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  • 1971-1974

    1971-1974 - GBS Corporate Office in North Canton, Ohio

    GBS Was Founded in 1971 and Began Producing Filing Products in 1974

    1971 – GBS was founded by Mr. Larry Merriman in 1971 as a printer and distributor of business forms. GBS became one of the largest business forms printers and distributors in the U.S. by introducing Fortune 500 customers to our innovative print management program.

    1974 – GBS began producing filing products in 1974. Our filing products facility is located in Malvern, Ohio. We manufacture a comprehensive range of color-coded filing systems and related information storage and retrieval products. GBS markets our filing products nationally and internationally through authorized distributors. We make filing, tracking, and retrieving files and documents fast, easy, and efficient.

  • 1978-1981

    1978-1981 - GBS Labeling Facility in Stow, Ohio

    GBS Labeling Facility in Stow, Ohio

    GBS Technology Location in Youngstown, Ohio

    GBS Began Offering Technology, Computer, and Labeling Solutions

    1978 – GBS began offering computer solutions in 1978.

    1980’s – GBS began to experience rapid growth and partnered with such industry leaders as IBM, Hewlett Packard, and Microsoft.

    The advent of the PC microprocessor drove significant industry changes propelling GBS into various vertical markets including Construction, Distribution, Municipalities, Credit Union, and Healthcare.

    1981 – GBS began offering labeling solutions in 1981 from our Stow, Ohio facility. GBS’ labeling solutions encompass virtually every kind of label in rolls, sheets, and fan-folded formats.


  • 1987

    1987 - 1987 Employee Stock Ownership (ESOP)

    1987 – GBS initiates Employee Stock Ownership (ESOP), ultimately becoming a 100% employee-owned company in 2000.

  • 1990-1994

    1990-1994 - GBS’ Labeling facility in Clearwater, Florida

    GBS Received the Mark of Excellence Award from GM

    1990 – GBS partnered with General Motors (GM) to provide a complete label and print management program and became the first service company to receive GM’s prestigious “Mark of Excellence” award.

    Labels in one form or another are used by every organization. GBS’ labeling solutions ensure customers that their needs for labels are matched with the most effective process and equipment required for the applications. GBS has a long-standing relationship with many prominent companies such as:

    • Johnson & Johnson, since 1981
    • Bausch & Lomb, since 1986
    • Delphi, since 1986
    • QVC, since 1999


    GBS provides all types of labels including product labels, promotional labels, industrial labels, brand labels, pharmaceutical labels, stickers, ID cards, security labels, wall borders, shipping labels, and extended text labels.

    1992 – GBS purchased another labeling facility in Clearwater, Florida.

  • 1995-1997

    1995-1997 - GBS Provides Business Specific Solutions

    1995 – GBS continued to expand our computer product and service offerings and initiated business partnerships to provide business specific solutions.

    Sharetec – A national leader in new system installations over the last ten years in the Credit Union marketplace.

    CourtTRAC/JuryTRAC – GBS is an expert resource and leading developer of an integrated suite of government (court) solutions.

    PHG Technologies – Industry experts in patient identification barcode technology and systems integration.

    1997 – Sharetec Credit Union software became recognized as the fastest growing core processing solution in the Credit Union industry.

  • 1998-2005

    1998-2005 - CMS & GBS Document Imaging and Conversion Services Center

    1998 – GBS partners with CMS, a minority-owned and operated business focused on providing a wide variety of value-added solutions to meet customer’s diversity spending needs.

    1999 – GBS sold our 500th practice management software solution.

    1999 – GBS introduced NetLabels, a quick, easy and efficient labeling solution that enables folders to be labeled to a Client’s exact specifications.

    2005 – GBS opened a state-of-the-art Document Imaging and Conversion Services Center in our Youngstown location, offering a solution to provide robust and flexible document scanning, importing, and image retrieval functionality.

  • 2006-2008

    2006-2008 - GBS Manages Information

    Providing Solutions and Services to Meet Industry-specific Needs

    2008 – GBS achieves its status as a leading software developer and Value-Added-Reseller (VAR) of vertical specific software for the healthcare, credit union, and government industries.

