Kaeser & Blair's Warehouse and Shipping Manager, Mike Jacobs, actually started his career with the company in our Credit Department processing orders. After gaining a valued understanding of the company and our process, Mike moved into management and now supervises the processing of product samples, supplier catalogs and our monthly Windjammer distribution. As a master of organization, Mike has implemented many new ideas and is constantly striving to improve the efficiency of our shipping, mailing and receiving processes. Approaching 10 years with the company, Mike has become an important member of our team.
In our 120+ years of continuous operation our business owner family has achieved some milestones we're proud of. Scroll or click through to learn more.
Founded in 1894 as the Cincinnati Printing and Paper Products Co. in Cincinnati, an extension of a Northern Kentucky printing company dating back to the 1850's.
Purchased by Dutch Kaeser & Bill Blair.
Name changed and incorporated in the State of Ohio as Kaeser & Blair, Inc.
Began selling products through independent dealers - the start of the Kaeser & Blair family of dealers.
First dealer sales catalog produced.
Installed new state of the art printing equipment and doubled capacity.
Purchased 47,000 square foot printing facility and office on Eastern Avenue in Cincinnati - home to Kaeser & Blair for the next 46 years.
Contracted with Disney to manufacture and offer special Disney character calendars.
Awarded copyright by the US Library of Congress Copyright Office for commercial Teaser calendars.
Manufactured and offered now famous Marilyn Monroe calendars.
Integrated state-of-the-art, cutting edge IBM computer automation.
Gas prices jumped from $.38 a gallon to to $.55 and a record number of new dealers joined the Kaeser & Blair family to earn extra money.
To better serve family of dealers, manufacturing jobbed out and higher focus and attention placed on distributer functions.
First Best Buys concept catalog produced.
Introduced the Ultimate Marketing Vehicle - a mobile showroom of promotional products.
Awarded as a Top 25 Distributor by ASI Counselor Magazine - have received this honor continuously every year since.
Expanded and moved to present day location in Batavia, Ohio.
First Kaeser & Blair annual convention and family reunion held.
Introduced the highly profitable sub-dealer program.
Celebrated 100th anniversary and introduced Century Club to recognize and award top producers.
Introduced revolutionary ACH wire transfer of daily earnings to dealers.
Expanded Batavia facility to keep up with business growth.
First KTU (Kaeser Training University) dealer educational seminar.
Introduced cutting edge KaeserCentral dealer web site.
Expanded Batavia facility again to keep up with business growth.
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