John and Alberta Drummond founded the Drummond Press in Jacksonville, Florida during 1939. In those tough economic times, John and Peaches worked tirelessly to build the business and provide for their Family. John would sell printing during the day and run the press at night. Peaches would run the press during the day and care of the children at night.
In the beginning and throughout the 40’s and 50’s the company steadily grew in sales with product lines that included stationary, business forms and labels. In the early 70’s, Drummond growth was fueled after being awarded a print management contract with Seaboard Coastline, currently doing business as CSX Transportation. While maintaining its’ strength in the forms industry, the company began to aggressively increase the volume of high quality color work in the late 80’s. In the 90’s, Drummond continued to expand its’ capabilities and operations. They installed more sheet-fed equipment as well as beginning a direct mail and fulfillment division that now handles approximately 50 million pieces of mail a year. In 2006, they successfully installed the newest M110 web press in the Southeast, with significant in line finishing capabilities.
Over the years Drummond’s business has been enhanced through many acquisitions. These included Hilcraft Engraving in Miami, Trade Engraving in Orlando, Douglas Printing in Jacksonville and Graphic Communications in Atlanta, GA. Over the years this business has been consolidated into plants in Jacksonville, FL and Atlanta, GA.
Today, Drummond is a leader in Managed Print Services. The strategy is to help clients achieve a higher ROI on their print services expenditures through an innovative approach that provides measured and sustainable improvements. Drummond focuses on the Total Cost of Ownership by helping remove waste from the design, procurement, manufacturing and distribution stages. Putting “ink on paper” is only a fraction of the true cost. This holistic approach identifies costs that are often hidden, such as long-distance shipping, storage, fulfillment and obsolescence.
Drummond fundamentally achieves greater value by deploying Lean Six Sigma strategies, coupled with competitive bidding through a vendor agnostic model. This strategy allows for the relentless pursuit of value by streamlining processes, and creating ideal alignment with providers. The approach is proven, innovative, measured and historically saves clients 20% to 40% on these products and services. Additionally, the focus helps realize sustained savings and not just “quick hits”.
Being recognized as one of the largest and fastest growing print management firms in the southeast, Drummond stays committed to delivering innovate and unique solutions to clients most difficult print service needs.
Drummond is owned by Mrs. Diane Falconetti, daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Drummond and John Falconetti, her son. John represents Drummond’s third generation leader serving as Chairman and CEO of the business.