Essex published Forget Not: Mannington Mills' First Century in December 2016 for one of the United States’ largest manufacturers of residential and commercial flooring. The 144-page book tells the story of Mannington Mills, a fifth-generation, family-owned company with Scottish roots that rose from the ashes of a bankrupt flooring factory in southern New Jersey to become a diverse, multinational firm with operations in eight U.S. states and the United Kingdom.
A third-generation, family-owned manufacturer based in the Midwest has chosen Essex to publish its 100th anniversary history book. Scheduled for delivery in the summer of 2019, the book will in essence be the story of what it takes to create a business that could last forever. It will explore the founding, growth, diversification and future of the company, highlighting commitments to making quality products and providing exceptional service, to treating employees like family and to evolving and expanding with the times.
Essex Publishing has been hired by one of the country's leading print services companies to produce a coffee-table book covering 70 years of history and three generations of family ownership. The book will tell the story of the company and its family owners, highlight and help carry forward a unique culture and set of values, and serve as a showpiece for the company's work. Created largely for a readership of employees, family members, customers, suppliers and members of the community, the 112-page book is scheduled for publication before the end of 2017.
Essex published Building for the Future, a book marking the 130th anniversary of Consumers Energy, one of the nation’s largest combination utilities. Based in Jackson, Michigan, the subsidiary of CMS Energy provides electric and natural gas service to nearly 6.6 million residents in all 68 of Michigan’s Lower Peninsula counties. Delivered in March 2017, the book documents Consumers Energy’s history while highlighting its relationships with its customers, communities and employees.
Essex has published A History of Caring: The Clinicians of WellStar, for Marietta, Georgia-based WellStar, one of the nation’s most integrated health systems. A companion to Life Well-Lived, which Essex published for WellStar in 2013, the 112-page volume goes beyond the history of the system and its facilities and into the stories of the physicians, nurses, advanced practice professionals and other clinicians who provide care for more than 1.4 million people in northwest Georgia.
Cook Incorporated, based in Bloomington, Indiana, has chosen Essex to produce a book about its Asia-Pacific operations. This will be the third book the Essex team will have created for the company. Essex's principals produced Snowing in Chicago, the story of the founding and growth of Cook in the United States, for another imprint in 2009. Cook's second book, scheduled for publication by Essex in the fall of 2015, tells the story of the company's European business. Publication is expected in late 2017.
Essex has published Building Commerce, a 150th-anniversary book for Missouri-based Commerce Bank. The 144-page book, created largely for a readership of employees and retirees, shareholders, customers, community leaders and other VIPs, tells the story of the Woods and Kemper families and how they turned a single banking office in Kansas City in 1865 into a super-community bank with 350 offices across the central United States, from Ohio and Tennessee west to the front range of the Rocky Mountains and from Illinois south to Texas.
Essex Publishing Group has published Leap of Faith for Schneider, one of the United States' largest providers of truckload, logistics and intermodal freight services. Created primarily for the company's associates and retirees, the 144-page book tells the story of Al Schneider, who sold his family car to start a small trucking company in Green Bay, Wisconsin, in 1935 and his son Don, who turned what his father had grown into a diversified, high-tech operation that shaped the modern North American trucking industry.
Cook Group, the first company to introduce devices for interventional medicine in the United States, has chosen Essex Publishing to produce a book about its European operation. In 2009 the Essex team produced Snowing in Chicago, the story of the founding and growth of Cook in the United States. The new book, scheduled for publication in the spring of 2015, will tell the story of William Cook Europe, which since the late 1960s has contributed significantly to worldwide medical science, to Europe’s position in the healthcare industry and to the success of Cook Group itself.
Essex Publishing produced Being HNTB to celebrate the 100th anniversary of one of the United States’ leading infrastructure design firms. Essex published the 144-page book to bring HNTB’s story of quality, integrity, independence and sustainability to employees and recruits, partners and clients.