Minneapolis-based Jostens is a leading provider of products and services that help people celebrate important moments and achievements in their lives. The company's products include yearbooks, class rings, graduation products and championship sports rings and jewelry.
For more than 100 years, Jostens has been an industry leader. The company was founded in Owatonna, Minnesota. Jostens currently employs approximately 4,700 people at 12 locations, and about 600 independent sales representatives nationwide.
Jostens is a leading supplier in each of its primary businesses:
Printing & Publishing - yearbooks, memory books and commercial printing.
Scholastic - class rings and jewelry, graduation products including diplomas, caps, gowns, announcements and accessories, and championship sports rings and awards.
College - class rings, caps, gowns, diplomas and announcements.
Jostens cares about kids and actively provides and supports programs that have a clear focus on youth and education. Jostens Renaissance, a company-administered program, promotes academic excellence in schools. Jostens also takes great pride in the work of the Jostens Foundation, which has contributed more than $26 million to organizations that help young people become healthy and productive adults.
Printing & Publishing business unit - It's easier to see how far you've come when you can remember where you started. Each year, Jostens yearbooks help millions of students capture the magic, enrich their experiences and commemorate milestones. We take pride in providing them with knowledgeable and personal service, award-winning products, industry-leading software, Web-based technology and over half a century of yearbook excellence. It is no surprise that more yearbook advisers choose Jostens than any other company. They understand that Jostens wrote the book on better yearbooks.
Products include yearbooks and related accessories for elementary schools, middle schools, senior high schools and colleges. Jostens employees at seven locations support the P&P business: Minneapolis, MN; Clarksville, TN; State College, PA; Topeka, KS; Visalia, CA; Winston Salem, NC; and Winnipeg, Canada. The sales organization consists of approximately 270 sales representatives and associates located throughout North America.
Scholastic business unit -
Over the past 80 years, Jostens has crafted more than 55 million class rings. We have never stopped refining this time-honored tradition, offering our customers exciting ring designs that are supported by innovative technologies, such as the online Ring Designer. Thousands of schools nationwide also trust Jostens to provide them with everything they need to conduct successful graduations - from regalia and diplomas, to announcements and online graduation planning tools. We help our schools express their pride.
Products include class rings, jewelry, and graduation products including diploma certificates and covers, caps and gowns (regalia), announcements and accessories. Employees at eight Jostens locations support the business: Minneapolis, MN; Burnsville, MN; Owatonna, MN; Shelbyville, TN; Denton, TX; Attleboro, MA; Laurens, SC; and Winnipeg, Canada. The sales organization consists of approximately 340 independent sales representatives located throughout North America.
College business unit - The College business unit enthusiastically helps colleges throughout the country celebrate achievement and build affiliation. In addition to producing and delivering the highest quality products in the industry, we offer our College customers excellent service and innovative programs like the online Ring Designer and Grad Finale . Thousands of colleges select Jostens as their partner of choice in building and expressing their unique school pride.
Jostens serves the College market with similar products and programs to the Scholastic business unit: class rings and accessory jewelry, graduation products including diploma certificates and covers, caps and gowns, announcements and accessories, and championship rings and sports awards. Similarly, employees of the College business unit work in Minneapolis, MN; Burnsville, MN; Owatonna, MN; Shelbyville, TN; Denton, TX; and Laurens, SC. Approximately 36 employee field sales representatives sell Jostens College products through college bookstores, alumni associations, college athletic departments and other outlets.