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Our History

You could say our company history is a brief study of family lineage, and that's not too far from the truth. True, the company has changed hands a few times throughout our 130+ year history. Yet Warwick Publishing has been under ownership of the same family for nearly 100 of those years (and counting). Though incorporated back in 1926, we built our business' foundation long before that date.


Our story begins with Lina.

We haven't always been known as Warwick Publishing. We began as a small, local newspaper in St. Charles, Illinois (known as Charleston back then). The Valley Chronicle was a local newspaper that was first published on May 27, 1881. Founded by Samuel W. Davis, this small, weekly paper provided patrons with local news, event coverage and—of course—advertisements.

And in 1903, a family tradition was born. It was then that the business-savvy Lina Paschal joined her brother-in law, Albert Hall, at the Valley Chronicle. But running a successful newspaper company wasn't enough to quench her ambitious spirit. Lina became a post mistress, one of the area's first. She also spent her free time sending copies of her newspaper to American troops during WWI. It was a philanthropic act that gave the boys overseas a sense of home.

In 1926, Lina stepped down (the newspaper had now become the Kane County Chronicle). At that time, the newspaper was incorporated into the Chronicle Publishing Company by Lina's nephew Paul Paschal and local philanthropist Lester Norris.

Shortly afterwards, Paul and Lester decided to make advertising calendars when the presses weren't being used for newpapers. But the newly-formed calendar line needed a name, so they employed a very scientific method to choose one—they saw a furniture store truck drive by the office one day with the name "Warwick" on the side. They liked it, and the name stuck.

At the end of WWII, Don and John Paschal (Paul's sons) bought out Lester Norris. Between the years of 1977 and 1999, Rob and Jim (Don's sons) purchased the company. The original newspaper operation was sold in 1989, and with it the name Chronicle. This necessitated a name change, which was when we officially became Warwick Publishing Company.

It was at this time that our focus turned solely to calendar production, along with other paper-based items for the promotional products industry. In 2008, Warwick acquired one of its competitors, the Winthrop-Atkins Company out of Massachusetts.

In 2020, Alex Paschal, Rob's son, joined Warwick's executive team, ushering in the fifth generation for our company. “Warwick has always been a constant in my life. Whether I was working part-time during summers or just stopping by to visit, there really hasn’t been much of a time where I haven’t been involved with the company. Being the only fifth generation member is certainly daunting, but I’m excited to finally get involved in my family’s business on a more permanent basis.” says Alex. Learn more about Alex.

In May of 2021, fourth-generation co-owner Jim Paschal passed away. Read about Jim.


Our Future

We've been in business for 140 years. We've weathered the highs and lows of the American economy, and we've remained a solid leader in the promotional products industry. We're proud to boast a high employee retention rate, which we believe is important for us as a cohesive team, but also for you, our customers.

We can't say exactly what our future holds. But we do promise to maintain our proud past, yet keep moving forward to provide you with the products and service your business needs.

Welcome to Warwick.

Building Brands. Building Your Business.

Why we manufacture our own products rather than importing:

  • Better quality control. We have full control over the manufacturing process, which means we can react quicker if an issue arises. We also have the ability to modify the manufacturing process to make it more efficient, saving time, energy, and materials. Learn more about our green efforts 
  • It's easier to support other American-owned businesses. 95% of the companies we buy from are American-owned companies and manufacturers.
  • In a 2020 study completed by the Advertising Specialty Institute, 57% of consumers have a more favorable opinion of an advertiser if the promotional product was made in the USA.1
  • According to a study done by the Boston Consulting Group, more than 80% of U.S. consumers said they would pay a premium for American-made goods.2

1 ASI 2020 Impressions Study
2 Inc.com. Retrieved April 2018.


Why are family businesses so important?

  • Family businesses account for 90% of all large and small businesses in the U.S.1
  • Family businesses employ 63% of the country's workforce, account for 57% of U.S. gross domestic product, and account for 75% of all new job creation.2
  • The tenure of leadership in a Family Enterprise is four to five times longer than their counterparts.2
  • More than 30% of family-owned businesses survive into the second generation. 12% survive into the third, and just 3% are operating at the fourth-generation level and beyond.3
  • Employee retention at family-owned businesses is better than their competitors; just 9% of family business workforces turn over annually, compared to 11% of non-family-owned businesses.4

1 U.S. Small Business Administration
2 Family Business Alliance. Retrieved April 2018.
3 Joseph Astrachan, Ph.D., editor, Family Business Review
4 Harvard Business Review. Retrieved April 2018

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A group of Warwick's management team stand in front of a large machine in the manufacturing plant.

Rolls of gold, copper, and silver foil sit on a shelf.

A machine uses small suction cups to move white paper through the feeder.

A large stack of paper sits in a tray at the end of a machine. Looking upward at product dies.

Looking through the window of a machine to see paper zipping through the feeder.

Window frame openings are pushed out by the machine.

Someone fills a stack of small paper at the beginning of the machine feed.

Small suction cups grab the top sheet of paper off the pile.

Three pieces of chipboard are glued to a piece of paper, as the assembled piece is fed down the belt.

A finished gold calendar backing slides down the chute at the end of our book-binding edge machine. An interior phone index pad is glued inside the cardboard desk calendar.

Tins of ink, a marker, some papers, and a glove sit on a table in the plant.

 Gold foil is stamped down onto a burgundy folder.

A mechanical counter on a machine shows 1,502.






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