OUR HISTORY

2015
January 1

GLS / NEXT Formulates Precision Marketing brand

2014
July 1

GLS – Purchased 2nd HP Indigo 10000 Digital Press

January 1

GLS celebrates 30th year in business

2013
March 1

GLS – Purchased HP Indigo 10000 Digital Press

January 1

Purchased NEXT Communications to strengthen Multi-Channel Marketing service offerings

2011
April 13

SOC 2 Compliant: A new audit process developed by the American Institute of CPAs

2009
December 15

G7 Certification

December 2

Achieved ISO 9001:2008 upgrade

October 30

Upgraded business information system to PrintStream

August 16

Achieved SFI (Sustainable Forest Initiative) Certification

2007
October 15

Added UV printing capabilities

June 1

Achieved FSC (Forest Stewardship Council) certification

2006
March 31

Purchased Litho Inc., adding web printing and perfect binding capabilities to the product mix

2004
May 11

Added 43,000 square feet to our Brooklyn Park operation to accommodate growth in the direct mail and fulfillment businesses

2003
January 10

Achieved ISO 9001:2000 certification

2000
May 12

Achieved ISO 9002:1994 certification

February 1

Purchased Heartland Graphics and consolidated operations to the GLS campus in Brooklyn Park

1999
January 1

Built 55,000 sq. ft. addition, connected by skyway, for a facility total of 120,000 sq. ft.

1997
June 1

Combined capabilities into GLS Integrated Communication Solutions

April 1

Added creative services to the business mix

1996
January 1

Consolidated operations from three facilities into one 63,000 sq. ft facility in Brooklyn Park, MN

1995
January 1

Added fulfillment/distribution capabilities to the business mix

1993
January 1

Purchased data processing equipment and brought service in-house, offering full mailing service capabilities

1990
January 1

Purchased mailing equipment and started inserting for customers

1984
December 31

Sales for first year: $748,000

January 1

Incorporated as General Litho Services, Inc.