From a Dream
to a Reality.

The history of Major business systems

In 1966, James Russell, founder and a native of New Jersey, wanted to start his own business instead of moving away from the Durham, NC area with his then employer. With help from business friends, his dream started. In February of 1967, Major Business Forms, Inc. opened its doors with one press and one collator in a building in downtown Hillsborough, NC. The name, Major Business Forms, was derived from what the business would be producing, business forms, and to honor James Russell’s father, who was a Major in the Army. The company’s insignia is that of an Army Major.

In 1975, outgrowing the downtown location, Major Business Forms moved to its current location, one and a half miles north of Hillsborough in a 19,520 square foot building that was built on land (a cow pasture) purchased by the company. The downtown location now houses the fire department.

In 1984, a 6,800 square foot addition was added to house the paper inventory and waste recycling equipment to help ease some growing pains inside the original building.

In 1992, the company was one of the firsts in the industry to enter into the integrated business by purchasing a Hunkeler hot melt system. Through trial, errors, and successes, we are able to provide an industry leading wealth of experience in this niche of the business forms industry. Also in 1992, the company entered into the pressure-sensitive label business with the purchase of a Mark Andy flexographic press.

In 1995, a 13,000 square foot addition was added to house our label division that was expanding. The company, with its diversity of product lines, felt the need for a name change that reflects more than just producing business forms. The company changed its name to Major Business Systems, Inc.

In 2006, James Russell retired and his son, Jeff Russell, assumed the company. To this day, the company remains a family-owned business with Jeff Russell, President, running the operations.

Today, Major Business Systems, Inc. is a company that produces forms, pressure-sensitive labels, integrated products, bar-coding, variable imaging, pads, cut sheets, and laser checks, all of this under one roof.