Three brothers - Orville, Richard and Lorne Johnston started printing jobs in the basement of Lorne's house in the late 1950's. Their father, Orville Senior had learned the printing trade while employed at S.S. Kresgee where Lorne also ran a press.

In 1961, the three brothers opened the doors of Johnston Lithograph Inc. in Romulus, Michigan where it is still located today. In the early days, Johnston Litho was doing a lot of printing for Lloyd Waters & Associates, an advertising agency - who is still a customer today!

Lorne's son Keith joined the company in 1978, followed shortly by twin brother Kevin in 1979 and then their younger brother Kurt joined in the early 1980's after earning a business degree. Today the three brothers run Johnston Litho with over 60 devoted, competent and talented employees. Keith manages the Production, Kevin manages the Sales and Kurt manages the Finances.

In 1961 the original brothers made printing deals on a hand shake and that is the way the brothers like to deal with their customers today!


Richard Johnston (late 1940's)
Lorne's house where Johnston Litho originated
Orville, Richard and Lorne Johnston
Lorne and Beattrice Johnston (mid 1960's)
Family Vacation (late 1960's)