We’ve come a long way since our founding in 1954, but we have never lost the family values that are the cornerstone of our success. Listening. Understanding. Delivering.® is our approach to doing business but it’s also our promise to all of our stakeholders.
Ask the right questions. Understand the bigger picture. Deliver timely, useful solutions.
With an enduring entrepreneurial spirit and a proactive mindset, we are able to innovate and invest in entirely new processes to solve challenges for a growing list of government and commercial customers.
A lot has changed since we opened our doors — both inside our organization and in the industry as a whole — but we remain a privately held, family-owned company that fosters an open environment to encourage personal and professional growth for self-reliant individuals.
News Printing Company, now known as NPC, is founded in 1954 by Barney and Charlotte Barnhart. The company publishes three weekly newspapers: The Hollidaysburg Register, The Cove News, and The Williamsburg Journal. Acting as journalist, photographer, editor and publisher, Barney leads a revival of The Hollidaysburg Register.
Press technology is advancing quickly and News Printing Company is among the first to adopt a web offset press for printing newspapers. The three original newspapers are merged and renamed The Blair Press, and Barney gains a reputation as a “rambunctious and controversial” editor. We begin working with the U.S. Government Printing Office (GPO), now called the Government Publishing Office. This is the start of an enduring relationship that has lasted for over 50 years.
NPC continues to do more and more work with the GPO, expanding our capabilities with new equipment and more employees to better serve a diversifying list of customers.
Our strategic direction shifts as radio and television cripple local newspaper advertising. News Printing Company sells the Blair Press and shifts focus from newspapers to government and commercial printing. Mark Barnhart, son of founders Barney and Charlotte, takes the helm of the business, becoming owner and CEO. Father and son develop the sprawling 9-hole private golf course “Barneywood” as a scenic retreat for clients, employees and their families.
We continue to adapt to a changing marketplace by expanding our digital services offerings. We open a 100,000 square-foot facility in Claysburg, PA that will accommodate our continued growth and consolidate multiple operations under one roof. To increase our focus on digital solutions, we open a facility in Roaring Spring, PA that serves as an information technology center, specializing in document conversion and composition services.
We expand our manufacturing space by 95,000 square feet to better serve our clients. We officially rebrand our company as NPC, Inc., shifting the focus away from our origins in news printing to more closely align with our current offerings that serve the digital and business process management needs of our clients. We’re consistently named “One of the Best Places to Work in PA.”
As technology advances and business evolves, we continue to develop innovative services and solutions based on expertise from our workforce, and the diversifying needs and requirements of our customers.