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Midland Specialty Paper & Film Continues Strong Growth Trend in 2015

Monday, January 11, 2016

Press release from the issuing company

Midland Specialty Paper & Film Achieves Third Consecutive Year of 50%+ Growth

WHEELING, IL – 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 & Film Division has recently completed its 3rd consecutive year of double-digit growth in 2015.  Over the 3 year period ended December 31, 2015, Midland’s Specialty Paper & Film Division has achieved a compound annual growth rate in excess of 70%.   

Midland’s Specialty Paper & Film Division offers Commercial and Digital Printers across the U.S. 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 & Film Division”, said Mike Ratcliff, Midland’s Vice President and General Manager of the Specialty Paper & 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 & Film Division.  In September 2015, Midland acquired Shaughnessy Paper based out of St Louis, MO.   “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 & Film group,” said Mike Graves, Midland’s President and COO.

Midland won’t be resting on its laurels as it kicks off 2016.  Over the next 90 Days, Midland’s Specialty Paper & Film Division will be participating in the following key industry events:

  • Canon Solutions Partner Summit Las Vegas, NV February 2-4
  • Paper 2016 New York City, NY March 6 - 8
  • JetComm Inkjet Conference San Antonio, TX April 13 - 14
  • DSCOOP 11 San Antonio, TX April 14 - 16
  • High Speed Inkjet Summit Ponte Vedra, Fl April 18 -20

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 unmatched industry expertise, uniquely positions the company to be the future of digital media supply.


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