The Sheridan Press, Hanover, PA, Celebrates Milestone of 100 Years in Business
HANOVER, PA—January 9, 2015—In the spring of 1915 in Hanover, PA, entrepreneur C. N. Myers rented a corner of the local newspaper building and invested in a letterpress in order to found a publication about breeder chickens, which he titled Everybodys Poultry Magazine. The magazine became a global favorite, and its success paved the way for other publications to be printed and distributed by the company.
The company name was changed from Everybodys Poultry Magazine to Everybodys Press in 1946. It was acquired in 1967 by R. Champlin "Champ" Sheridan, and relocated to 450 Fame Avenue in Hanover, PA, where it remains in operation today. In 1982, it was renamed The Sheridan Press. The facility specializes in high-quality offset printing, featuring nine offset presses and one web press. In 2003, The Sheridan Press created a digital print facility on-site that has grown to eight digital presses.
Through the years, The Sheridan Press has counted among its customers many of the world’s largest and most prestigious scientific, technical, medical, and scholarly publishers, as well as a wide variety of smaller special interest publishers. Known for exceptional customer service and quality, The Sheridan Press is also a leading provider of technologies that facilitate automated workflows and mobile and digital content delivery. In addition, the company was among the first to offer article reprints and eprints to the journal industry. The Sheridan Press attributes its longevity to an ability to innovate based on a keen understanding of strategic shifts in the publishing market, allowing the company to deliver key services and solutions that go well beyond print.
The Sheridan Press was the foundational company in the formation of The Sheridan Group, which was established in 1989 in Hunt Valley, MD, and expanded with subsequent sister companies Sheridan Books in Chelsea, MI; Dartmouth Printing in Hanover, NH; and Dartmouth Journal Services in Waterbury, VT. Now referred to simply as Sheridan, all the sites work together to provide a multitude of capabilities required by publishers.
President and COO Pat Stricker commented on the centennial anniversary, "It’s an honor to work for a company with such a rich heritage, especially as we celebrate this landmark year. Our employees are truly the best in the business. They take pride in the work we do here and uphold the entrepreneurial spirit under which the company began. We are energized by the opportunities our customers give us, and grateful to continue to be their trusted publishing partner."
Sheridan is a leading provider of print, publishing services and technology solutions to commercial publishers, associations, university presses, and direct mail catalogers. Comprised of The Sheridan Press, Dartmouth Printing, Dartmouth Journal Services, and Sheridan Books, each company within The Sheridan Group has a market specialty that supports scholarly journals, books, magazines, or catalogs.