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NPC began as a weekly newspaper in 1954 with just five employees...

Over the past six decades, NPC has remained flexible and open-minded to new opportunities, allowing us to evolve into one of the largest providers of print and information services to both the Federal government and commercial clients. Today we have nearly 500 dedicated employees. We are a privately owned, second-generation family business that continues to grow and adapt to the changing needs of our customers.

NPC through the years...


1954

Charlotte and Barney Barnhart

News Printing Company founded by Barney and Charlotte Barnhart
News Printing Company, now known as NPC, is founded by Barney and Charlotte Barnhart. The company publishes three weekly newspapers: The Hollidaysburg Register, The Cove News, and The Williamsburg Journal.

1955

Hollidaysburg Register

Barney Barnhart releases his first issue of The Hollidaysburg Register
Acting as journalist, photographer, editor and publisher, Barney leads a revival of The Hollidaysburg Register, "Blair County's oldest newspaper," that hits newsstands February 25, 1955.

1961

We purchase our first offset printing press
Barney and Charlotte see opportunity in changing press technology and are among the first to adopt a web offset press for printing newspapers. The first press is a two-unit Fairchild press, later to become King Press.

1962

The Blair Press

Newspapers merge, form The Blair Press
The three original newspapers are merged and renamed The Blair Press. Founder Barney Barnhart gains a reputation as one of the most “rambunctious and controversial” editors, and the paper becomes one of the most-read newspapers in the area.

1963

We begin our relationship with GPO
The company begins working with the U.S. Government Printing Office (GPO) -- which is now called the Government Publishing Office -- a relationship that has lasted more than 50 years, to fill press time between newspaper printings.

1980

Company sells newspaper business to focus on print operations
The company’s strategic direction shifts as radio and television cripple local newspaper advertising. News Printing Company sells the Blair Press and shifts its focus from the newspaper business to government and commercial printing.

1986

Barneywood

Sets foundation for Barneywood, golf course
Ground for what is known today as Barneywood is purchased. Barneywood serves as a private nine-hole golf course and recreational facility for NPC employees and family members.

1987

Mark Barnhart takes over as CEO
Mark Barnhart, son of founders Barney and Charlotte, becomes owner and CEO.

1990

Breaking Ground: Land purchased in Claysburg for current production facility
The land for the current Claysburg, PA facility is purchased on March 7, 1990. Construction begins on a 100,000-square-foot facility that will accommodate the company’s continued growth and consolidate multiple operations “under one roof.”

1994

We re-position ourselves as a printing and document solutions company
News Printing Company adapts to a changing marketplace with the addition of document conversion services.

1996

We increase our focus on digital solutions
A newly constructed building in Roaring Spring, PA replaces the company's original production facility and now serves as an information technology center, specializing in document conversion and composition services.


Entering into the digital print market
The company purchases its first high-speed digital printer, a Xerox Docutech 6135 that customizes and binds.

1997

We create a secure print-on-demand system
For one large government agency, News Printing Company integrates a software and hardware solution that translates, formats and stores intellectual property files while allowing for customized file manipulation and end-processing.


Offers warehousing and fulfillment services
We secure a contract with NASDAQ to store their physical inventory of corporate marketing products that includes a print-on-demand solution.

2001

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"We're officially NPC!"
On December 31, 2001, the company officially changes its name from News Printing Company to NPC, Inc., to help better define its core strengths – Document Management, Traditional and Digital Print, Fulfillment and Distribution.

2002

Continued growth leads to Claysburg, PA facility expansion
NPC announces it will move forward with a 95,000-square-foot expansion of its Claysburg facility, nearly doubling its manufacturing space.

2004

NPC 50 years

We celebrate 50 years in business!
NPC celebrates its 50th Anniversary. NPC employees present a photo of more than 230 employees in the formation of a “50” to the Barnhart family members as a gift of appreciation.

2006

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Immersion, Ltd.
NPC introduces a new branded service – Immersion, specializing in data breach response services.

2008

Best Places to Work in PA

We make our first appearance on the Best Places to Work in PA list
NPC makes its first appearance on the Best Places to Work in Pennsylvania list, where it continues to make a yearly appearance thanks to an amazing workforce.


NPC achieves Level II printer status with the Government Printing Office -- now called the Government Publishing Office
The GPO certifies suppliers according to Product Quality Levels (PQL) through its Quality Assurance Through Attributes Program for Printing & Binding (QATAP). NPC’s quality assurance efforts are based on these attributes to ensure satisfaction of produced materials.

2012
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Enivation
NPC introduces a new branded service – Enivation, specializing in publication scanning and archiving services.

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