Walter Drake

Since 1947

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Who Are We?
Employment Opportunities
New product ideas
Vendor Inquiries
Walter Drake Locations
Affiliate Programs
Environmental Policy
 
Who Are We?
Walter Drake, a pioneer in direct mail, began operations in 1947 in Colorado Springs with a single novel idea. In his one-room office, he created a character named “Tommy Turtle” and parents all over the country signed up for their children to receive personalized, upbeat pen pal letters and gifts from Tommy. In the beginning, he advertised in House Beautiful and Harper’s Bazaar magazines. After achieving success in this endeavor, Mr. Drake gradually added more and more products including stationery and address labels for writing letters to family and friends which became very popular during the 1950’s and 60’s as America became a more mobile society.

Today, the business Walter Drake started more than a half century ago, is a leading direct marketer of kitchenware, household products, organizers, personal health care items, gardening and outdoor décor, personalized gifts, calendars and stationery. The extensive line of products offered provide unique problem solvers and specialized items for all ages to enjoy.

Christmas cards -- the spin-off idea that evolved from address labels and stationery are still designed exclusively for the catalog, along with exclusive stationery items including calendars, address labels and family organizers.

Personalization continues to be a benchmark of the company. Techniques such as hand painting, printing, embroidery, engraving and foil stamping highlight personalized products. For a great selection of unique timesaving products and gifts.

With operations in Wisconsin and customers from all over, Walter Drake is still providing unique products and values expected from a long-time company. Along with the website, the business now consists of several catalog brands: Walter Drake, HomeWares, Easy Comforts, and Christmas Cards by Walter Drake.
 
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Employment Opportunities
Employment opportunities may exist in the key areas of merchandising, creative, inventory planning, customer service, marketing, information systems, printing, finance, fulfillment and human resources.

Visit our Job Board to learn more about our current open positions and to apply.

Benefits Information Walter Drake & Miles Kimball offers a competitive salary and benefits package that includes:
  • Bonus Potential
  • 401k
  • Health, Dental, Vision and Life Insurance
  • Education Assistance
  • Gainsharing
  • Employee Computer Purchase Program
  • Paid Time Off (PTO)
  • Short and Long Term Disability
  • Generous Product Discounts
  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
  • Wellness Program
Employment Verification
To verify employment on a past or current employee:
1) Call 1-800-367-5690, you will need to provide the employer code (11043) and employee's social security number.

OR

2) Visit The Work Number; you will need to provide the employer code (11043) and employee's social security number.

 
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New product ideas
We are always looking for new and innovative products to sell via our website and catalog. Please contact us at the following address with any products you wish to submit. Please supply us with a detailed description, product photos or possibly a sample of your product.

Walter Drake
Attn: Product Ideas
250 City Center
Oshkosh, WI 54906
newideas@wdrake.com

Please submit all customer service issues by CLICKING HERE.
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Vendor Inquiries
Please review our Vendor Compliance Manual at www.mileskimball.com/vcm for information about how to do business with Walter Drake and Miles Kimball Co.

Product Submissions can be sent to our Oshkosh address; Attention: Merchandising
 
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Walter Drake Locations
Our Executive Office
250 City Center
Oshkosh, WI 54906
Phone: 920-231-3800

 
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Affiliate Programs
We recently partnered with Linkshare to manage our affiliate program. Join our affiliate program today and earn cash by promoting our brand and products on your website. When one of your customers visits our site and makes a purchase, we pay you a commission. For more information and to join, please visit the Linkshare affiliate website
 
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Environmental Policy
Did you know?
  • Miles Kimball Company has invested $150,000 in lighting upgrades at the distribution center that has resulted in the annual electricity savings of 1,100,000 kilowatt hours. This is the equivalent of providing electricity to 100 homes or the energy of 1990 barrels of oil. The impact of this project is reducing our carbon footprint by 2,522,920lbs of CO2 annually. Click here for more details about our Environmental Emmissions.
  • Miles Kimball Company uses corrugate shipping containers made from over 60% post consumer content.
  • Miles Kimball Company is committed to recycling. Annually, our distribution center recycles 600 tons of cardboard, 60 tons of office paper.
  • From 2005 to 2007 our use of lighter weight paper has reduced our total wood use by 1,472 tons, or 10,191 trees. The energy saved was 21,806 million BTU’s, enough to power 240 homes each year. Greenhouse gases were reduced the equivalent of 4,364,582 lbs CO2, or the emissions from 396 cars per year. Wastewater was reduced 10,219,474 gallons. Click here for more details about our paper reduction.
  • The Miles Kimball Foundation donates more than $100,000 each year to support charitable, scientific, literary and educational institutions
Click here to see our entire environmental policy and vision statement.
 
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