Foster-Stephens Celebrates 85 Years
(March, 2021) Foster-Stephens of Elk Grove Village, IL announced its 85th anniversary as a national supplier of textile preservation products.
Foster-Stephens, Inc. was founded in March 1936 by Elmer (Bill) Jones in Chicago, IL. Mr. Jones began by selling posters door to door to dry cleaners. Over the years, Foster-Stephens product line expanded, and he introduced the first wedding gown preservation box, the Keepsake Pak, at a national dry cleaners show in 1947.
Since then the company has specialized and innovated products for the preservation and protection of clothing and textiles. “Reflecting on where we’ve been in 85 years and where we intend to go in the decades ahead, we believe we have a solid foundation for the future built on generations of trust,” commented Nancy L Jones, President of FosterStephens. “We are proud of all the hard work and dedication our employees have shown the company and our customers over the years, especially this last year with the pandemic.”