PO Box 718 · Springfield, OH 45501 · 1-800-686-1813 · sales@penceohio.com

About Us
For over 30 years, PenceOhio Company has manufactured vinyl and leather binders in Ohio.  We guarantee satisfaction with our products and stand behind everything we make and sell.  

What we do

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We manufacture our products solely in Springfield, OH, using advanced techniques that generate exceptional results.  We use only the finest materials in what we make.  Personalized imprints are created using special-order metal-dyes as a foil-stamp, deboss, or silk-screen.  Each binder is personally inspected for quality to ensure customer satisfaction.

In 1975, Bill Pence, our owner and president, purchased L.O. White, a small bindery in Coshocton, OH, from 83 year-old Leo White for approximately $7,000.  L.O. White primarily produced custom leather products on a small scale, and had been in business since 1917.
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A changing economy combined with improved technology prompted a shift from primarily making leather goods to manufacturing custom vinyl products.  This allowed for mass production and an increased market share in the United States.  For example, PenceOhio Company worked with Mead® to develop and produce the Cambridge™ line of binder products.  

1980 marked a big change for PenceOhio Company in many ways.  The company purchased Universal Leather (also called Universal Check Cover Company), located in Springfield OH.  Bill Pence proceeded to move the company 125 miles west to the new location.  As business increased, larger space for manufacturing and inventory was needed, and the company moved to its present location in 1982.

With the introduction of the Career Passport by the Ohio Board of Education, PenceOhio Company entered this market in 1995.  Since then we have manufactured and sold over 2 million Career Portfolios/Passports to high schools and students across the country.

We give back to the education community in numerous ways.  Lorraine County High School runs a yearly Career Passport contest, and we help sponsor the prize.  The students work hard to create the best content possible: resumes, career narratives, recommendation letters, etc.  Eight winners come away with a polished Career Passport and a prize of $100.  Music students from Centerville High School approached us needing a presentation binder for a local contest.  We designed the product and gave it to the students.  Thanks to their hard work they are now going to the state level.  We wish them the best of luck in their endeavor!
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As a small manufacturer, we specialize in making personalized products for people in the education community.  Many of our close family members are educators, and they display a passion for students.  Our education products are tailored specifically to those in the world of learning, helping you organize your daily life and simplify the advancement of your career.  We look forward to serving you and your school in the effort to educate the next generation!

As our company founder and president, James W. Pence, says "Success is determined by those whom prove the impossible, possible."
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Leo White's Leather Products
Leo White's Leather Products from 1920's
World War II Era Ration Book
World War II Era Ration Book
made by Universal Leather