The 2009 Inc. 5000: Top 10 Oldest Companies

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Seaway Printing Company, Founded 1884

Rank: No. 4,166
Location: Green Bay, WI
Revenue: $4.6 million

Founded in 1884 as a book manufacturer, Seaway had drifted away from its original focus over the decades, shifting to commercial printing. But six years ago the company’s current owners were looking to develop a specialization and settled on publishing small print runs—unconsciously coming full circle. CEO Kevin Heslin says, “Northwestern Wisconsin is really a rather conservative place, and you’ll find a number of companies up here that go back a hundred years.”