Schuster Company Company History Timeline

1900
In the late 1900 s, Schuster became a war assetsdealer under the direction of the founder s son, Bill Schuster.
1904
Schuster first opened for business in 1904 as an electrical contractor in Cincinnati, Ohio.
1920
Throughout the 1920 s and 30 s, the company operated as a successful distributor of phonographs, records, radios, and appliances.
1924
Simon Schuster was founded in 1924 by Richard L. Dick Simon and M. Lincoln Max Schuster.
1944
In 1944, Simon Schuster and Pocket Books were sold to department store magnate Marshall Field.
1945
In 1945, they published the first instant book.
1971
In 1971, Ted and John Ludeke took over management of the company from their uncle, Bill Schuster.
1974
Schuster Concrete was founded in 1974 by Daniel G. Schuster with a pick-up truck, a shed-full of tools, and the determination to succeed in business.
1982
Schuster went on line with an interactive data processing system in 1982, which launched another period of rapid growth for the company.
1985
In 1985, Dan built a small concrete batch plant on New Plant Court in Owings Mills.
1996
By 1996, their efforts culminated in the opening of three new sales offices located in St Louis, Missouri Kansas City, Missouri and Indianapolis, Indiana.
1997
With the addition of these educational, professional, and reference businesses, by 1997 Simon Schuster revenues were more than 2 billion.
In late 1997, Schuster acquired CMD Electronics in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania adding an experienced sales staff and warehouse operation servicing the western Pennsylvania market.
2000
From that, the company has grown to become a multifaceted publishing house that publishes approximately 2000 titles annually.
And in 2000, Simon Schuster became the first publisher to offer an original work by a major author exclusively in electronic form with the publication of Stephen King s eBook Riding the Bullet, a worldwide publishing and media phenomenon.
2006
In 2006, with the separation of Viacom and CBS into separate publicly traded companies, Simon Schuster became a part of the CBS Corporation.
Founded
1956
Company Founded
Headquarters
Le Mars, IA
Company Headquarter

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