After 142 years, Stewart-Taylor Printing has new owners, new technology and a new way of doing business.
In June 1994, the company moved from its home of 68 years in a Michigan Street warehouse to a renovated storefront at 114 West Superior Street.
In September 1994, the company’s co-owner Rolly Nelson retired. In May 1995, the company’s other owner, Dick Olson, retired and sold the business to his four children Tom, Jim, Bill and Barb Olson Payette.
In September 1996, the company took delivery of a computerized four-color press that enables Stewart-Taylor to run high quality jobs on the newest printing technology available today. The company is operating at a new level of efficiency with all these changes. The advanced technology allows us to produce a high quality product at a more competitive rate. With a total of 10 presses, Stewart Taylor can do any kind of printing. The investment into high-end computers and graphic equipment allows Stewart-Taylor to be leader in the region for disc conversion typesetting and graphic manipulation. J’NT Printery a 2-color, quick print shop that offers photocopies, has gone from a separate business owned by Jim and Tom, to an arm of Stewart-Taylor. In the last two years the company has invested $2 million in improvements.
The new owners praise their predecessor’s dedication to building the company. Dick and Rolly owned this company for 20 years and during that time Stewart-Taylor gained respect in our community and we are benefiting from all their hard work.
We at Stewart-Taylor Printing share a vision of being the premiere printer in the Duluth area. We will provide our clients with exceptional service and quality printing that meets or exceeds our clients’ expectations. It is our goal to be the complete solution to our clients’ printing needs.
We will contribute to the Duluth area as a profitable institution by providing jobs to area residents and taking an active leadership role in the community.
It is our desire that each individual who comes in contact with Stewart-Taylor Printing as our client or as our co-worker leaves with an enjoyable and memorable experience.
We are committed to providing a safe and pleasant work environment that enables our co-workers to perform their duties to the best of their abilities – individually and as a team.