Timeline

 

 

1846

Simon family immigrated to the United States from Germany.

1866

Nicholas Simon purchased interest in a new German newspaper in Louisville, Ky., which later became known as “The Printing Rooms of Nicholas Simon.”
Nicholas Simon
Nicholas Simon
President
1866–1880

1880

Nicholas retired and his sons, Frank X. and John E., ran operations.
Frank X. Simon
Frank X. Simon
President
1914-1925
John E. Simon
John E. Simon
President
1880-1914

1885

Frank X. and John E. changed the name of the company, as it became incorporated, to The Glaubensbote Publishing Company.

1910

The company purchased a new Miehle Press. Alfred J., son of Frank X., joined the company as director. Frank X. served as secretary and John E. was president.
Mergenthaler typesetting machine
 

1922

Because 75 percent of people could neither spell, pronounce, nor understand the company name, it was changed to Publishers Printing Company.
Publishers Press Logo
 

1925

Alfred J. became president and general manager. He drew the company logo of the father reading the newspaper that is still used today by Publishers Printing Company, the parent company of Publishers Press.
Alfred J. Simon
Alfred J. Simon
President
1925-1954

1954

Frank E. became president.
Frank E. Simon
Frank E. Simon
President
1954-1990

1958

Publishers Printing Company moved its 50 employees to a 33,000 square foot plant in Shepherdsville, KY.

 

Frank E. created Publishers Press, the sales marketing arm of Publishers Printing Company.

1973

Publishers installed its first heatset web.

1981

Nicholas X., son of Frank E., joined the company.

1982

Michael J., son of Frank E., joined the company.

1990

Plans were drawn for a second plant in Lebanon Junction, KY.

 

Nicholas X. was named president and Michael J. became executive vice president, after the passing of Frank E.
Nicholas X. Simon
Nicholas X. Simon
President
1990-Present
Michael J. Simon
Michael J. Simon
Executive Vice President
1990-Present

1991

Operations began at the 120,000 square foot Lebanon Junction plant.

1994

The company makes history with the printing of Sports Car International, the first magazine to be printed with a complete CTP process.

1997

Publishers Press established the first USPS-approved co-palletization program for short- to medium-run magazines.

2005

The combination of co-mailing, co-palletization, and drop shipping makes up the PubXpress™ distribution system at Publishers Press, the first of its kind in this market.

2010

Flexographic press added to print for the label and packaging market.

2011

ContentXpress digital solution was released to enrich, store, manage, search, republish and share content dynamically.

Publishers wins Gold and Best of Show Award in the 2011 Excellence in Flexography.

Present

More than one million square feet of under roof warehousing and close to 1,400 employees.
 

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