Commercial printing company: Ennis Inc. (EBF) (1909)

Ennis Inc. (NYSE:EBF) was founded in 1909, formerly known as Ennis Business Forms, Inc., headquartered in Midlothian, Texas, USA, with 6,018 full-time employees, together with its affiliated companies, producing and selling business forms And other business products, it is one of the largest commercial printing companies in the United States. In addition, it also sells sportswear in the United States.

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Ennis Inc. (EBF):

Ennis, Inc. is one of the largest suppliers of commercial printing products in the United States. Its products include various business forms (envelopes, self-adhesive note papers, labels), about 94% of which are customized. In addition, Ennis is also engaged in sportswear Production and sales.

History of Ennis Inc. (EBF):

  • In 1909, Ennis, Inc. was founded in Ennis, Texas, USA;
  • Later, Garner Dunkerley, Sr. purchased the company for $1,000 and established Ennis Printing & Publishing;
  • In 1937, the company sold its newspaper business and changed its name to Ennis Tag & Salesbook Co.;
  • In 1938, the company’s subsidiary American Carbon Paper Manufacturing Co. (AMCO) began to produce carbon paper;
  • In 1944, Ennis company sales reached 1 million US dollars;
  • In 1949, Ennis’s Chatham, Virginia plant was completed and put into production;
  • In 1959, Ennis’ California Paso Robles factory was completed and put into production;
  • In 1966, Ennis’s Dewitt plant in Iowa was completed and put into production;
  • In 1967, Ennis acquired for the first time, acquiring ABC Business Forms in Miami;
  • In 1969, Ennis Company IPO, listed on the New York Stock Exchange, stock code: EBF;
  • In the 1970s, Ennis expanded its factories to Knoxville, Tennessee, Ft. Scott, Kansas, and Wolfe City, Texas. Through the acquisition of Wolfe City, Ennis became the world’s largest cotton label manufacturer;
  • In 1980, Ennis opened new factories in Moultrie, Georgia and Coschocton, Ohio;
  • From 1992 to 1993, Ennis acquired two Ribbon companies and merged them into Ennis’s Texas factory, now known as Star Award Ribbon Company;
  • In 1999, Ennis acquired Adams McClure;
  • In 2002, Ennis acquired Calibrated Forms;
  • In 2004, Ennis acquired California apparel manufacturing company Alstyle Apparel & Activewear, which doubled the size of the company;
  • From 2005 to 2006, Ennis successively acquired Texas Royal Business Forms, New York State Specialized Business Forms, and California Block Graphics;
  • In 2007, Ennis acquired Trade Envelopes;
  • In 2009, Ennis Inc celebrated its 100th anniversary;
  • In 2010, Ennis acquired Atlas Tag & Label;
  • In October 2011, Ennis acquired Printgraphics;
  • In 2011, Ennis founded the e-commerce solution EOS touchpoint;
  • In 2012, Ennis acquired PrintXcel and Printegra;
  • In October 2013, Ennis acquired Folder Express in Nebraska, Wisco Envelope in Tennessee, and National Imprint Corporation (NIC) in Pennsylvania;
  • In the first half of 2014, Ennis acquired Curtis Business Forms, Falcon Business Forms, Forms Manufactures (FMI), Mutual Graphics, Tri-C Business Forms;
  • In early October 2014, Ennis acquired Hoosier Data Forms in Indiana;
  • At the end of 2014, Ennis, Inc. acquired Kay Toledo Tag and Special Service Partners (SSP).
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