Ponca City Technology Portal Ribbon Cutting
Lawton Technology Portal Ribbon Cutting
Ardmore Technology Portal Ribbon Cutting
Kay Office Equipment, Ponca City, OK Acquisition - The acquisition of Kay Office Equipment expanded Standley Systems reach and coverage to better serve our clients in Kay County and Northeastern Oklahoma
Tulsa Metro Business Solutions, Tulsa, OK Acquisition - With the acquisition of Tulsa Metro Business Solutions, Standley Systems expanded its reach with added products and services, such as in shop repair.
Oklahoma City 10,000-square-foot showroom and offices opens in the restored 1928 Sherman Iron Works building in Bricktown. The building is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
Standley's took ownership of the old Homeland store to convert to a new warehouse.
3D printing technology, in development since the 1980s, becomes commercially available. Standley Systems adds 3D printers to its product line in 2013.
The Tulsa location joined Standley Systems in 2006. This photo was taken from the 2009 ribbon cutting event when the office moved to downtown.
Blake Elliott-son of CEO Tim and great grandson of Fred-joins the business as Director of Operations.
The warehouse was added at the Chickasha location in 2006.
Tulsa office opens to serve eastern Oklahoma.
Standley's current logo debuts in new vibrant red color.
Digital Imaging logo used in Ardmore location for 15 years.
The company moves out of the original storefront and into a repurposed church and nearby grocery store for its 27,000-plus square foot headquarters in Chickasha. Standley sells Woolsey's.
Standley Systems bought an old church and rehabilitated it to keep it from going vacant in downtown Chickasha. It is now the corporate headquarters.
Company changes its name to Standley Systems to better reflect its full range of products and solutions.
Ardmore (Digital Imaging) joined us in 1998.
A deadly act of domestic terrorism destroys the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building in downtown Oklahoma City.
Company opens Ardmore office to serve southern Oklahoma. Standley also purchases Allen Systems.
ComputerLand logo used.
The original NuTech's Oklahoma City location in May 1989. The office moved to Oil Center West Tower in the mid 1990s.
The Duncan location joined Standley's in January of 1989. (Photo from 2014)
Standley's purchases Woolseys in Ducan.
Tim Elliott takes the helm of the family business started by his grandfather.
Standley's Office Machines, Inc. standing strong despite several floods in previous years.
Another flood affected Standley's Office Machines, Inc. in spring of 1983.
Apple unveils its Macintosh microcomputer, complete with a new invention called a "mouse."
Fred Standley, company founder, dies at age 81.
Lawton office opens to serve the southwestern part of Oklahoma. Standley's logo goes blue.
The Lawton location was established in 1982. A ribbon cutting ceremony took place at our current location.
Torrential downpour flooded the Chickasha store in the fall of 1982.
With Microsoft's help, IBM debuts a personal computer using the DOS operating system.
Both Apple Computer and Microsoft are founded.
Tim Elliott, Fred's grandson, joins the company.
Chickasha store front in 1975.
Post-It Notes are the brainchild of a 3M engineer. Facsimile (fax) machine standards decided by the United Nations. IBM rolls out its new laser printer.
Texas Instruments introduces the pocket calculator. The first word-processing system arrives shortly thereafter.
3M puts the first color copier on the market. The federal government hosts a digital sharing network that is the forerunner of the Internet.
Standley's store changes its name to Standley Office Machines. Mr. Standley sells the business to his stepsons, Jim and Don Elliott.
The push-button telephone becomes available for consumers. Xerox introduces the modern fax machine.
(L to R) Claud Black, a Remington representative, Jim Elliott, Blondie Standley and Fred Standley inside the locally owned family business
Chickasha store front from 1963-1984.
President John F. Kennedy's assassination.
Tim Elliott and grandfather Fred Standley learned the tricks of the trade in the family business.
IBM introduces the Selectric typewriter, featuring a rotating ball with characters that printed type while the carriage remains fixed. First "personal computer" developed by Digital Equipment Corporation and MIT.
Family photo of Jim, Barbara and son (current co-owner) Tim Elliott.
First commercial Xerox copier introduced. Savin Corporation was founded and introduced new liquid (instead of dry) toner photocopiers.
Liquid Paper, initially called "Mistake Out," invented. Smith-Corona makes a portable electric typewriter.
Another view of the Chickasha-based store front.
The store front of Fred Standley Office Machines was located in Chickasha from 1947 to 1963.
Fred Standley inside the family-owned business based in downtown Chickasha, OK.
The U.S. formally enters World War II, which lasted till 1945.
Despite the continued hardships by Oklahomans during the great Dust Bowl (lasting until 1939), Standley's survives as a business committed to its customers own success by supplying high quality office machinery.
IBM introduces the first electric typewriter.
The Fred Standley Typewriter Company opens for business, selling manual typewriters and 10-key adding machines in downtown Chickasha, OK.
Fred Standley's mother gives him the only land she owns, a field in Amber, OK, to sell to follow his dream and start a typewriter business, despite the fact that the nation is in the throes of the Great Depression.
Cleaning typewriters in a wash tub on his parents back porch is a way for young Fred Standley to make a little money (50 cents per cleaning).
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Fred Standley, company founder, is born.