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Monday, November 10, 2014

50 years of ink and paper

Pat and Joe Herring, Sr., in the early 1960s.
On November 10, 1964, my parents, Joe and Pat Herring, opened a printing company in Kerrville, Texas.  The little print shop they started on that day is still going strong, and I'm proud of all they accomplished.  Today is the 50th anniversary of the founding of the company.
They had a toddler son (me), and a daughter on the way (my sister, Judy), and they decided to start their own business.  The reason: they wanted to raise their family in Kerrville.
Their first office was in the old Tivy Hotel on Tivy Street in Kerrville; in 1965 they purchased the Hunter Printing Company, which was located at 615 Water Street.  Later, they bought the building housing the print shop, then the building next to that building, and finally, the parking lot next to that building.
Herring Printing Company as it appeared in the mid 1970s
Over the past five decades the company has employed hundreds of people, served thousands of customers, and contributed in many ways to the community.
On behalf of my family, thanks -- we really appreciate your support, your business, but most of all, your friendship.
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1 comment:

  1. Congratulations on the 50th anniversary, Joe. I love the article and photo of your folks.
    What a precious family. Suzie

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