Taylor Communications

Taylor Communications is a printing company. It is a wholly owned subsidiary of Taylor Corporation and is headquartered in Mankato, Minnesota. Founded in 1912 as Standard Register, the company re-branded in 2016 as Taylor Communications. It serves the financial services, healthcare, insurance, industrial and retail markets through the manufacturing of commercial print, corporate stationery, direct mail, business forms, labels, retail signage and promotional products. As of 2016, the company operates dozens of manufacturing facilities across the United States and Mexico. [1]

Taylor Communications
Wholly owned subsidiary
HeadquartersMankato, MN, USA
Key people
Glen Taylor
Deb Taylor
Number of employees
ParentTaylor Corporation
WebsiteTaylor Communications


Taylor Communications was founded as Standard Register Co. in Dayton, Ohio in 1912 by brothers John and William Sherman and Dayton inventor Theodore Shirmer to sell the pinfeed autographic register, a device invented by Shirmer. The device enabled multiple copies of printed forms to be fed through the machine using a hand-cranked wooden cylinder.[2] Over the next century, Standard Register rose to prominence as one of the largest printed communications companies in the United States.[3]

On June 17, 2015, it was announced that Taylor Corporation would be acquiring the assets of the company for a reported $307 million.[4] Several months after the transaction was complete, Standard Register re-branded as Taylor Corporation's new go-to-market subsidiary, Taylor Communications.[5]

Less than one year following the acquisition of Standard Register, Taylor Communications announced its intentions to purchase Staples Print Solutions, the commercial print division of Staples Inc. The acquisition added 10 commercial print facilities to the company's manufacturing footprint.[6] As of 2016, Taylor Communications' parent company, Taylor Corporation, is considered one of the top 3 largest graphic communications companies in North America, with competitors RR Donnelley and Quad/Graphics being the other two.[7]

See also


  1. "Taylor Corporation Map" (PDF). Taylor Corporation. Retrieved 14 October 2016.
  2. "Important Events in Standard Register's History". Dayton Business Journal. Retrieved 14 October 2016.
  3. "The 2013 Printing Impressions 400". Printing Impressions. Retrieved 14 October 2016.
  4. "Taylor Corp. buys Ohio-based Standard Register Co. for $307 million". Star Tribune. Retrieved 14 October 2016.
  5. "Standard Register name changed to 'Taylor Communications'". Dayton Daily News. Retrieved 14 October 2016.
  6. "Taylor Corp. to buy Staples printing facilities". Star Tribune. Retrieved 14 October 2016.
  7. "By the Numbers". Taylor Corporation. Retrieved 14 October 2016.
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