About Egyptian Workspace Partners

A Family-owned company since 1880.

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Why Egyptian? Little Egypt, Illinois, USA

Our region of Southern Illinois has been known as “Little Egypt” for hundreds of years. The nickname has a couple origin stories: one referencing the historic grain trade between southern and northern Illinois, and another, the intersecting rivers of the region. At Egyptian, we just know that Belleville, IL is our home. We are proud of this location that allows us to provide the best service in business products and interiors to the entire St. Louis region and beyond

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Egyptian Workspace Partners through the years.

1880
1880

Egyptian Workspace Partners is originally founded in Belleville, Illinois.

Well over 100 years ago, Egyptian Workspace Partners was founded as Winkler & Schirmer at 28 West Main Street in Belleville, Illinois. To this day, we still reside in and serve the beautiful Southern Illinois community.

1880
1929
1929

The early days of the Egyptian name come as the company is acquired by the Weingarten family.

Almost 50 years after the founding of Winkler & Schirmer, the Weingarten family acquired the company and renamed it to Egyptian Stationery.

1929
1965
1965

Welcome to the Baltz family, the same family that has grown the company since 1965.

The current family ownership, the Baltz family, purchased the company and updated the name to Egyptian Stationers, Inc. The Baltz family still remains in leadership positions and is actively involved in the organization.

1965
1969
1969

Egyptian Stationers moves over to Main Street as the dust settles on a new courthouse.

The new St Clair County Courthouse is built, and Egyptian Stationers relocates to 107 West Main Street to make way for construction.

1969
1975
1975

The Egyptian name grows with the acquisition of the experienced business, Siddle's Stationery

Egyptian Stationers grows their team and client base by completing the acquisition of the local Belleville company, Siddle's Stationery.

1975
1983
1983

Egyptian gets a new look with a remodel based on efficiency and performance.

Our downtown Belleville retail store and storefront gets a fresh remodel at 107 West Main Street.

1983
1994
1994

The Egyptian name continues to grow with the acquisition of Ribbons & Rolls.

Egyptian Stationers, Inc continues to grow in the Little Egyptian region with the acquisition of Ribbons & Rolls out of Collinsville, Illinois.

1994
2011
2011

Egyptian brings together the products & interior segments under the same roof.

The 107 West Main Street retail store closes and merges operations into the Egyptian Business Furniture brand at 129 West Main Street, still our home to this day.

2011
2017
2017

The company renames to Egyptian Workspace Partners as the market continues to evolve.

Egyptian Stationers, Inc rebrands to Egyptian Workspace Partners to better reflect our consultative approach with clients, as well as our holistic approach to products and interiors.

2017
2019
2018

The company acquires Centralia Stationery to expand its footprint in Southern Illinois.

The footprint now serves many more clients into Southern Illinois with their already established approach to bring value to clients.

2019
2020-2
2020

The acquisition of Talis IT Partners brings a new product category to our customer base.

Egyptian Workspace Partners seizes an opportunity to expand into the technology space to serve clients more products and services.

2020-2
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One person to call, one invoice to pay, one check to write and one partner you can trust.

You want to make the best decisions when it comes to your office space. To do that, you need expert help investing in office supplies, furniture and technology. The problem is, you don’t have enough time to manage multiple vendors, making you feel frustrated. 

We understand how difficult it is to work with multiple vendors. That’s why we’ve been helping people navigate their office space decisions for over 140 years.