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Our History

Proudly invested in our industry’s future

Lindenmeyr Munroe demonstrates the lasting legacy of its family ownership and continues to pursue opportunities that will help build a strong future for our industry.

2018
2018

Olmsted-Kirk Paper Company

In August, Lindenmeyr Munroe expands its reach into the Southwestern United States with the acquisition of Texas-based Olmsted-Kirk Paper Company, a fourth-generation, family owned and operated paper distributor.

2017
2017

Shippers Supply

In November, Spicers Canada expands its position in the distribution of shipping, packaging and warehouse supplies with the acquisition of Shippers Supply, headquartered in Edmonton, Alberta with nine locations throughout Western Canada.

2017

JC Paper

In August, Spicers Paper acquires JC Paper, an independent, family-owned paper merchant based in Fremont, CA, specializing in fine paper for the commercial print industry as well as the distribution of janitorial and food service supplies.

2017

IPG

In June, Lindenmeyr Munroe further strengthens its sales and distribution presence with the acquisition of St. Paul-based Independent Paper Group, LLC (IPG).

2017

KFI Technology

In January, Lindenmeyr Munroe acquires KFI Technology, a dynamic and specialized business headquartered in Trenton, NJ and focused on the wide format printing industry.

2016
2016

Graphic Paper

In July, Lindenmeyr Munroe acquires the business of New York-based Graphic Paper, a wholesale distributor of fine printing paper and converted products, adding state-of-the-art converting capabilities to their service portfolio.

2016

C.J. Duffey Paper Company

In March, Lindenmeyr Munroe acquires the business of C.J. Duffey Paper Company, an independent distributor of fine and business papers in Minneapolis and Duluth, MN, strengthening its sales force and expanding their presence in the Midwest market.

2015
2015

Spicers Canada

Central National Gottesman expands its North American distribution business, adding Spicers Canada to its growing portfolio of regional paper merchants. With 15 warehouses strategically located across Canada, Spicers Canada is a leading distributor of fine paper, sign and display media, industrial packaging and graphic arts supplies.

2013
2013

A.T. Clayton

Central National Gottesman acquires A.T. Clayton, one of North America’s largest paper suppliers and its print consultancy and print management affiliates J.S. Eliezer and Continuum.

2013

Bradner Central

Lindenmeyr Munroe division acquires the assets and business of Bradner Central Company, one of the oldest and most highly regarded family-owned paper merchants in the United States.

2013

Domtar’s Ariva

Central National Gottesman announced that it has entered into an agreement with Domtar Corporation where Lindenmeyr Munroe will acquire the United States operations of Domtar’s Ariva paper distribution business. Ariva, headquartered in Covington, Kentucky, is a major U.S. paper distributor, with 15 locations in the East and Midwest.

2012
2012

Kelly Paper

In July, Central National Gottesman acquires Kelly Paper and its assets. Kelly Paper operates a successful chain of paper stores with 48 locations across four Western states.

2012

Spicers Paper

In July, Central National Gottesman acquires the U.S. assets of Spicers Paper, Inc. Spicers Paper is a major U.S. paper distributor with 12 warehouse locations in the West and Midwest.

2012

Bel-Nor Company

In February, Lindenmeyr Munroe acquires Bel-Nor Company, Inc., a packaging company based in Hudson, New Hampshire. This strategic acquisition strengthens our packaging footprint in the New England market.

2011
2011

Hudson Valley Paper Company

In February, Lindenmeyr Munroe acquires the assets and business of Hudson Valley Paper Company, one of upstate New York and New England’s oldest and most respected fine paper merchants.

2010
2010

Frank Parsons Fine Paper

Acquisition of Frank Parsons Fine Paper Division. This Mid-Atlantic region’s leading independent paper merchant serves seven U.S. markets and consists of locations in or near Baltimore, MD, Washington, DC, Lynchburg, VA, Norfolk, VA, Richmond, VA, Harrisburg, PA, and Pittsburgh, PA. Also included in the sale are six wholesale paper stores.

2009
2009

Hudson City Paper

In December, Lindenmeyr Munroe acquires the Hudson City division of Frank Parsons, Inc., based in West Caldwell, New Jersey. The acquisition further strengthens Lindenmeyr Munroe’s leading position in the important New York and New Jersey markets.

2008
2008

North Carolina Expansion

Lindenmeyr Munroe continues its expansion into new markets and opens an additional facility in Durham, North Carolina.

2007
2007

Wisconsin Paper

Lindenmeyr Munroe expands into two new markets. In February, Wisconsin Paper is acquired, expanding its footprint in the Midwest.

2002
2002

WWF Paper Chicago

Lindenmeyr Munroe expands into a major new market by opening a sales office and distribution facility in Itasca, Illinois, near Chicago, the largest print market in the U.S.

2001
2001

Richmond, Virginia

Lindenmeyr Munroe acquires a competing paper merchant in Richmond, Virginia.

1996
1996

Warehouse Expansion

Lindenmeyr Munroe expands its activities to include the opening of two new warehouses in Baltimore/Washington DC and Richmond, VA.

1994
1994

Perkins & Squier

Central National Gottesman acquires Perkins & Squier Company, a seller of book publishing papers.

1991
1991

Communication Paper

Central National Gottesman acquires Communication Paper Corporation, which specializes in the sale of communication and printing papers.

1988
1988

D.F. Munroe Company

Central National Gottesman acquires D.F. Munroe Company, a paper merchant in the New England area.

1984
1984

The Perfect Union

Lindenmeyr Paper Corporation, one of the leading independent fine paper merchants in the United States, is acquired by Central National Gottesman. Seldom have two entities come together whose activities are so different, yet complementary, and who share in common a similar philosophy of business and a long history of dedication.

1900
1900

D. S. Gottesman

D. S. Gottesman (1885-1956), brought to America from Hungary as a child, enters the family business as a young man. Gottesman eventually becomes a successful investment banker, real estate investor, an organizer of the Central National Bank of the City of New York, and a notable philanthropist.

1886
1886

Raw Materials for Paper Making

M. Gottesman & Company, specializing in the sale of raw materials for paper making, is founded in New York City.

1859
1859

Lower Manhattan

Lindenmeyr Paper begins in a small office and warehouse in lower Manhattan.