Monadnock Paper Mills: 200 years of American Papermaking
Founded in 1819, Monadnock Paper Mills, Inc. is proudly celebrating 200 years of American papermaking in 2019.
Located in Bennington, New Hampshire on the banks of the Contoocook River, Monadnock is the oldest continuously operating paper mill in the country and has survived and thrived through radical changes in the paper business.
Today, Monadnock is humming with life and its eco-friendly products are found everywhere from blue jean tags to craft beer labels and retail gift cards.
Richard Verney, Chairman and CEO of Monadnock Paper Mills, states: “Disruptive innovation has allowed Monadnock to thrive in a tough paper market. We created an entire line of plastic replacement products. We created Kona Paper, which is made with shredded coffee bean bags reclaimed from roasters across the country. We believe in reusing the world’s resources and are focused on relentless improvement moving forward. We are proud to celebrate 200 years of continuous papermaking and look forward to a long and prosperous future.”
Lisa Berghaus, Director of Marketing and Corporate Communications, states: “Many generations have been employed by Monadnock over these 200 years. It’s a true American success story of hard work and ingenuity. We believe it is our commitment to sustainability-oriented innovation, coupled with our support for the local community, that has earned us the pleasure of celebrating 200 years of continuous American papermaking.”