Memory Makers

May 16, 2001 1 min read

These four companies account for at least 90 percent of the market for publishing school yearbooks.


Robert C. Buhrmaster,CEO
Founded: 1897 as a jewelry company
Headquarters: Minneapolis
Owned by: Investcorp, a Bahrain-based global holding company.
Products: Yearbooks, class rings, graduation announcments, business- recognition products.

Herff Jones

James W. Hubbard,CEO
Founded: 1920
Headquarters: Indianapolis
Owned by: Company employees.
Products: Yearbooks, class rings, diplomas, caps and gowns, judicial robes.

Taylor Publishing

Dave Fiore,CEO
Founded: 1939
Headquarters: Dallas
Owned by: Castle Harlan, Inc., a New York City merchant bank.
Products: Yearbooks. Sister company Commemorative Brands Inc. sells class rings under the Balfour and ArtCarved brands.

Walsworth Publishing

Don Walsworth,CEO
Founded: 1937 as a company that printed playbills.
Headquarters: Marceline, Mo.
Owned by: Walsworth family.
Products: Yearbooks

A version of this article appeared in the May 16, 2001 edition of Education Week as Memory Makers