    Highlighted below are a few of our core solutions:

    NextGen® Electronic Health Records (EHR) and Enterprise Practice Management (EPM) solutions. NextGen® EHR is an electronic health record solution that ensures complete, accurate documentation of patient information to improve outcomes and optimize reimbursements. NextGen® EPM is a true Enterprise Practice Management solution that streamlines front and back office administration.

    EasyID® – The EasyID® Patient Information and Electronic Document Management System is an easy, accurate way to manage patient identification and information through bar code technology.

    FileBound – FileBound is an affordable, web-based Content Management Solution. This application allows clients to track active paper files, and provides the capability to convert them to digital images for archival and storage.

    Conversion Services – Our Conversion Services Center is a 35-workstation document imaging facility with state-of-the-art technologies that enable a client’s documents to be processed to digital format efficiently and securely.

    Sharetec – Sharetec Credit Union software is a full-feature core processing system designed to help credit unions thrive.

    CourtTRAC and JuryTRAC government solutions – The CourtTRAC system automates record creation, record maintenance, record reporting, and record retention for courts.

    JuryTRAC is a state-of-the-art solution for use in the selection and management of juries.

  • 2009-2010

    2009-2010 - GBS is the Information Solutions Provider that Drives Productivity

    Best year in history for GBS’ computer solution offerings

    GBS supports our clients with their revenue generating objectives.

    2009 – As the traditional print industry has evolved, we have consistently modified our customer solutions to reflect the influence that technology and the economy has played on Corporate America. Although our roots are planted around supporting our clients’ print requirements while reducing their cost and improving processes, GBS’ document management solutions utilize technology around Data Services and Custom Communication (Cross Media Marketing) to help support our clients with their revenue generating objectives as well.  GBS has truly evolved into an organization whose solutions uniquely support the Total Cost of Ownership of the items we manage on behalf of our clients.

    2010 – The best year in history for GBS’ computer solution offerings was recorded.

    We are committed to helping our customers better create, manage, deliver, and retrieve information – whether that information exists in electronic form within our business applications, on a product label, a print brochure, an invoice, or file folder.

    Consulting and Advanced Professional Healthcare Services – GBS has leveraged more than 30 years of experience to help increase productivity of Healthcare providers.

    Directed Paper Program – Did you know that paper consumes 40% (or higher) of your overall print spend? Our Directed Paper Program provides unprecedented control, tracking, and measurements of all components of your corporate paper spend.

  • 2011

    2011 - Innovation and Technology

    GBS is the Information Solutions Provider that Drives Productivity

    2011 – GBS provides increased productivity for their customers by building partnering relationships focused on consistently meeting customer needs. GBS operates under the principle that next to People, Information is a company’s most valuable asset. Managing information intelligently is a critical component for any business. This includes communicating with customers and employees, conducting an efficient product launch, and managing the daily flow of information throughout an organization.

    GBS is an integrator of software, marketing, information, and data management services. We are committed to helping our customers better create, manage, deliver, and retrieve information; whether that information exists in electronic form within our business applications, on a product label, a print brochure, an invoice, or file folder.

  • 2013

    2013 - GBS is the Information Solutions Provider that Drives Productivity

    GBS is the Information Solutions Provider that Drives Productivity

    2013 Patient Identification Solutions – GBS announced the acquisition of PHG Technologies, headquartered in Brentwood, Tennessee. According to Eugene Calabria, President/CEO, “The acquisition is a natural fit for GBS since we have served as a Value-Added Reseller for PHG products and services for over 15 years and we understand the dynamics of the industry and can leverage our resources and expertise to expand our national footprint.”

    We help hospitals and medical facilities implement the best and most current Patient ID wristbands, labels, and software through our EasyID® products. Patient Identification is all about people – patients who need to be comfortable and safe, as well as facility staff who need dependable and efficient products. EasyID® is the solution that meets these needs.

    Consulting and Advanced Professional Healthcare Services leveraging more than 30 years of healthcare experience. GBS offers full-service consulting and advanced professional services specifically designed for the needs of the physician practices, ambulatory care, diagnostic and surgery centers, urgent care providers and community medical centers.

