Rand McNally Turns 150

The Road Atlas '07 The Associated Press’s Dave Carpenter takes a look at map publisher Rand McNally on the occasion of its 150th anniversary, looking back on its history and at its future challenges (especially in re digital mapping). “[F]ollowing two ownership changes and a bankruptcy reorganization, the storied company appears to have finally regained its bearings. A sales decline has been reversed, the company says profitability is up over 30 percent since its 2003 overhaul and it is even poised to make acquisitions.” Article available via the Globe and Mail, Houston Chronicle, Los Angeles Times, Washington Post and many, many other venues. Via All Points Blog.

See previous entry: A Brief History of Rand McNally.