Miamisburg, Ohio, and Santa Fe Springs, California, USA, 23 April 2010 – NewPage Corporation and Spicers Paper announced today a definitive agreement for NewPage to supply Spicers Paper with a private label brand of coated papers, effective immediately.
"We are very pleased to be teaming up with Spicers Paper to supply a domestically-produced and environmentally sound product to the print community,” said Barry Nelson, senior vice president, sales for NewPage. “Print will continue to play a vital role in our economy, and our relationship with Spicers Paper will help us achieve our growth objectives in the sheet segment while providing Spicers a continuing source of supply for this brand. We are excited about this opportunity to serve the North American paper market from North American paper mills."
The new agreement between NewPage Corporation and Spicers Paper is effective immediately and steps are underway to transition the product into Spicers Paper locations across the United States .
Headquartered in Miamisburg, Ohio, NewPage Corporation (www.NewPageCorp.com ) is the largest coated paper manufacturer in North America, based on production capacity, with USD 3.1 billion in net sales for the year ended 31 December 2009. The company's product portfolio is the broadest in North America and includes coated freesheet, coated groundwood, supercalendered, newsprint, and specialty papers. These papers are used for corporate collateral, commercial printing, magazines, catalogs, books, coupons, inserts, newspapers, packaging applications, and direct mail advertising.
NewPage owns paper mills in Kentucky, Maine, Maryland, Michigan, Minnesota, and Wisconsin in the United States, and in Nova Scotia, Canada. These mills have a total annual production capacity of approximately 4.4 million tons of paper, including approximately 3.2 million tons of coated paper, approximately 1.0 million tons of uncoated paper, and approximately 200,000 tons of specialty paper.
Headquartered in Santa Fe Springs, California, Spicers Paper, Inc. (www.spicers.com) is a diversified, full service distribution company with operations extending from the West Coast to the upper Midwestern regions of the United States. Spicers Paper is the only distribution company in the United States with an extensive investment in custom sheeting Centers of Excellence that now total 12 sheeters across seven U.S. locations. Sheeting capabilities cover the broad spectrum from coated text and cover papers to heavy weight boards to the full array of digital sizes. Its printing paper portfolio and custom sheeting capabilities are complemented by an extensive supply of graphic supplies and equipment and a full offering of industrial packaging supplies. Spicers Paper is a part of PaperlinX and PaperlinX North America. PaperlinX is the leading fine paper merchant in the world with businesses in Australia , New Zealand , Asia, North America, and Europe. PaperlinX North America is made up of Spicers Paper and Kelly Paper in the United States and Spicers Canada and Coast Paper covering all markets across Canada.