The 1980’s continued the trend of Samsill’s national recognition in the office products industry, with the company’s executives actively involved in industry leadership through organizations such as the National Office Products Association, Wholesale Stationers Association, and the Office Products Manufacturer’s Association. Additional national wholesale support came from United Stationers during the eighties, followed by S.P. Richards in the nineties. The introduction of its first line of business accessories entered Samsill into a major new product category, and Classic Collection was registered in 1985, giving the company a nationally recognized brand name. Samsill was now a major player in the office products industry.
Following Tirey’s courageous battle with cancer and untimely death on July 31, 1989, his wife, Loretta, inherited his interest in the company and appointed their son, Mark, as the third President of Samsill, a position he held for the next five years.