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#1 2004-01-05 08:23:57

Jersey City Printing Company


I've recently found out from WWI draft card records that my great grandfather worked at the Jersey City Printing Company (at 160 Maple) around 1918.

Does anyone have any information about this company, and what eventually happened to it?  I'd be interested in contacting them if they still exist to see if they still have any employee records.

Thanks for any info
- Ian


#2 2004-08-17 10:18:10


Re: Jersey City Printing Company

Re: Jersey City Printing Company


Someone emailed me about this but I lost it before I could reply!  Can whoever that was get in touch please?


- Ian <>


#3 2012-12-10 11:56:56

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Re: Jersey City Printing Company

Jersey City Printing was founded around 1895 and operated as a privately held family-owned business for most of its existence.  While they could handle any printing job assigned their core business was the printing of telephone directories.   They employed about 600 in the Jersey City plant and another 400 at subsidiary Pennland Printing Company in Yeadon, PA, near Philadelphia.

During the late 1960's the Company was purchased by McCall Corp. - the publisher of McCall's Magazine among others.  McCall evidently was not interested in upgrading JCP's aging plant and equipment and so other printing companies - principally R.R. Donnelley of Illinois -were able to outbid JCP for the lucrative phone book printing business.

Jersey City Printing Company closed about 1973.

Last edited by ajax (2012-12-10 13:32:29)




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