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Andrews McMeel Universal (AMU) is an American media corporation based in Kansas City, Missouri. It was founded in 1970 by Jim Andrews and John McMeel as Universal Press Syndicate and was renamed in 1997 to AMU to reflect the diversification that had taken place since its founding. It now has the following subdivisions:

Andrews McMeel Universal, Inc.
Universal Press Syndicate
IndustryMedia and publishing
Founded1970; 49 years ago (1970)
FoundersJohn McMeel and Jim Andrews
Area served
United States


The company headquarters is located in downtown Kansas City, Missouri in the historic Boley Building. The six-story steel frame building was constructed in 1909 and was designed in the Art-Nouveau style by architect Louis Curtiss. The building is notable for being one of the world's first metal-and-glass curtain-wall buildings and the first to use rolled-steel columns.[1] It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1971.


  1. ^ "Andrews McMeel's historic HQ reflects the company's mission". Kansas City Business Journal. Retrieved August 16, 2018.

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