Lou Scantland enters industry working for Thermofax, a 3M dealer.
Xerox creates the Xerox 914, the first commercial, permanent copier.
Lou opens ElectroCopy in Detroit, MI, becoming the first electrofax (permanent copy) dealer in America.
Lou starts Uni-Copy in Phoenix, AZ.
Lou creates the first-ever maintenance agreement combining service, parts, supplies, & toner (cost-per-click model).
Lou enters Texas market for the first time. Owns & operates multiple branches across Texas (Dallas/Ft. Worth, Houston, Austin, San Antonio, and El Paso).
Xerographic Copier Services (XCS) founded in San Antonio, TX; corporate history of DOCUmation begins.
Lou establishes Alternative Business Systems (ABS) in New Mexico – Santa Fe, Albuquerque, and Silver City.
Lou purchases Copy Distributing of San Antonio (CDSA) and merges with Xerographic Copier Systems (XCS).
Corporate name is changed to DOCUmation.
DOCUmation acquires Alternative Business Systems.
DOCUmation expands service into the Texas Hill Country.
DOCUmation expands service to the Valley.
DOCUmation expands service into West Texas.
Preston & Hunter assume leadership roles as Co-Presidents of DOCUmation.
DOCUmation acquires documentWORKS.
documentWORKS expands service into Dallas, Ft. Worth, Houston, and Austin.
DOCUmation is recognized as one of the top 300 Most Iconic Businesses of the last 300 years by the San Antonio Business Journal.