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who we are

It all started with paper.  In 1974, Modern was born under the name of Modern Paper Co., primarily selling paper for copy machines.  Shawn Stearns, our current owner, was one of Modern Paper’s original members.  He began with the company in the early 80’s and eventually added a line of copiers to the business model.   At this time, Modern was no longer just a paper expert and Modern Copier, Inc. was born.  As Modern Copier, we specialized in all types of office equipment, offering copiers, printers, duplicators and even cash registers after purchasing another local company.  In 2005, Modern became a furniture and supply specialist.  At this point, we truly became a one-stop-shop for our Southern Illinois customers. At the beginning of 2011, we became Modern Office Connections, Inc. to better portray our evolving business model.  The days of being just a copier company were long gone. 
Today, celebrating almost 50 years of business, Shawn is proud to say he is still the same owner, with the same store front, and the same goals.   He basically grew up with Modern, and after having his daughter join him in 2007, he considers his MOC team his family. 
Our focus at MOC is in Business Solutions, but our passion is our Local Relationships.  Our team is proud to serve our hometown community and we value the partnerships we have made over the years.  We're proud of the road we have traveled to get to where we are today and look forward to the journey ahead. 
Thanks for choosing the Modern Office Connections family.  We truly appreciate you and your business. 
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