A History of Anchor Paper Company
To know where you’re going, must know where you’ve been. Anchor Paper Company has had some notable moments through our near 100-year history. These moments, along with our fantastic team of employee owners, have shaped our company while defining and reflecting our industry.
May 15, 1923 The Birth of Anchor Paper Co.
Anchor Paper Co. was formed through the collective investments of J. Mark Dadglish, the first President of the company, David Sym, who served as the company's Secretary & Treasurer, George Gibson, general sales manager of Mosinee Paper, and Harry Matthewson, President of Paper Supply.
The company's foundation was laid throu the buyout of the Industrial wrapping paper division of Leslie-Donahower Paper Co. The purchase agreement gave Anchor Paper Co. the rights to sell Industrial papers and packaging supplies to include: tape, tissue, paper bags, wrapping paper, and similar products. As Anchor Paper Co. grew in size, reputation and geographical reach, so did our product distribution offering to include printing paper grades, design papers, and packaging machines, to name a few.
We are proud of our past, and since our inception in 1923, we have grown to serve new markets and to represent a vast number of products and services. Our experience has led to growth and innovation for our customers and our suppliers.