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Cathedral’s Contributions to the Mailing Industry Showcased in Smithsonian Exhibit

Friday, October 07, 2016

Press release from the issuing company

Rome, NY - A virtual exhibit at the Smithsonian National Postal Museum showcases the contributions Cathedral Corporation has made to the U.S. mailing industry. The exhibit, “America’s Mailing Industry,” opened this month and describes how the U.S. Postal Service and private industry have worked together for more than 200 years to help people correspond and conduct business.  

Cathedral Corporation has been working with the U.S. Postal Service since the 1920s, when the company  began supplying mailed offering envelopes to its church customers. Today those services have expanded to include data management, production of print and electronic transactional documents such as invoices and account statements, development of personalized direct marketing programs, and customer care communications—all tailored to specific customer needs.

“The strong relationship we have with the U.S. Postal Services is fundamental to our success and to our customers’ successes,” said Cathedral Corporation President and CEO Marianne Gaige. “The way people and businesses communicate is changing, but mail continues to be a critical service for our clients, even as we develop new ways to support them with digital services.”

Cathedral is one of 70 companies represented in the exhibit with Web pages on their mailing industry contributions. Cathedral’s exhibit page, describing the evolution of their pioneering print-and-mail services, can be found here

“America’s mailing industry is quite possibly the most successful government–private sector partnership in our nation’s history,” said Allen Kane, director of the Smithsonian National Postal Museum. “We are excited to tell this story, as most people don’t even know the industry exists.”

Future plans for the exhibit include designing and constructing a physical “America’s Mailing Industry” exhibition on-site at the museum.

The Smithsonian’s National Postal Museum is devoted to presenting the colorful and engaging history of the nation’s mail service and showcasing one of the largest and most comprehensive collections of stamps and philatelic material in the world. Web site: www.postalmuseum.si.edu.


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