New HBS Centennial book tells the story of Larsen & Shaw and of manufacturing in small-town Ontario from the end of the First World War to today

A heartfelt thank you to John Larsen and the entire Larsen & Shaw business family and community for giving us the opportunity to contribute to your exceptional company milestone with a centennial book! 

Embedded in the larger context of manufacturing in small-town Ontario, The Hinge People® tells the story of Walkerton, Ontario-based manufacturer Larsen & Shaw Ltd. over the course of 100 years and across three generations of Larsen family entrepreneurs. Founded in 1919 and continuing as a family owned and operated company today, Larsen & Shaw is a leading manufacturer of quality custom hinges, specialty hinges, metal brackets, braces and supports. At 100 years, the company’s ongoing success is built on value-driven family entrepreneurship centered around the values of integrity, teamwork and community.

 “One of the many things that stand out about this particular centennial book project is the incredible historical imagery that was accessible to us through the Larsen & Shaw company archives. Many of the black and white images from photo shoots in the plant in the 1920s and 1950s are of such great quality that you almost feel like you were in the plant yourself 100 years ago.”

Dr. Ulrich Frisse, president of Historical Branding Solutions Inc.

The centennial book, which is designed in the Larsen & Shaw brand colours and printed on 100 lb. paper stock in 10 x 10 format, was launched at the company’s centennial celebrations in the presence of family, employees, long-time customers and business and community partners.

About Historical Branding Solutions

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As North America’s leading corporate history agency and company history book publisher, Historical Branding Solutions Inc. is the provider of choice for the most distinguished family businesses, corporations and not-for-profit organizations when looking for a team of content creation and design professionals to create the finest corporate history books, company history books, business anniversary books, franchisee story books, foundations and start-up story books and entrepreneurial legacy books for legacy preservation, milestone anniversary celebration, and customer, employee, franchisee and community engagement. The HBS team serves clients across Canada and the United States.