Temple: Business celebrates centennial

Perry Office Plus, headquartered in Temple, is celebrating its 100th anniversary. (Photo by Megan Vanselow)

TEMPLE, Texas (KWTX) Perry Office Plus, headquartered in Temple, is celebrating its 100th anniversary.

Perry Office Plus is rooted to the company American Printing that opened in downtown Temple in January 1920.

American Printing was bought in 1966 by J.W. & Ruth Perry, who grew the office products and furniture side of the business.

In the late 1980's they sold the printing division side of the company and focused on office products, renaming the company, Perry Office Products.

The company’s headquarters sits in the old Coca-Cola bottling plant on North 3rd Street in Temple.

Expanding over the years, the business now offers complete furniture, design and installation services, janitorial supplies and promotional products becoming the largest independent office products dealer in Central Texas, according to a press release.

For its 100th anniversary celebration, the company partnered with a brand new Temple business, Treno Pizzeria, to hand out free pizzas to the first 100 guests at the party.

Treno Pizzeria is operating out a mobile brick oven food truck, but will open its brick and mortar location next month.

"Our original location was in downtown Temple, and we operated in various spots downtown for about 85 years, so we're excited to feature two aspects of downtown's history, from the Santa Fe Depot that was built in the early 1900s, to Treno Pizzeria, which is opening in downtown as part of the redevelopment we're seeing there,”
Perry Office Plus president, Harry Macey said.