Although we're proud of our products, 服务, 和技术, nothing matches the pride we have in our staff. You see, we learned long ago that we're really in the business of building relationships. For that reason, we put a premium on hiring only the most qualified individuals to serve on our team.
Every person on our staff is committed to providing excellent customer service and producing high-quality products and 服务. As you work with us in the future, we're confident that you'll find this to be true.
Kenneth "Ken" E. 史密斯
I was raised in this print shop. I started cleaning floors and doing hand work (insertions and putting books together) at age fourteen. With the exception of four years in the Air Force and delivering newspapers as a child, this is the only place I have ever been employed. I have worked in every department in the shop.
My grandfather, Ken McClain, started this company in 1958. Dad (George 史密斯, Jr.)于1971年接管. In 1984, I returned from active duty and operated a press for a couple of years. In November 1985, the town of Parsons including our business experienced a devastating flood. At that point, I agreed to come to the office and help Dad manage the business. Dad and I shared duties for several years. 到20世纪90年代初, I had taken full control of the commercial 印刷 part of the business and Dad continued to handle the publishing end until his retirement. Shelly now handles that part of our company.
Our family has always believed in buying quality equipment for our employees to operate and although we would like to take credit for the success of this business, it is our staff that makes us look good.
I have been employed by 八方体育官方网站mpany since May of 1986. In my employment with MPC, I have worked within all facets of the 印刷 business including driving delivery trucks, 装订工场工作, 新闻业务, pre-press and management. In my current position as production manager, I have many roles in the day-to-day operations of business management. My years of experience in all forms of the offset 印刷 industry allow me to address our customers’ needs and concerns regarding their 印刷 project from start to finish.
Michelle "Shelly" Mullenax-McKinnie
Vice President of Publishing
With almost twenty years at 八方体育官方网站mpany, I have had the great fortune to work with many talented and interesting authors who have chosen to have their works privately printed here at MPC. When I started working here, my title was editor and proofreader. That was really hands-on work from beginning to end. Now most of our authors supply their books on disk and just need to be formatted before going to press. From West Virginia regional county histories and Appalachian folklore books to books of poetry and memoirs, I have assisted our clients to make certain that they have a finished product on which they can be proud to see their name printed.
When a customer first inquires about the procedure, cost and 服务 offered when having a book printed at MPC, I determine the specifications necessary to give them an accurate estimate cost for producing their works. While typing and editing 服务 are available at MPC, if they are not necessary, we move their project through the stages of production from pre-press, 来打样, 印刷, 折叠, 绑定 and trimming until we have cartons of the finished product for our customers. 在大多数情况下, this is a first-time experience for new authors and I am there with you just a phone call or e-mail away to help you go through the process step by step. The last leg of our journey is marketing. I make your book available on not only this website, but also Amazon.com,边界.com and Barnesandnoble.com as well as notifying our national distributor, 贝克和泰勒, that your book has been printed and is available for resale.
The great thing about 八方体育官方网站mpany that I believe sets us apart from other book printers, is that we are receptive to our clients and always ready to do the most that we can to have a happy customer. Our work is guaranteed and when it involves 印刷 your book, you will be working with me not whoever happens to answer the phone. 在大多数情况下, our clients become our friends and we are proud to keep these relationships for many, 许多年.
At 八方体育官方网站mpany, quality 印刷 and 绑定 go a long way in creating a marketable book for book stores, 经销商和供应商.
从头到尾, 八方体育官方网站mpany is here for all your editing, 印刷, 绑定, and book marketing needs.
At 八方体育官方网站mpany, you have someone who is there for you every step of the way through the publication of your first or latest book.