Everything has its beginning. Ours was in a one-room loft in downtown Wichita, Kansas. Our equipment consisted of one “jobber,” a few cases of type, a conscientious young journeyman printer, and a constant determination to deliver printing of such quality that every piece might be used as a sample of our work.
The McCormick Press was established in 1901 by A.G. McCormick, a young man who had served his apprenticeship before attaining high school age. In 1912, a partnership was formed with Charles H. Armstrong, then a salesman of printing for Armstrong Printing Company, and the shop was moved into our current location, which has grown to four company-owned buildings housing our headquarters and main production facilities. Thus began McCormick Armstrong Co., Inc. In the 1950s and 1960s the company’s stock was publicly owned and traded. In 1968, the company returned to private ownership with E.W. “Pete” Armstrong as the Principal Owner. After Pete’s death in 2009, the company continues under the primary ownership of the Armstrong family with the steadfast leadership of our CEO, Jake Shaffer.
Today, McCormick Armstrong is a nationally recognized, award-winning, state-of-the-art manufacturing facility which provides complete digital prepress workflow, high-quality web and sheetfed commercial and contract printing, digital printing, fulfillment services, mailing and complex distribution. With our continued investments in technology and our experienced, dedicated employees, we are able to provide our customers with more than just printing.
Experience, Craftsmanship and Technology
From these three elements, we have forged a tradition and reputation around the world for giving sight to your ideas, beyond your expectations.
With more than a full century behind us we look back and see that a lot has changed since 1901, but not our tradition for excellence and dedication to making your visions a reality.