Central National-Gottesman To Acquire Bradner Central’s U.S. Distribution Business

November 4th, 2013

PURCHASE, New York, November 4, 2013—Central National-Gottesman Inc (CNG) today announced that it has signed a definitive Purchase Agreement for its Lindenmeyr Munroe division to acquire the assets and business of Bradner Central Company, one of the oldest and most highly regarded family-owned paper merchants in the United States. Bradner is headquartered in Elk Grove Village, IL (Bradner Smith; Rotary Paper Manifold) with operations in Butler and Appleton, WI (Bradner Smith); Ann Arbor and Grand Rapids, MI (Quimby Walstrom); Dallas, TX (Alto Papers) and Atlanta, GA (Bradner National). The closing is expected to take place on November 15, 2013.

“Bradner Central was founded in 1852 in Chicago and remains majority-owned by descendants of the founding families. We have known the owners and senior management of Bradner for many years and have the utmost respect for the quality of the Bradner organization and its people,” said Ken Wallach, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of CNG. “This transaction gives us a unique opportunity to strengthen our presence in the Midwest by combining the successful Bradner operations in Illinois and Wisconsin with our existing Lindenmeyr Munroe facilities in those states, and provides us with our first presence in the large Michigan market.”

Andrew M. Wallach, CNG’s President, commented, “The addition of Bradner to our Midwest network, which also includes Lindenmeyr Munroe’s Minneapolis branch, gives us the ability to provide an unparalleled level of product and service to customers and suppliers in the region. This transaction, CNG’s sixth acquisition of a U.S. paper merchant in the past four years, demonstrates once again CNG’s commitment to growing its paper distribution business, both organically and through strategic
acquisitions.”

“I can think of no other company in the business whose philosophy so closely matches our own,” said Rick Bull, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Bradner Central. “Lindenmeyr Munroe’s dedication to servicing its customers and fair dealing with its
suppliers is unmatched.”

About Central National-Gottesman
Founded in 1886 and headquartered in Purchase, NY, Central National-Gottesman Inc. is a leading global marketer of pulp and paper. The company has 26 warehouse locations and 52 paper stores in the U.S. and 22 international sales offices. CNG operates through several divisions, including its U.S. Distribution Division, the largest independent U.S. paper merchant, comprised of Lindenmeyr, Spicers Paper, Inc. and Kelly Paper Company; and its Central National Division, a global provider of pulp, paper, packaging and tissue. CNG’s sales exceed $4 billion annually.

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Central National-Gottesman To Acquire Domtar’s Ariva Operations In The United States

July 24th, 2013

PURCHASE, N.Y., July 22, 2013 /PRNewswire/ — Central National-Gottesman Inc. (CNG) today announced that it has entered into an agreement with Domtar Corporation pursuant to which Lindenmeyr Munroe, a division of CNG, 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. The closing is expected to take place by the end of July 2013. Immediately after the closing, CNG has agreed to sell the Midwest locations of Ariva, located in Cincinnati, Cleveland, Columbus, Dayton, Fort Wayne and Indianapolis, to The Millcraft Paper Company, a long-established and highly regarded paper merchant headquartered in Cleveland, Ohio. Read more »

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Lindenmeyr Munroe is recognized as a Roadie Award winner

November 15th, 2012

Baltimore, MD (November 13, 2012) –Grupo Modelo, Lindenmeyr Munroe and Pollock Paper were recognized by Roadnet Technologies as the winners of the 2012 Roadie Awards, a competition recognizing organizations with vehicle fleets for excellence and innovation in Running Green, Operating Efficiently and Innovation within the transportation management industry. The awards were among the highlights of the recently-concluded Roadnet Technologies Users Conference held in Miami.

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NewPage Changes the Premium Paper Value Equation

July 31st, 2012

NewPage Corporation today announced that it has created a shift in the premium paper value equation with the introduction of Sterling® Premium, Sterling® Premium DigitalTM and Sterling® Premium DigitalTM for HP Indigo.

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Go Paper. Grow Trees.

July 18th, 2012


Choosing paper gives landowners a reason to grow trees. The trees they plant become forests that help improve air quality, provide clean water and protect soil and wildlife. The demand for paper contributes to landowners planting about 4 milion trees in the U.S. every day.

When you go paper, you grow trees.

Visit the website: http://www.gopapergrowtrees.com

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Central National-Gottesman to acquire Spicers Paper, Inc. and Kelly Paper Company

June 25th, 2012

PURCHASE, New York—Central National-Gottesman Inc. (CNG) today announced that it has signed a definitive Purchase Agreement with a subsidiary of PaperlinX Limited to acquire its U.S. paper operations, which consist of Spicers Paper, Inc. and Kelly Paper Company.
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White Mountain Tissue Appoints CNG As Its Exclusive Sales And Marketing Representative

June 18th, 2012

GORHAM, N.H., June 14, 2012 /PRNewswire/ — White Mountain Tissue today announced that it has appointed Central National-Gottesman Inc. (CNG) as its exclusive sales and marketing representative.

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Study: Clear environmental claims critical to consumer acceptance

April 27th, 2012

In the most recent research conducted by Perception Research Services, shoppers demonstrated that they are interested in choosing environmentally friendly packaging. Significantly more shoppers stated they would like to choose environmentally friendly packaging compared to 2010 (36% vs. 28%), with fully half still willing to pay more (despite the economy). This is especially true of younger (under 40) shoppers. Over half (59%) of the sample stated that seeing environmental claims on packaging positively impacts their behavior to either buy more of the brands they usually do, or switch to others.

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Introducing two new FSC certified and Recycled Office Papers from Domtar

April 6th, 2012

Domtar is excited to announce the addition of two FSC certified office papers that include recycled content. Available with either 30% or 50% post-consumer content, these papers are ideal for offices looking for a paper which is both certified to the standards of the Forest Stewardship Council™ and includes recycled fiber. EarthChoice30 and EarthChoice50 also contain ColorLok® Technology, so not only can you feel good about where your paper came from, but your printing will stand out too with more vibrant colors and bolder blacks!

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Lindenmeyr Munroe acquires Bel-Nor Company, Inc.

February 17th, 2012

PURCHASE, New York — Central National-Gottesman Inc. announced that its Lindenmeyr Munroe division has acquired the Hudson, New Hampshire-based packaging and shipping supplies distributor Bel-Nor Company, Inc. This strategic acquisition strengthens our packaging footprint in the New England market. In addition, Lindenmeyr Munroe is delighted to be adding a group of experienced professionals from Bel-Nor Company, Inc. to its Sales and Customer Service team.

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