JournalBooks Celebrates 50th Anniversary
Fifty years is a long time by most any measure. For JournalBooks, Charlotte, N.C., it’s a measure of the company’s uncompromising commitment to quality, service and innovation in the promotional products industry.
Established as Timeplanner Calendars by Jerome O’Boyle in 1971, JournalBooks is marking its golden anniversary this year, celebrating five decades of made-to-order paper products. Today, its made-to-order journals and planners are a key part of PCNA, which acquired JournalBooks in 2007.
JournalBooks president Tim O’Boyle, Jerome’s son, says the focus 50 years later is the same as it was on day one: customer solutions.
“At JournalBooks today, we still believe that our wide array of U.S.-made paper products helps build brands and deliver an end-customer’s message,” O’Boyle said. “We have always been a solutions-driven company, and since launching our JournalBooks line in the mid ‘90s, it has given us a much wider platform to create unique custom products for our customers.”
Over the years, Jerome O’Boyle’s six sons—Jim, Tom, Larry, Joe, Tim and Patrick—built on the tradition of creating custom paper products, pioneering the category of custom journals and notebooks. That commitment to innovative solutions has won JournalBooks numerous industry awards and loyal customers.
“We certainly want to take this opportunity to express our appreciation to all the customers who’ve made this milestone possible,” O’Boyle added. “Along with our amazing employees, of course, our customers are the ones who’ve made 50 years possible.”