German immigrant Eugene Dietzgen founds his own engineering supply house as both a dealership and manufacturers’ representative in Chicago, Illinois.
First manufacturing facility opened producing T-squares, drawing boards,
surveying instruments and other engineering supplies that are now highly valued by collectors for their craftsmanship and quality.
Second manufacturing facility opened at Fullerton and Sheffield Sts. In Chicago.
This plant was continually expanded until sold in 1976. It is now a historical landmark.
Dietzgen becomes the exclusive U.S. marketer of German dry “diazo”
positive-reproduction white printer papers.
Dietzgen becomes first company to market commercially viable polyester drafting films.
Regional coating plants are combined with distribution centers to better service primary marketing regions at competitive cost.
Large document copier media – Dietzgen’s first digital printing products – is introduced.
In its 110th anniversary year, Dietzgen announced the acquisition of the
Klingler company. The newly consolidated corporation enhances both firms' contributions to the marketplace by providing new technologies, new products and new services
to the reprographics industry.
Nashua Corporation purchases Dietzgen assets and integrates them with its own growing digital imaging business. Retaining the Dietzgen name, this new division brings a new customer focus and paper converting expertise to the business.
Nashua acquires the Magellan line of media to position Dietzgen as a full-service
provider to the growing large-format graphics market.
Dietzgen opens new facilities in Jefferson City, TN and Cranberry, NJ, while upgrading
its current plant in Los Angeles, CA, to provide better service to a customer base that has grown to more than 1,500 dealers and service bureaus.
Precision Paper Company purchases the assets of Dietzgen. The Dietzgen customer base will now be served by Precisionís national footprint which includes converting facilities in Tampa FL, West Haven CT, Houston TX, Charleston IL, and Corona CA with an additional distribution center in Atlanta, GA. The strength of this distribution network will offer improved delivery times, allowing for product to be positioned closer to the customer.