About Hooven-Dayton Corporation (HDC)

Hooven-Dayton began as The Hooven Automatic Typewriter Company in 1912 in Hamilton, Ohio. Hooven Automatic Typewriter Company was most notable for the invention and manufacture of its invention the “The Hooven”, a device for making duplicate copies of a typewritten letter.  In 1935 the company moved to Dayton, Ohio, changed its name to Hooven-Dayton and began supplying businesses with printing solutions. 

Today, Hooven-Dayton is a premier, innovative, narrow web converter and specialty printer. Hooven-Dayton is wholly owned by the Che International Group, LLC (CIG), a multi-national, 100% minority owned, holding company, specializing in acquiring and supporting subsidiary companies in diverse industries and serving a common customer base with "Total Solutions."  Since acquiring Hooven-Dayton in 2007, CIG has invested significantly in technology to insure HDC remains on the cutting edge of developments in the label printing industry. CIG has employed an aggressive growth strategy that has resulted in HDC tripling its revenue over the last four years.

"It is our passion to empower our customers, employees, and suppliers in their pursuit of immediate and long-term profit-oriented goals.  Cost-effective, fast turnaround, and innovative printing solutions; dedicated customer service; and an unwavering commitment to building relationships that deliver added-value results is how we plan to meet this challenge."

Christopher Che, President/CEO

Our Value Proposition

We are Experts at providing innovative, high quality flexographic and digital printing solutions. Our customized, fast-turn production runs (short, medium, and full-scale) help you:

  • Reduce Your Total Cost of Ownership–increase profitability! save cost by reducing your inventory and eliminating wasteful obsolescence through customized print-on-demand and late-stage differentiation (last minute changes).
  • Increase Your Speed and Flexibility–take your products to market faster! Every step of your project is done on-site using our advanced technology. This guarantees the quality of the finished product and enables faster turn around time. 
  • Provide Maximum Shelf Appeal and Visual Impact–drive impulse sales inside the store! Eye-catching graphic enhancement capabilities: up to 10-color printing, rotary screen, hot stamp, cold foil, and cast and cure ensure your products get noticed.
  • Test Your Product on New Markets! Develop your product or marketing plan by prototyping with our short-run digital solutions that maintain color consistency in your full-scale production roll-outs. 
  • Maximize Your MBE Spend with a Quality Oriented, Value-Added Proven Performer! Hooven-Dayton is a 76 year old company with state-of-the-art facilities offering a full range of leading-edge label applications that fit any need or environment.  

Our Enduring Mission

It is our mission to be instrumental in enhancing the success of our customers and our organization.