Our parent company was formed in 1876 in Greeneville, Tennessee. After being formally incorporated in 1890, we moved to our current location in 1901.
Travel back in time with these pictures:
The old Ramons building
1890 ledger entries
Various photos of the factory
This is our old clock at front desk
This still-perfectly-functioning handcrafted clock was installed in our current building sometime around 1901 when we moved in. It was brought over the Appalachian Mountains by a horse-drawn wagon, well before any 'information superhighway' was even thinkable...
We weren't initially a calendar manufacturer but rather a manufacturer of over-the-counter patent medicines & remedies that supplied pharmacies nationwide. Not long after our formation, we were commissioned by our biggest pharmacy chain client to create and print America's Original Almanac Calendar which had ads promoting both the pharmacies and the product line. This is our actual Almanac (click on the picture and it will take to the order page)
and this is one of our Almanacs from 1902 - the original Ramon's!
Later, we started printing and supplying this ever-popular calendar guide to planting & harvesting for other pharmacies. Then we started printing almanac calendars for other industries such as banks, undertakers, and feed & seed stores. When the patent medicine portion of our business started receding and finally vanished, the calendar portion of the business remained as a viable stand-alone business.
In the 1950's, we experienced ownership change. With that, we began creating other styles of calendars, including map calendars, year-at-glances, jumbo planners and other commercial styles. In the 1970's, we began to print custom four-color process items. Technology sure has come a long way from then!
Today, our product offerings and on-line services continue to grow. Family ownership of the company is currently in its third generation. Thanks to new product innovations, an increasing on-line presence, a determined 'We Can' attitude, and of course our cherished customers, the outlook for the future is very bright at CalendarCompany.com. We look forward to being your calendar supplier for many 'years' to come!