1861 DAVID SWISHER RECEIVES A SMALL CIGAR BUSINESS AS PART OF A DEBT SETTLEMENT.
1870 - HUNDREDS OF CIGARS ARE ROLLED BY HAND EVERY DAY IN A ONE ROOM “MANUFACTURY.” Newark, Ohio
1888 DAVID SWISHER’S SONS, HARRY AND JOHN, PURCHASE THE COMPANY FROM HIM AND RENAME IT. SWISHER BROTHERS
1895 SWISHER BROTHERS GROWS TO THREE FACTORIES, OVER 1,000 EMPLOYEES AND MAKES 300,000 CIGARS PER DAY.
1913 JOHN RENAMES THE COMPANY AFTER BUYING HIS BROTHER OUT AND HIRING HIS SON, CARL. JNO H SWISHER & SON
1924 CARL RELOCATES THE COMPANY’S HEADQUARTERS. JACKSONVILLE, FL
1927 THE JACKSONVILLE PLANT IS DOING SO WELL THAT THE OHIO FACILITIES ARE CLOSED AND CONSOLIDATED INTO THE FLORIDA PLANT.
1930 SWISHER’S HIRING RECORD EARNS THE COMPANY A FORBES MAGAZINE “CERTIFICATE OF MERIT.”
1939 SWISHER BUILDS THE NATION’S FIRST INDUSTRIAL CHILDREN’S NURSERY ON THE TOP FLOOR OF THE BUILDING.
1940 SWISHER’S KING EDWARD BECOMES THE WORLD’S BEST SELLING CIGAR.
1941 THE JACKSONVILLE PLANT BECOMES THE LARGEST CIGAR FACTORY IN THE WORLD.
1942 SWISHER EXPANDS BY OPENING A NUMBER OF OTHER FACILITIES IN THE NEARBY TOBACCO-GROWING AREAS FOR HANDLING, PROCESSING, STORING AND SHIPPING THE HUGE QUANTITIES OF TOBACCO NEEDED.
1958 JNO H. SWISHER & SONS INTRODUCES THE SWISHER SWEETS BRAND CIGAR.
1964 THE COMPANY MAKES A TOTAL OF FOUR MILLION CIGARS PER DAY AND SHIPS TO ALL FIFTY STATES AND FORTY-SEVEN FOREIGN COUNTRIES.
1985 SWISHER SWEETS LITTLE CIGARS BEGIN TO LAND ON STORE SHELVES. SWISHER PRODUCTS ARE NOW SOLD IN MORE THAN SIXTY COUNTRIES AROUND THE WORLD.
1986 SWISHER GROWS THROUGH SEVERAL ACQUISITIONS INCLUDING THE PURCHASE OF HELME TOBACCO COMPANY, MANUFACTURERS OF SMOKELESS TOBACCO PRODUCTS.
1992 THE COMPANY SHIPS TO OVER 70 COUNTRIES AND CHANGES ITS NAME ONE LAST TIME. SWISHER INTERNATIONAL, INC.
2013 SWISHER RELEASED IT’S FIRST LIMITED EDITION CIGARILLOS.
2014 SWISHER ACQUIRES DREW ESTATES.
2015 SWISHER CONTINUES TO PROSPER WITH NEW PRODUCT INNOVATIONS AND CONSUMER ENGAGEMENT.