Herff Jones plays a small part in many memorable milestones, ceremonies, and traditions. It produces commemorative items for educational and athletic institutions, including caps, gowns, diplomas, awards, rings, medals, and yearbooks, and makes and markets robes used by religious and judicial entities, including the Supreme Court. Its education unit, Nystrom, makes and publishes materials for history and social studies classes, including globes, maps, atlases, and other items. Part of the same educational unit, It's About Time publishes programs for math and science study that are supported by the National Science Foundation. In 2014 the company was acquired by an investment group led by Charlesbank Capital.