|Founder||Elton B. Stephens|
|Headquarters||Birmingham, Alabama, USA|
|Revenue||US$2.8 billion (2017)|
Number of employees
EBSCO Industries is an American company headquartered in Birmingham, Alabama. It was founded in 1944 by Elton Bryson Stephens Sr. (hence the EBSCO acronym based on Elton Bryson Stephens Company). EBSCO is one of the largest privately held companies in Alabama, and one of the top 200 in the U.S., based on revenues and employee numbers, according to Forbes Magazine.
EBSCO was co-founded by Elton Bryson Stephens, Sr. and his wife Alys Robinson Stephens in 1944 to sell magazine subscriptions, personalized binders and magazine racks to the U.S. Armed Forces. They named this "Military Service Company", and over the next decade acquired several other companies that were eventually combined to form EBSCO Industries Inc.