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True Craftsmanship Stands the Test of Time

The skills of true crafts people are honed through years of practice but success comes from taking risks and embracing change. We have always pushed the limits of our capabilities to meet today’s demands and to pioneer new paths in the print industry.

Our Foundation

In 1959 when Bill Carlson began a fine stationery printing company Carlson Letter Service, he could not have predicted the tremendous success it would see over the next few decades. He made the wise decision early on to sell within the wholesale wedding market—a decision that would set his business up for incredible growth. A few years after starting the company, Carlson hired a young man named Glen Taylor, a college student at the time. Taylor brought innovative ideas and a strong sense ambition to his role and eventually became Vice President of the company.

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Taylor decided to purchase the company in 1972 and changed its name to Carlson Craft. This purchase was just the start to his entrepreneurial journey. His experience, innovation and competitive spirit resulted in continued growth, inspiring him to establish Taylor Corporation. Through startups and acquisitions, Taylor grew his business to be one of today's largest privately held corporations in the US, with more than 80 companies and 12,000 employees. The Occasions Group was formed in 1998 to bring together five Taylor facilities as one company with one goal: to be the preferred social print partner for life’s events.

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From a small-time garage operation with a single print machine to a national leader in the social print industry,
The Occasions Group has grown and adapted while remaining true to our heritage.

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What our leaders are saying
“As I look to the future, I am eager to see the opportunity the next generation of leaders will build.
And the one thing we can all be excited about is – there are no limits!”

- Glen Taylor, Company Founder