As an expert book manufacturer, Thomson-Shore prints and binds both perfect bound (paper back or soft cover) and case bound (hard cover) books. While our specialty is short to medium run books, we offer a full range of capabilities.
Helping you put your best book forward - its our mantra, and it represents our promise to provide exceptional customer service. Our customers are a diverse group of trade & professional publishers, university & religious presses, as well as self publishers. They all tell us that when they work with us, we make their jobs easier. Since were 100% employee-owned, each person in our company is accountable for ensuring that our customers worries are alleviated, their needs are met, and their jobs are indeed a bit easier.
Sustainable Business Practices
While were helping our customers, were also doing all that we can to help the planet. Thomson-Shore stocks more recycled papers than any other book manufacturer. We were the first printing manufacturer to become a member of the Green Press Initiative, and were certified members of the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) which means our papers meet the highest social and environmental standards.
By playing a major role in the operation of the company, employees are also introduced to the waste reduction procedures. Thomson-Shore has found that by reusing folders, envelopes, boxes, packing material, mugs, utensils, toner cartridges, and paper, as well as using email, the amount of garbage produced has decreased. They also recycle such a large variety of materials that up to 8 recycling containers are picked up twice a week by their recycling hauler. Thomson-Shore uses envelopes made of recycled material, as well as long lasting fluorescent light bulbs in the office to decrease office waste. They also employ the following energy saving methods: computers put on sleep timers, light and temperature control measures for the building and routine maintenance is performed on office equipment as well. Thomson-Shore was awarded an honorable mention for Excellence in Pollution Prevention in Washtenaw County in 2005.