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ABOUT US > History


"This is a perfect example of why we like you folks so much: 100% honesty, integrity, and you think outside of the box..."

Lorne Sunderberg, 
Esteam Manufacturing Ltd


In the Beginning...

In 1960, Empire began as a one-man operation in a humble garage in Wisconsin. James A. Brush wanted the name of his new company to reflect the vision of what he wanted it to become, thus Empire Screen Printing, Inc., was born. Over the decades, James Brush took his fledgling company to soaring heights. Empire is currently located on 170 acres in Onalaska, Wisconsin, and employs over 200 employees. Our facilities have expanded to encompass over 150,000 square feet of manufacturing space.

Everything In Print

Empire began as a screen printing company. Today, Empire is an industry leader in the latest printing processes, including flexographic, doming, digital printing, as well as screen printing. We have earned the coveted ISO 9001 and ROHS Compliance designations, so you know that your project will be done to the strictest tolerances technology can provide.

Empire Timeline

Click the thumbnails below to see a detailed history of Empire.

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