J. C. Newman Cigar Company
|Eric Newman President, Robert Newman Executive Vice President)|
|Products||Premium, handmade cigars, humidors and cigar accessories|
J.C. Newman Cigar Company was established in 1895 and is the oldest family-owned premium cigar maker in the United States. It was founded in Cleveland, Ohio by Julius Caeser Newman, a Hungarian immigrant. The business relocated to a historic 1910 cigar factory (Regensburg cigar factory) in the Cigar City of Ybor City, Florida in 1954. The family business is now in its fourth generation.
J.C. Newman Cigar Company manufactures and distributes premium cigars. As a Hungarian immigrant, J.C. Newman rolled his first cigars in the family barn in Cleveland in 1895. In 1954, the company moved to Tampa's Ybor City cigar district to be closer to Cuba. J.C. Newman is also the worldwide distributor for Arturo Fuente cigars, except for Western Europe. Today, J.C. Newman's cigars are sold in 80 countries around the world.
Dominican Republic cigars
- Diamond Crown
- Diamond Crown Maximus
- Diamond Crown Julius Caeser
- La Unica
- Arturo Fuente
- Don Jose
- Trader Jacks
- El Baton
- Brick House
- Quorum Shade
- Perla Del Mar
United States cigars
- Tampa Trolleys
- Factory Throwouts
Humidors and cigar accessories
- Diamond Crown, made by Reed & Barton
- Craftsman's Bench
- J.C. Newman was the first to package cigars in cellophane tubes, now an industry standard, to protect cigars and keep them fresh.
- After the Cuban embargo, J.C. Newman introduced Cameroon tobacco to the United States
- The Cuesta-Rey Cigar Bar at Tropicana Field, home of the Tampa Bay Rays, is the first cigar bar in Major League Baseball.
- J.C. Newman operates small, private cigar museum on the first floor of its historic Tampa factory.
- In 2001, the Newman family joined the Fuente family in creating the Cigar Family Charitable Foundation, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that has raised over $3 million to build schools, medical clinics, farms, and sports and recreation facilities to help the poor children of the Dominican Republic.
- "Tobacco.org news on America's oldest family-owned cigar company". Retrieved 2007-03-02.
- "First one to pack cigars in cellophane tubes". Archived from the original on September 28, 2007. Retrieved 2007-03-02.
J.C. Newman is producing Maximus and three other versions of its 1895 Series, all of which will come in a limited edition commemorative humidor. Here is the link to the full press release.