Jacob Creps is a managing partner one of Indiana’s long standing family owned
businesses, Creps United Publications. His grandfather Howard Creps, started the
business in 1948 with his sons Gar, Jack and Jim. Jacob represents the third generation of
his family to operate the company. Creps United Publications began as a local
newspaper printer; today, Creps prints 100 million advertising inserts each month.
A devastating fire in October 2012 destroyed the Creps plant in White Township, causing
$75 million in damage and leaving about 250 employees out of work. Jacob and Creps
company leaders first contacted customers and arranged with other printing companies to
have their printing jobs placed.
The future of the company was uncertain.
Jacob’s options included rebuilding Creps United Publications in another town, but he
was determined to keep the company in the Indiana County community. Because of the
commitment of Jacob and his corporate team, with an outpouring of support from the
community, and with the resources and expertise of Indiana County economic
development officials, the company built a new plant in the Windy Ridge Business and
Technology Park and has returned to full service.
Jacob Creps and his company have put most of their employees back to work and
recovered most of their customer base, and they look forward to the future and the
opportunities that await them in their up-to- date facility.