We've been serving businesses in the Midwest for over sixty years. That fact in and of itself is enough for us to be feeling very thankful every year. In a time that is all about giving thanks, we wanted to share a few of the special things that we are thankful for at SumnerOne. 2018 has been a big year for our company, and we just wanted to remind the members of our SumnerOne family and our customers just how special they are and to thank them for the role they have played in that this year.
When we wrapped our last SumnerOne history lesson, we were just about to enter the new millennium. The growth SumnerOne experienced in the 1990's was the driving force behind all of the big changes that the 2000's and 2010's would hold for our company. It's safe to say that we didn't peak when the new millennium rolled around. We were just getting started.
When we ended our last SumnerOne history lesson, the year was 1955 and Bud Sumner had moved back to St. Louis and purchased A.B. Dick Products of St. Louis, Inc. The decision to move back to St. Louis proved to be strategic and smart decision for Bud. More than 60 years later, our headquarters is based in St. Louis.
Our founder, Bud Sumner, once said, "As technology changes, so does Sumner Group. We are not going to be a victim of not changing with technology." Bud made this statement over fifty years ago, and we've been running with it ever since.
June 2018 will go down as an important month on our company’s timeline, one that stretches all the way back to 1955 when Bud Sumner started his business in St. Louis. For the past 63 years, we have delivered solutions to customers that help them grow their businesses. As we’ve thought about how to best support our customers for the next 60 years, we realized that having one place to go for solutions that run a modern workplace would be important.
SumnerOne is growing – we’re serving more regions than ever and we’re bringing more new solutions than ever to our customers! So first and foremost, thank you for being our customer and giving us the opportunity to grow and serve you better. We are happy to have you along on this journey with us!
All right…admit it. Who hasn’t wanted to go all Office Space on a misbehaving copier once or twice in their professional career? We’ve heard the desperation in peoples’ voices as they call our office begging for help with one of those rogue printers that showed up on someone’s desk and randomly decides to spew madness. So we thought we’d have a little fun with the idea and kick it up a notch in our Kansas City office while doing a bit of good for our local community with our 2nd Annual Worst Copier in KC event. Our aim was twofold: raise some serious cash for BIGGSteps for Cancer Prevention & replace KC's worst copier with a new Canon MFP valued at $10,000 plus 2 full years of copies and service at a local business in desperate need of a new copier.