Exclusive Coverage: A Legacy of Innovation: Stamp industry leader passes away at 81

Jackson Marking Products Inc. founder and owner Coy E. Jackson leaves behind a lasting impact on the industry.

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Jackson Marking Products Inc. founder and owner Coy E. Jackson, 81, passed away on Nov. 23, 2015, leaving behind not only dedicated colleagues and loyal customers, but a lasting impact on the stamp industry.

The army veteran built his business from humble beginnings, his son and Jackson Marking Products General Manager Tom Jackson tells A&E magazine. In the early 1960s, Coy Jackson bought a small stamping kit from a magazine ad. “It grew slowly over the years,” Tom says. A decade later, the part-time business became a full-time occupation; however, as the business grew, Jackson found difficulty in being a small operator-acquiring his materials from the larger companies, his son explains.

“He decided to become a middleman to the industry for small stamp makers,” Tom continues. Jackson Marking became a prolific supplier, with Coy Jackson designing machines and equipment to facilitate the stamping production process. “The (designs) evolved over time through the next decade and kind of became his legacy,” Tom shares. “All and all, there are more than 5,000 pieces of equipment he designed and shipped all over the world.”

His accomplishments, Tom adds, were not limited to the nuts and bolts of his family-owned business. He also made lasting and meaningful relationships as well. “He developed a lot of friendships in the industry,” Tom says. “We want to let people know that he is gone because he did have a lot of friends he met at tradeshows and customers he spoke on the phone with over the years.”  

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