History

We’ve always been invested in being the best. From our start in local publishing to our growth into a communications industry leader, we’ve always strived to have the best equipment, technology, systems and people.

In 1934, Fry Communications, Inc. began as one of the first publishers of weekly shopping guides. A small family operation, the company focused on publishing - but not printing - that shopper for over thirty years. The Guide continues publication today, and now includes online advertising opportunities to expand its reach.

Henry Fry, the current Chairman of the Board, purchased the company’s first offset press in 1967. In 1970, we expanded into printing government and commercial materials. Within five years Fry became the largest federal contract printer in the country.

Over the years, our commercial non-heatset printing grew, enabling us to expand even farther - specifically into business-to-business catalogs and trade and consumer magazines.

Right now, over a million square feet of manufacturing space has the Fry name on it. Inside those buildings are nearly two dozen presses, over two dozen binders, a vast array of auxiliary equipment, several new technologies, advanced systems and just over 1000 employees.

Today, Fry is investing in the equipment, technologies and services that will define the future of publishing and distribution. It will be a future of more features, more channels, more efficiency and more wows. And we are excited to be a part of it.

A lot has changed since Fry started its small shopper over 75 years ago. But our commitment to being the best has been constant. Fry remains a privately-held, family-owned company that has the strong financial resources to invest in the equipment and technologies our customers need.

Throughout our entire history we have been surrounded by amazing customers. We consider our customers part of the Fry family. Together, we produce smart, innovative solutions.