NPC, formerly News Printing Company, was founded in 1954
In 1954, NPC founders Barney and Charlotte Barnhart purchased a debt-ridden letterpress operation that published three weekly community newspapers — The Hollidaysburg Register, The Cove News and The Williamsburg Journal. With Barney and Charlotte’s shared talent and passion for journalism, the two turned the operation into some of the most controversial and widely read newspapers in the area. In 1963 they discontinued one of the newspapers and combined the other two into The Blair Press.
Barney and Charlotte believed in creating opportunity, so when offset printing technology became commercially viable in the 1960s, they were among the first to invest in the future of print technology to supplement revenue and support their corporate family.
News Printing Company began working with the Government Publishing Office (formerly the Government Printing Office) in the early 1960s. The rest, as they say, is history. With an entrepreneurial spirit — and an opportunistic mindset — News Printing Company became experts at fulfilling the unique needs of a growing number of government and commercial clients.
Today, second and third generations extend Barney and Charlotte’s legacy and continue to pave NPC's mission to "provide the means for self-reliant individuals to improve both their quality of life and standard of living." Achieving this uncommon mission translates to commitment, innovation, and quality for our customers while sustaining an environment for our employees to better their lives. A lot has changed since Barney and Charlotte started the operation, but NPC remains a privately held, family owned company that maintains its open environment that encourages both personal and professional growth.
From a newspaper to a government printer to a full-service print and information solutions provider, take a look at NPC through the years.