North American Publishing Company (NAPCO) was established in 1958. NAPCO successfully operates magazines, trade shows, directories and online services for the various markets it serves. Many of the company s original publications were purchased from other publishing firms. None of those publications were profitable at the time of acquisition, and all required extensive restructuring and investment to move them into the prominent and sound positions they now enjoy. The balance of NAPCO s magazines, as well as its trade shows and online services were started by the company.