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Baker & Taylor Acquires J.A. Majors

In September Baker & Taylor announced its acquisition of J.A. Majors Company, a private distributor of medical and scientific books founded in 1909 by Dr. J.A. Majors. The acquisition will provide an expanded inventory of medical material for our customers.

Richard Willis, Chairman, President and CEO of Baker & Taylor, said, "We wanted to expand our offerings in the health sciences market and recognized Majors as the leading health science distributor. We believe the combination of Baker & Taylor and Majors will lead to better services for our respective companies' customers. We are happy to announce that the J. A. Majors Company will retain its name, management team and will continue to be based in Dallas, TX. In this endeavor, Majors will continue to lead the way with its innovative technology and its renowned personal service."

Jam Majors, president of J.A. Majors, explained, "Baker & Taylor will bring resources and enhanced services to Majors' customers. The existing Majors' staff will be retained to continue the excellent personal service for which it is known." Al McClendon, executive vice president of Majors, explained, "Baker & Taylor brings advantages for all Majors' customers. We at Majors are excited about the many advantages of a parent company with a talented executive team, additional resources, a commitment to customer service, and extensive technological support."

Majors Scientific Books, Inc., an independent corporation running medical bookstores in Dallas and Houston, will continue under the current ownership, and as such is not a part of this acquisition.

About J.A. Majors Company
J.A. Majors Company ( is the largest distributor of medical, scientific and technical books to the medical bookstore and library marketplace. With an inventory of over 135,000 titles, Majors offers special services for the library, bookstore, health care student and professional such as online ordering, same day shipping, and excellent customer service. In business since 1909, Majors is headquartered in Dallas.