Walsworth Publishing Company

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Walsworth Publishing Company
Private company
Industry Publishing
Founded Marceline, Missouri (1937)
Headquarters Marceline, Missouri, United States
Key people
Don O. Walsworth, CEO
Products Yearbooks
Revenue US$75.1 million (est.)[1]
Number of employees
1,250
Website Walsworth.com

Walsworth produces catalogs and periodicals, and is the only American- and family-owned publisher of yearbooks. Started in 1937 by the Walsworth Brothers. William, Edward, and Don Walsworth. Current leadership is under Dons son, Don O. Walsworth, CEO, and grandson, Don Walsworth, president. The company operates from administrative offices and printing and binding facilities in Marceline, Mo., a prepress facility in Brookfield, Mo., a sales and marketing office in Overland Park, Kan., and a printing facility in Saint Joseph, Mich. Additionally, Walsworth owns The Donning Company Publishers in Virginia Beach, Va., a specialty book publisher, and The Ovid Bell Press in Fulton, Mo., a printer of journals and magazines.[2]

Company History[edit]

Walsworth[3] Publishing Company, among the 35 largest printing companies in the U.S., is headquartered in Marceline, Mo.

In 1937, Don Walsworth settled in Marceline to print playbills[4] with a borrowed typewriter and a mimeograph machine. Soon the product line expanded to include cookbooks and, following World War II, memorial books to honor those who had served.[5]

In 1947,[6] Walworth began to produce yearbooks. In 1970, the Commercial printing division was established to balance the cyclical yearbook[7] production schedule, adding textbooks, catalogs, magazines and other specialty publications to the Walsworth line.[8]

Walsworth is currently still a family-owned company that employs more than 1,250 people worldwide, and over 675 employees have attained Master Printer of America status.[9]

The company operates from administrative offices and printing and binding facilities in Marceline, Mo., a prepress facility in Brookfield, Mo., a sales and marketing office in Overland Park, Kan., and a printing facility in Saint Joseph, Mich. Additionally, Walsworth owns the Donning Company Publishers in Virginia Beach, Va., a specialty book publisher, and The Ovid Bell Press in Fulton, Mo., a printer of journals and magazines.[10]

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