Courier Companies is a sales location of Courier, which publishes, prints and sells books. Established in 1824, Courier has two lines of business that include full-service book manufacturing and specialty publishing. The company is focused on achieving industry-leading financial performance by serving markets with above-average growth rates and strong future prospects. These include educational, religious and specialty book publishing. With headquarters in Massachusetts, Courier has approximately 1,500 employees in nearly 10 major operating locations throughout the United States. Book manufacturing is the company s core business. It is one of the largest book manufacturers in the U.S. In 2005, its plants produced more than 140 million books. With the acquisition of Dover Publications, the company has gained one of the world s most successful niche publishers. Courier is headquartered in North Chelmsford, Mass., with divisions or facilities in New England, New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania and Indiana. Courier Companies is located in Westford, Mass.