Progressive Printing Co. was started by Ralph Taylor and sold to Bill Oberlin who then sold it to Jim Gram in 1960. At that time it was located in the old bowling alley on South Jackson St. and in 1961 Jim moved to the old bus station building, where the Inn at DePauw now stands. In 1961 Jim moved the shop to 3 East Franklin just off the Courthouse Square.
The final move came in 1976 when Jim purchased the Jim Harris Chevrolet building at 115 North Jackson St. and moved the shop to it's present location. Jim ran the shop for over 50 years before turning the operation over to his son Gary Gram and daughter Cathy Lowery who continue to run the business.
Cathy graduated from Greencastle High School and attended the University of Evansville and Purdue University. She worked in banking in Greencastle and Cincinnati before joining Hooks-SuperX Corporation in Cincinnati at the corporate office handling risk management and worker's compensation for the for the corporation. In 1990 Cathy moved back to Greencastle to work in the family business in preparation for her mother's retirement. She learned computer typesetting, and computerized accounting for the business. In the past Cathy served as a volunteer tutor at Jones and Tzouanakis schools and served on Main Street Greencastle Board. Cathy was an active member of the Greencastle Civic League and was proud to take part in planning and building The Emerald Palace at Robe Ann Park. She enjoys cooking, gardening, reading, playing golf, cards, watching sports and spending time with family.
Gary Gram was born and raised in Greencastle, graduating from Greencastle High School where he participated in football, basketball, track and golf. He later attending Indiana State University graduating with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration. Gary worked for Butler Paper in Terre Haute from 1979 until returning to work in the family business, Progressive Printing. Gary is graduate of the Putnam County Leadership Academy and served on the Main Street Greencastle Board. He is a member of the Greencastle Elk's Lodge and a member and past board member of Windy Hill Country Club. Gary resides in Greencastle with his wife Lyn. They have one son James who lives in Greencastle with his wife Lacey and two granddaughters. In his spare time Gary enjoys playing golf, watching sports and playing cards.