We started out in the Advertising and Publishing business in January 1978. Michael obtained a BS degree in Advertising & Public Relations in 1972 from Brigham Young University in Provo, Utah. He started his career in retail management for the third largest (at the time) retail chain in the country, moving from Provo to Phoenix, Arizona. After three years he moved back to Utah and settled in Salt Lake City. He worked for Big Sky Advertising which sold advertising in travel publications, maps, and campground directories.
After traveling around the western and mid-western states for three years, he decided to set up shop in downtown Salt Lake and set up a company called Mountain West Advertising and Publishing, Inc. The first project was to sell advertising in Stake Directories for the LDS Church. It started out with six stake directories and grew from there. A new project was started called the Local Traveler's Guide which was a tourist publication that was distributed free of charge through Salt Lake hotels, visitor's centers and the advertisers. For the next ten years many other publications were produced and supported by a crew of advertising sales people.
In about 1982, a typesetter was purchased and we began to do our own typesetting and layout. In 1984 the first printing press and equipment was purchased and we became a full commercial printing operation, supporting our own publications and those of other clients. Michael learned every aspect of the printing business.
In 1989 Mountain West Adv. & Pub. closed up shop and Michael went to work for Liberty Press, the largest commercial web printer in the state. He worked there for ten years selling web printing. He had, however, started another company called Mountain West Printing, in which he worked with some of his already established non-web printing clients. After Liberty Press, he started his own Printing Broker business which is called after his name, Mike Bailey Printing, and ceased using the Mountain West name.
As of today, our printing company services various commercial business enterprises and handles most any type of printing project, from books, catalogs, magazines, and brochures to business forms, business stationary, and newsprint items such as newspaper tabloids and phone directories. We also do signs, banners, and business specialty items such as company apparel, shirts, hats and logo items. We are a one-stop shop with 28 years of experience in the printing and advertising and publishing business.
Our motto is Price - Service - Quality, in all that we do.