The History of MSP
From its humble beginnings in a family basement to its expansive, modern-day space, MSP has become one of the most respected direct mail facilities in the country.
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MSP opened its doors from the home basement of founders Richard E. Busheé, Jr. and his father, Richard, Sr. As the business grew, it created the need to relocate to the former National Casket Building in the Manchester neighborhood on Pittsburgh’s North Side.
MSP added computer services to its growing list of capabilities. It began by renting time on other company computers during off-hours, but by 1970, substantial company growth resulted in the purchase of an in-house computer system. The fledgling computer department, as well as an expanded administration/customer service department, moved to a site on Mansfield Avenue in Greentree, southwest of Pittsburgh.
With 25 employees and a growing number of inserting and labeling machines, work was completed on a new 30,000-square-foot facility at 130 Commonwealth Drive in Warrendale. This location was chosen for its close proximity to the new U.S. Post Office Bulk Mail Center, one of only 21 such bulk mail-processing centers in the nation.
As MSP’s reputation grew as a reliable mailing services provider, it created the need for more people, more equipment, and more room. So office space was doubled to 60,000 feet on Commonwealth Drive.
Continued company growth resulted in the purchase of a building down the street at 161 Thorn Hill Road, increasing the size of the facility to 108,000 square feet.
With business rapidly growing, there was a need to consolidate operations to increase efficiency and gain more control of resources. MSP officially moved into a brand new 117,000-square-foot facility in Freedom. This provided the ability to once again operate from one location, while still allowing room for expansion.
The anticipated expansion became a reality as work was completed on a 32,500-square-foot addition, providing a total of 150,000 square feet under one roof.
MSP installs their first HP Indigo Digital press, offering unmatched offset quality for high-volume printing.
MSP adds the Drent Goebel Vision Press to the production floor. The web offset printing press combines shaftless technology with nearly all possibilities for inline options.
MSP’s list of print services expands to include large format printing thanks to the addition of the HP Scitex FB700, allowing print on virtually any rigid or flexible media.
MSP acquires e-Integrity, and creates a new division of the company, BlueSky ETO. BlueSky ETO creates custom marketing software and digital tools for growing brands.
MSP installs its first Continuous Color Inkjet press, the Truepress Jet520. The full-color variable press gives clients a greater ability to personalize their direct marketing campaigns.
MSP welcomes a new Truepress Jet520ZZ to the production floor. The press offers full-color variable data printing through a single-pass, multiple-head array. National clients can now deliver highly targeted marketing campaigns faster than ever before.
MSP purchases the assets of the David J. Thompson Mailing Corporation, gaining a full-service lettershop facility located in Bloomsburg, Pennsylvania. This additional facility offers even greater mail volume capabilities to MSP’s growing list of clients and an added sense of security that comes from knowing a secondary facility exists for disaster recovery if needed.
"MSP's flexibility and speed allows me to meet crucial deadlines and keep my clients happy."
– A higher education direct marketing agency