Brehm Communications has had a long and continuous history in the newspaper industry, having been founded in November of 1919 with the purchase of the Fort Madison, Iowa, Evening Democrat by W. J. (Bill) McGiffin. This original newspaper remains a part of the company. The company s growth, in large part, has been due to the effort and loyalty of its employees, who enjoy their work and believe in their product. It is also a reflection of the Brehm family s philosophy that it is in a people industry, dedicated not only to those they serve but also to those who perform the service. The corporate headquarters of Brehm Communications is located in San Diego, Calif. There are more than 50 daily, weekly, semiweekly and tri-weekly newspapers and shoppers located in the states of California, Arizona, Nevada, Utah, Iowa, Illinois and Indiana. Offices are maintained in more than 30 communities, with seven of those having rotary offset printing presses with process color capability.