Six decades of service and innovation
Looking back at 62 years of history is meaningful for new customers because our past reveals a lot about the way we operate today. The founding principles continue to guide this company. Old fashioned ideas about service, value, and promises kept, are important here.
Our founder, George Webb, left his home in the Tidewater area of Virginia to pursue his dream of playing baseball and studying journalism at the University of NC at Chapel Hill. His sports dreams were cut short when he volunteered for service in WWII. After the war he completed his degree and worked as a sportswriter for the Hickory Daily Record and the Greensboro Daily News.
In 1952 George gave up a promising journalism career to open his own business, Webb Printing Company. He sensed printing would be a constantly evolving industry, believing the key to growth was to discover market needs, seek out new technologies, and offer unparalleled customer service.
In 1956 George took in a partner, Jim Meredith, and the name changed to Meredith-Webb Printing Co. Nine years later George bought him out, but kept the name. He liked the sound of it, so do we.
George Webb’s founding philosophy required total commitment to investing in new equipment and technologies. It worked for him and it still works today for his sons, Kelly and Travers Webb, who now run the company. Truly a family venture, George’s grandsons. Mitch Webb and Spurgeon Webb now work for the company their grandfather founded.
Presses are the backbone of a printing company and the finest presses are built in Germany. George and his wife Betty made trips overseas to see the newest developments. In recent years, Kelly Webb has made many trips to the KBA plant in Germany. Kelly and Travers Webb have travelled the globe, searching out new technology and frequently returning with new tools for better service.
George Webb believed in commitment. His leadership in commitment to employees, customers, and to the community, will always be a part of the culture of Meredith-Webb.