FOCUS ON THE COMMUNITY
Arthur Manigault, a successful rice planter, formed the Evening Post Publishing Company in 1896 to acquire the Charleston Courier which began publication in 1803. It was from this beginning in newspaper publishing in Charleston, South Carolina that Evening Post Industries was born.
Today, EPI owns a wide range of newspaper, television, interactive, real estate and forestry investments with an operating platform poised for diversification and an aggressive acquisition strategy. Through information, real estate development & health and welfare, our company’s focus is on companies that build community and continue the legacy of the Manigault family.
FROM A SOUTH CAROLINA NEWSPAPER TO A NATIONAL, MULTIMEDIA HOLDING COMPANY
During the 1960s and ’70s, Peter Manigault, along with the senior leadership team of Frank Gilbreth Jr. and Hall McGee Jr., set out to find the right mix of profitability and diversification to balance the economic cycles of the newspaper business. In 1974 the team began to acquire TV assets.
Peter’s son, Pierre Manigault, is the Chairman of Evening Post Industries. He and his management team are setting forth a new strategy to provide further diversification for the shareholders, while maintaining a prudent and conservative capital structure. The carefully considered acquisition focus will further diversify the company from its media base to provide consistent profitability in a wide range of economic conditions.
Under their leadership the company is poised to take advantage of compelling investment opportunities to benefit the shareholders for generations to come.