History of PINE
April 20, 1887
47 officers representing 33 Boston area printing companies approve a charter to create The Master Printer’s Club of Boston
Oct. 18, 1887
United Typothetae of America is organized in Chicago. (The United Typothetae of America would eventually become Printing Industries of America.) Its purpose is “to develop a community of interests and a fraternal spirit among the master printers of the United States and Dominion of Canada and for the purpose of exchanging information and assisting each other when necessary.”
Oct. 24, 1887
The Master Printer’s Club of Boston votes to join the United Typothetae of America.
Master Printer’s Club of Boston establishes the School of Printing Apprentices at North End High School.
After 12 years with no permanent headquarters, national headquarters for United Typothetae of America is established in New York City
Oct. 24, 1900
Master Printer’s Club of Boston reorganized as the Boston Typothetae
Employing Printers Association merges with Boston Typothetae
United Typothetae of America national headquarters moves to Philadelphia
The eight-hour workday for the printing trade becomes the norm
Jan. 13, 1911
The Boston Typothetae, the Board of Trade, Electrotypers, Photoengravers, Cloth and Pamphlet Binders and Paper Jobbers was formed under the name Boston Typothetae Board of Trade.
Boards of Trade across the country come under scrutiny of Federal Trade Commission
United Typothetae of America national headquarters moves to Chicago
Lithographic Technical Foundation, forerunner of Graphic Arts Technical Foundation, is founded.
United Typothetae of America national headquarters moves to Washington, D.C.
Boston Typothetae renamed Boston Typothetae, Inc.
Boston Typothetae, Inc. changes name to Graphic Arts Institute of Massachusetts, Inc.
Name changed to Graphic Arts Institute of New England, Inc., begins doing business as Printing Industries of New England.
Organization moves from Boston to Auburndale in Newton, Mass.
Organization purchases and moves into its own building in Natick, Mass.
PINE purchases land and moves into newly built headquarters in Southborough, Mass.
Boards of Directors of Printing Industries of America and Graphics Arts Technical Foundation vote to merge organizations into one
PIA/GATF boards vote to locate combined organization at site of GATF research facility in Sewickley, PA near Pittsburgh. PIA/GATF merges two governing boards into one
PIA moves headquarters to GATF facility
The PIA/GATF Board of Directors voted to change the association's name to Printing Industries of America.