From his vision to help guide his print customers into the new world of electronic documentation preparation, former print salesman Randy Schrum started his own company called Technical Graphic Solutions, Inc. Tech Graphics officially opened its doors in 1996. The overarching goal of the company was to help lead clients into the digital age by converting traditional technical documents into a complete electronic workflow via PDF. This new workflow of electronic information was carried into print materials, compact discs and via the web. Customers couldn’t get enough of the digital environment, catapulting the rapid growth of the company in a very short span of time.
As technology continued to evolve in the business world, Randy continued to expand his team and the company’s capabilities. Striving to become one of the first local companies in the York area to offer web page design and multimedia services, Randy knew he could only be as successful as the skillset of his team. He decided to invest in the company’s future by purchasing the latest software and equipment needed for a talented team to do good work. After getting these major assets in place, Randy felt the time was right to change the company’s name to reflect its newly expanded capabilities.
In February of 2000, Visual Impact moved to a larger facility to better accommodate their growing team. To celebrate the relocation and added capabilities VIG held an open house on October 25, 2001. During the open house, Visual Impact introduced an enhanced corporate brand identity, along with their new capabilities and services. It was the official launch of positioning the company as a Design-Tech firm.
Visual Impact Group created an entire learning management and educational courseware system. EGUMPP is an eLearning program designed improve English grammar skills. The program teaches students to write clear, concise sentences that are free of mechanical errors. The technology created by Visual Impact holds 16 patents.
Visual Impact developed a Customer Relationship Management System for Gametime that manages the complete day to day business processes from lead generation to final invoice. GameTime is a playground equipment company that specializes in the design, manufacture and marketing of commercial and consumer outdoor playground equipment. Since it was founded in 1929 the Ft Payne, Alabama, based company has firmly established itself as the global leader in commercial play. (Link to GameTime web app case)
VIG signs a deal with Sprint to offer a fully mobile and wireless admission control for special events. This cutting-edge technology couples an admission control software application with the use of wireless phone-based handset equipment to allow scanning of barcoded tickets and voice communication between organizers, venue and event personnel.
As VIG continues to expand its team, more growth means more space is needed. In 2012, VIG packed up and moved to 160 Roosevelt Avenue in downtown York. This location is adjacent to the York County Economic Alliance building.
In 2016, VIG developed and launched a new site for a division of Datum Storage Solutions called Argos Weapon Storage. This would be the first of three websites VIG would build for various divisions of Datum Storage Solutions, located in York, PA.
VIG launches their new website, one that capitalizes on both experience and capabilities.