Cushing Celebrates 90 Years in Business
– Family-owned display graphics firm reaches company milestone this Fall –
For Immediate Release
Chicago, IL – October 30, 2019 –Cushing, a creative print and display graphics firm, celebrates their 90th anniversary in October 2019. Cushing opened its doors in October 1929, just days before the stock market crashed, sending the nation into The Great Depression. The company persevered and has served the Chicagoland business community ever since.
Founder F. John Cushing Sr. purchased the company (formerly known as National Blueprint Co.) and began to rebrand and rebuild as a blueprint shop serving Chicago’s architecture and engineering firms. Through the years, Cushing focused on coating diazo paper, placed the first manned, on-site printing center in Chicago, and became the first reprographics company in the city to add color imaging to their list of services.
In recent years, Cushing has evolved to include various color graphics solutions for their growing client base. Cushing is certified both nationally and with the City of Chicago as a Women-owned Business Enterprise, led by president Cathleen Cushing Duff. The company is a founder and active member of the RMX Network (formerly ReproMAX), a group of digital print service providers nationwide and overseas.
As Cushing enters its ninetieth year of business, the company continues to grow, adapt to market changes, and create a culture that inspires leadership. To achieve this milestone, Cushing credits their outstanding employees (many of whom have been with the company fifteen years or more), vendors and loyal customers.
“Thank you to our incredible staff, vendor partners, and loyal clients for contributing to this company achievement,” said Joseph X. Cushing, Executive Vice President at Cushing. “Celebrating ninety years in business would not have been possible without their support.”
Cushing has assisted Chicagoland businesses, large and small with printing & graphic solutions since 1929. From beginnings in blueprinting and traditional copy services, evolving into digital imaging and environmental display graphics, the family-owned business has transformed with technology. Priding themselves on their humble beginnings, Cushing promotes their employees to treat co-workers and clients in the same manner, as an extension of the family. With the extension of the RMX network Cushing connects hundreds of professionals across the globe each year.