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Our History

Manufacturing 100% recycled and recyclable paperboard

since 1907

We began as one of the pioneers in recycling, and continue today to advance our production capabilities to better serve customers and preserve the environment. This dedication to progress has been consistent through five generations of family ownership and promises to ensure continued leadership in the future.

Take a look back at how one of the oldest mills in the Midwest has evolved to remain one of the most productive and efficient.

1855

1855

Beloit Paper Mill Company started from a saw mill plant

1892

Paper machine installed

1907

Paper mill purchased and renamed Beloit Box Board Company – President – Henry Weis

1907

President – Fred M. Coons

1920s

Paper and straw were replaced with recycled waste paper as raw material

1923

J.A. Fisher (1st generation of family ownership) **J.A. Fisher was Mill Superintendent and part owner from 1907 – 1922**

1925

1925

Coal-fired boilers were installed to supply steam for drying of paperboard

1946

President – Ernest R. Fisher (2nd generation of ownership)

1953

Paper machine lineshaft drive equipment installed

1960

Boilers were converted to burn natural gas instead of coal

1961

Complete stock preparation system installed

1963

President – Ralph M. Fisher

1965

President – John D. Fisher (3rd generation of ownership)

1970s

1970s

Paper machine dryers and drives replaced

1980s

Wet end of the paper machine was rebuilt and expanded from four to six cylinders, a closed hood was added to the dryer section for more efficient drying, the process water system was completely closed to conserve fresh water and energy, and guillotine paper cutters were added in the cutting department

1985

President Joseph Chamberlain (4th generation of ownership)

1990s

Stock preparation system was updated with hydrapulpers, pressure screens, and monitoring equipment

1992

Sheeter on the paper machine was rebuilt for more accurate slitting and cutting

1998

New office was built and computer system installed; waste paper facilities were updated

2000

Highly efficient burner and package boiler installed; additional guillotine paper cutter added in the cutting department

2005

2005

Press section, electric drives, and seventh cylinder installed on paper machine

2006

President – Andrew Chamberlain (5th generation of ownership)

2009

Calendar Stack, upgraded in-line sheeter, upgraded incoming electrical

2013

Transphase Technology Steam Box Equipment Installed

2015

Sheet Pasting (Pasted Chipboard) accomplished, converted and sold as a product grade offering.