    Directed Paper Program. Did you know that paper consumes 40% (or higher) of your overall print spend? Our Directed Paper Program provides unprecedented control, tracking, and measurements of all components of your corporate paper spend.

  • 2014

    2014 - Innovation and Technology

    GBS provides orderly insight to your filing solutions

    CORE Production Plan for File Labeling Solutions – GBS offers our CORE Production Plan for File Labeling Solutions. This plan:

    • Saves clients time and money
    • Provides national support
    • Offers a Warehouse Program


    Our superior products, competitive pricing, and exceptional service and support makes us your ideal partner.

    E-commerce Filing Products Website – We now offer an e-commerce website to order filing products –  Individuals can view information regarding the products and order them online at their convenience.

    Joint Venture to become owners in two hospitals between 2014 and 2017.

  • 2015

    2015 - Promotional Items

    85% of people do business with a company as the result of receiving a promotional product

    Promotional Items – GBS increased their promotional items program. Promotional products are proven to be one of the most effective media available for marketing and advertising. They’re tangible, useful and precisely targeted to the audience they reach, delivering the highest rate of recall and return on investment. We provide our customers promotional items that helps to increase their brand awareness.

  • 2016

    2016 - EasySIGN & RCM

    EasySIGN – In 2016, GBS launched EasySIGN – a simplified approach to collecting patient signatures, photos, and scanned ID cards at the Registration Center, Bedside, or Anywhere from a mobile device. Hospitals and medical practices rely on EasySIGN to quickly process patients and ensure that forms and consents are electronically signed and stored in the EHR for safekeeping.

    RCM – In 2016, GBS identified Revenue Cycle Management (RCM) services as a means to provide medical billing, electronic data interchange and medical coding solutions to hospitals, medical practices, groups and specialty organizations. The Healthcare industry had been experiencing a wave of consolidations, causing small and medium size physician practices to outsource patient accounting and medical billing. As a result, many physicians now rely on GBS’ RCM services to improve profitability, productivity and patient care, while reducing costs and overhead.

    GBS acquired Convergent Solutions, Inc. (CSI) located in Wilbraham, MA. –  CSI is recognized as an industry leader in the development and application of technologies that significantly enhance financial outcomes and compliance for all types of medical practice, groups and specialties. The acquisition allowed GBS to fulfill the vision of helping Clients compete more effectively in the rapidly changing Healthcare environment by offering customized solutions for increased productivity and profitability.

  • 2018

    2018 - Malvern Facility

    2018 – In response to industry demands, GBS discontinues producing filing products and re-purposes its Malvern facility to produce Instruction Sheets and additional labels.

  • 2019

    2019 - GBS Acquires Companies

    Atomic Wash – GBS acquired Atomic Wash Design Studio, LLC., located in Norcross, Georgia. Atomic Wash is a multi-disciplinary advertising agency, specializing in branding, digital marketing and critical communications.

    Clark Graphics – GBS acquired Clark Graphics, Inc. a printing and fulfillment company that was established 35 years ago in Columbus, Ohio. The company has various printing capabilities, which include sheet fed offset, digital and flexographic roll label web printing.

    GBS launches Smart Business Solutions, educational podcasts offering the latest solutions to today’s key business challenges.

    GBS acquires a majority interest in Deluxe Ads, a performance-based, online marketing network/consulting agency.

    DLX Deals, an industry-leading team that specializes in e-Commerce with a unique focus on liquidation and closeout deals.

    Rising Products is a Direct-to-Consumer e-Commerce platform. Rising Products can be used to Launch and Scale a specific product using portions or all of the comprehensive process.


     - GBS Celebrates 50 Years

    GBS celebrates its 50th year as an innovative, successful and growing company – and looks forward to many more.

  • 2022

    2022 - GBS’ PayCafe

    2022 – GBS  offers PayCafe, which was founded on the principle that credit card payments should be easy, consistent, dependable and secure. GBS’ PayCafe delivers powerful credit card payment solutions for the modern business.

GBS is continually growing
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