History 2017-08-02T10:23:31+00:00

History

1954

BCSI founded by Paul Marchessault in Granny’s basement.

Early 1970s

Jim Marchessault envisioned automating the entire process, from order entry to invoicing, by allowing the customer to telecommunicate the order details into a central system. BCSI contracted with computer programmers to begin this large undertaking.

1975

The company moved to a larger location, and continued to develop and refine the automated method in which business stationery products were produced.

Late 1970s

BCSI automated prepress and became one of the first printers with direct-to-plate technology. Typesetting, paste-up and camera-work were completely eliminated!

1983

BCSI received our first electronic order from Pacific Bell via a modem.

1989

BCSI was featured in the Wall Street Journal on August 31st for engaging in e-commerce.

1996

BCSI built and moved to our current location at 3200 143rd Circle, Burnsville, Minnesota.

1999

A second facility, Stationery-Print.Com (SPC), was opened in Agawam, Massachusetts, to help speed shipping for customers on the East Coast. Dave Wibbels, BCSI’s production manager for 17 years, moved to Massachusetts and became SPC’s Vice President.

2004

BCSI makes significant investment in equipment, with the addition of a Heidelberg 4 Color Speedmaster in our Minnesota facility.

2005

BCSI reaches 5.19 Sigma quality level, with two-thirds of our customers having zero errors during a 3-month period.

2006

BCSI invests in a Heidelberg 4 Color Speedmaster for our Massachusetts facility and a second Speedmaster (2 Color) for our Minnesota facility.

2007

BCSI becomes a member of ASI (Ad Specialty Institute) to become a supplier for promotional products.

September 2007

BCSI breaks ground on a significant addition to our building in Burnsville, MN.

November 2007

BCSI purchases a PresstekDI for 4 color process production, increasing capacity and efficiency.

March 2008

BCSI is now FSC certified.

BCSI’s President, James Marchessault, is named Small Business Person of the Year for Minnesota.

December 2010

BCSI’s President, James Marchessault, received the Bob Klas Sr., Entrepreneur Award from Dakota-Scott WorkForce Investment Board.

June 2011

BCSI purchases digital HP Indigo 7500 for both MN and MA facilities.

June 2013

Investment in 4 color Halm Jets and UV equipment for our MA plant results in alignment of capabilities between our production facilities.

February 2016

BCSI is featured on the Fox Business Network for their “Manufacturing Marvels” Segment that aired on 2/10/16.