Midland Specialty Paper and Film Achieves Third Consecutive Year of Double-Digit Growth
WHEELING, Ill.—January 11, 2016—Midland Paper, Packaging + Supplies, one of North America's largest independent distributors of media for business communications, is pleased to announce that its Specialty Paper and Film Division has recently completed its third consecutive year of double-digit growth in 2015. Over the three-year period ended Dec. 31, 2015, Midland’s Specialty Paper and Film Division has achieved a compound annual growth rate in excess of 70 percent.
Midland’s Specialty Paper and Film Division offers commercial and digital printers across the United States a cost-effective solution for specialty substrates including:
- Digitally printable paper, labels, pressure-sensitive film and synthetic substrates
- Offset printable labels, pressure-sensitive film and synthetic substrates
- Wide- and grand-format substrates
- High-speed, continuous inkjet substrates
“Midland’s ownership has been extremely supportive of the Specialty Paper and Film Division,” said Mike Ratcliff, Midland’s vice president and general manager of the Specialty Paper and Film Division. “They have shown their commitment through a substantial investment in people, inventory and company resources. Historically, merchants dip their toe in the water when it comes to the specialty substrates market. Midland dove in head first and we haven’t looked back.”
Fiscal 2015 was particularly exciting year for Midland’s Specialty Paper and Film Division. In September 2015, Midland acquired Shaughnessy Paper based out of St Louis. “Shaughnessy is a solid company that has great people and strong relationships with its suppliers and customers. They are certainly ahead of the game on the wide- and grand-format graphics side of the business. I am very excited about leveraging their leadership in this market sector in 2016 and beyond for our Specialty Paper and Film group,” remarked Mike Graves, Midland’s president and chief operations officer.
Midland won’t be resting on its laurels as it kicks off 2016. Over the next 90 Days, Midland’s Specialty Paper and Film Division will be participating in the following key industry events:
- Canon Solutions America Partner Summit—Las Vegas, Feb. 2-4
- Paper 2016—New York City, March 6-8
- Jetcomm 2016—San Antonio, April 13 - 14
- Dscoop11 —San Antonio, April 14 - 16
- Inkjet Summit 2016—Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida, April 18 -20
About Midland Paper, Packaging + Supplies
With over $1.0 Billion in annual sales, Midland Paper, Packaging + Supplies is one of the largest independently owned merchant distributors in North America. Midland’s access to the world’s highest quality paper mills and digital substrate manufacturers, combined with its commitment to provide excellent customer service and industry expertise, uniquely positions the company to be the future of digital media supply.
Source: Midland Paper, Packaging + Supplies.