Wert Bookbinding began in a one-car garage in Linglestown, Pennsylvania is 1960 by John J. Wert, Jr. John worked a full-time job at a local publisher in Harrisburg and worked on library jobs at night and on weekends. His wife, Kathryn, helped with binding and paperwork. As the business began to grow, John focused full-time on this new venture and over the next 10 years, Wert Bookbinding moved into several new buildings and increased staff to over 40 employees.
The business was growing and the future looking bright until John passed away in 1971 leaving the company withmany decisions to make. John’s oldest son, Gary, took over the reins and continued this growth. Wert Bookbinding faced trials once more in 1972, when flooding caused by hurricane Agnes put the entire bindery under seven feet of water. However, we were able to recooperate from these years of adversity and become a stronger business and family because of it.
Rod Wert joined this growing family business as Vice President and there was more growth during the late 1970’s and early 1980’s. In 1984, Wert Bookbinding moved to its current location in Grantville, PA.
Today, Wert Bookbinding continues to provide quality products and services to libraries, printers, and individuals. We strive to use cutting edge technology and materials along with traditional methods of our longstanding craft to provide you, our customer, with the finest products in our industry.
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