Our Story

Innovation Since the Beginning

 

Samsill Corporation celebrates seventy years of business on April 1, 2023, but the history of the company traces back to a cornfield south of Seymour, Texas, in 1941. It was officially formed as the dream of two young brothers. Cecil and Tirey Samsill, two of twenty-three children, decided “there must be a better way to make a living” while working the fields one hot summer day, and made a solemn vow right then and there that when they grew up, they would go into business together.

Although neither knew what their dream would become that hot July day in 1941, eighty-three years later, the employees and their families, suppliers, and valued customers are grateful for their vision and commitment to success.

Samsill started as Samsill Brothers Plastic Company; the first products were folded and sewn by hand and included shop cardholders, menu covers and protectors of all sizes. Over the years, the company evolved to Samsill Corporation and expanded its product offerings. Today, Samsill is the only mass manufacturer of ring binders in the United States. Samsill is regarded for quality and innovative office organization solutions through a wide product selection including binders, padfolios, professional business accessories and much more.

Now & Beyond

 

As we look toward the next seventy years, Samsill Corporation is dedicated to leading the charge in sustainable products. Bringing to life products our customers feel good about. We’ve begun this journey through our Earth’s Choice™ collection and believe this in only the first step.
Samsill as a company is committed to maintaining our core family values, empowering our employees and carrying on our philosophy of work/life balance.

Samsill’s Milestones

1941

Two brothers pledge to build a business

1953

Samsill Brothers Plastic Company is founded on April 1

1956

“Crystal Clear” Trademarked & over 165 products made from clear plastic

1957

Samsill’s first product catalog printed

1960

Samsill is believed to be among the first companies to produce a sealed vinyl ring binder

1970s

National recognition in category through national representation & wholesale catalog

1983

Classic Collection® introduced as first line of business accessories

1985

Sam’s Club becomes our retailer

1989

Ground breaking for new facility

1997

Patent for DXL special curved spine D-Ring

1998-1999

Samsill establishes import partnerships in China and Mexico

2001

Launches online design and ordering of custom products

2005

First Antimicrobal binder on the market

2006

First products licensed by Microsoft

2006

World’s Largest Binder! Introduction of 6” binder to the market.  (and world wide release of music video – I Like Big Binders)

2010

First Plant-based binder on the market – Earth’s Choice™  

2010

Texas Award for Performance Excellence

2012

Altego clear sleeve patent

2013-2014

Speedy Spine Patent

2022

Samsill joins global sustainablity efforts

Samsill is proud to call Fort Worth, Texas home