SWEN has been in business since 1979, but our roots go back to 1917 as a family owned newspaper (The Sylacauga News) that also provided printing for businesses and individuals alike. We apply the experience from five generations to exceed our customer’s expectations.
Charles Herd Greer was a newspaperman in Montgomery, Wedowee, Lafayette, Opelika and Birmingham, Alabama, and was managing editor of the Birmingham Age-Herald in 1897. He started setting type at age 11 and was inducted in the Newspaper Hall of Fame. He purchased the Sylacauga News in 1917, which is how the Greers got their start printing in Sylacauga.
Roe Greer worked alongside his father Charles H Greer until 1942 when he was appointed postmaster.
Jeptha V Greer (Roe's brother) took over operation of the paper in the 1940's.
Charles (Chuck) Greer II worked alongside his father Jeptha at the newspaper. In 1979, Chuck sold the paper to start a company devoted to printing for businesses and individuals, and SWEN was born.
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