Folks has received multiple awards for our printing quality and for being an excellent supplier of labels to several large commercial product suppliers.
Today we specialize in print labels for many large companies, specializing in paint and automotive products in the US and Canada. We have major state-of-the-art, Multi Color Presses capable of the most sophisticated jobs, but also new HP digital presses geared to quick production and smaller runs, even 25 labels. So truly no job is too big or too small.
A Brief History of Folks Printing
Before the turn of the century the hill, where rotary towers is now located, was known as Gospel Hill. This is where the name the Folks On Gospel Hill originated. The hill had been used for tent meetings and a stop off for travelers going through the Marion Ohio, area. It also had Jacobs Well which was a good source of water.
In 1919, Jay H. Maish Sr. Came to Marion with his typewriter in hand to start an advertising and printing company. It started out in a small way as most companies did at that time.
In 1921, the company was incorporated as the Jay H. Maish Advertising Company. During this time, until the 1960’s, the company prospered with customers like Marion Power Shovel, Huber, Na-Churs Plant Food and many other Marion area companies. In the printing portion, they produced multi-color letterheads and booklets & financial statements of all kinds and commercial printing for customers all over the world.
In 1962, we moved to our present location and became known as the Folks from Gospel Hill. Jack F. Carr was president of Folks Printing. He held this position until December 31, 1969. On January 1, 1970 Marion L. Apple was appointed President until October, 1984.
In Early 80's
In the early 1980’s we changed the name to the Folk’s Printing Company. In October 1984, James L. Saiter was appointed president. He held this position until June 2011.
In July 2011, Christine A. Dickson was appointed President and is President at this time. This move made Folks Printing a wholly Women owned business.