embroidered roses to people who visit the booth.
The rose has been stylized if you look closely you see the letters SP for Southland Printing. Looking closer you may see a roll of paper unwinding symbolizing the many rolls of paper that are used to produce the millions of tickets ran each day.