Finch Paper and French Paper Company Announce Partnership

Finch Paper and French Paper Company Announce Partnership

Two Iconic Paper Manufacturers, Community Anchors Join Forces; Will Provide Array of Fine Uncoated Paper Products to Customers

Glens Falls, New York – Finch Paper and French Paper Company have announced that French has joined Finch Paper Holdings. Finch Paper is a premier, vertically integrated paper manufacturer specializing in high-bright, uncoated papers for North American printing and converting markets. French Paper, based in Michigan, manufactures premium custom paper for graphic arts, printing, packaging, writing, text, cover, specialty, and gift applications. Together, they will offer customers a superior array of fine uncoated paper products. “We are very pleased to share that French Paper Company has joined Finch Paper Holdings, creating a unique partnership that represents over 300 years of papermaking excellence. With this partnership, we are bringing together two outstanding teams,” said Deba Mukherjee, President and CEO of Finch Paper. “Finch and French have similar histories as iconic paper companies. We are each a pillar in the community we call home, a trusted employer and a manufacturing leader. We are delighted to welcome the French team to our Finch family,” added Mukherjee. While French Paper has joined Finch Paper Holdings, the companies will continue to operate individually. “We are excited about combining the many strengths and resources of Finch with our own and creating a business that will provide outstanding service to current and future customers,” said Jerry French, CEO of French Paper Company.

About Finch Paper

Having begun with humble roots as a family-owned sawmill, lumberyard and quarry business more than 150 years ago, Finch Paper today is a premier, vertically integrated paper manufacturer specializing in high-bright, uncoated papers for North American printing and converting markets. Using advanced manufacturing systems, Finch produces a broad portfolio of opaque, text and cover and digital papers for multi-press environments.

About French Paper

French Paper is a Michigan-based company that manufactures premium custom paper for graphic arts, printing, packaging, writing, text, cover, specialty, and gift applications. French’s offerings enhance many products, including corporate brochures, pocket folders, corporate annual reports, advertising inserts, direct mail, business cards, hang tags, posters, scrapbooks, invitations, personal stationery, labels, and high-end packaging for point-of-purchase advertising. They are renowned in the industry for a unique ability to produce custom colors.

Leonard Cronin Named Forester of the Year

Glens Falls, NY – February 24, 2018 – Leonard Cronin, Regional Manager of Finch Forest Management, was presented the 2017 Forester of the Year award by the New York Society of American Foresters (NYSAF). This honor recognizes Len’s outstanding contributions to the profession of forestry, the stewardship of forest resources in New York, and the objectives of the Society of American Foresters.

Bruce Breitmeyer, NYSAF awards committee chair, notes “Len has had an outstanding career with over 30 years of ‘feet in the forest’ in the Adirondacks and Upstate New York.  His leadership at Finch in his forestry profession has been outstanding and his efforts directly contributed to the excellent condition of some of the most prestigious lands in the Adirondacks.”

Len Cronin has been managing forests for Finch since 1986. His work exemplifies the company’s dedication to cultivate the vast Adirondack lands to satisfy the demand for wood while at the same time conserving natural resources and the wildlife that make their homes there. Finch Paper Vice President, Forestry Michael McLarty explains, “As other paper companies have walked away from forest management, we have undeniable passion to stay directly involved with the long-term health of the forest.”  In 2009, Finch launched a consulting forestry services division, Finch Forest Management, whereby the tenured foresters work on behalf of private and public landowners. Mr. McLarty continues, “Len has led our forestry team and is highly regarded by landowners, environmental organizations and government agencies across the region.” 

Len’s dedication to the profession goes beyond his responsibilities at Finch. Mr. Breitmeyer said “Len always takes time to mentor foresters just starting their career and is active in his promotion of the profession throughout the community. He is actively involved in SAF, Ranger School, BOCES and has made numerous presentations to students of all ages. He is always looking for ways to promote good forestry.”

Finch hired one of the nation’s first professional foresters, Howard Churchill, in 1910 and has been caring for over 100,000 acres of land for generations. “There’s no doubt that Mr. Churchill would share in our pride for Len’s work, integrity and leadership,” said Debabrata Mukherjee, president of Finch Paper LLC. “He is most deserving of this honor given by his fellow professionals at the NYSAF.”

About Finch Paper
Finch Paper LLC is a leading, privately-owned and vertically integrated paper manufacturer specializing in high-bright, uncoated papers for North American printing, packaging and converting markets.

Finch Paper was the first integrated paper manufacturer in the United States to receive both the Forest Management and Chain-of-Custody certifications from the Forest Stewardship Council? and Sustainable Forestry Initiative?. Finch papers are made using two-thirds renewable energy produced by on-site hydroelectric and cogeneration facilities and has been a responsible, sustainable New York State manufacturer for more than a century. To learn more, visit www.gamerwap.cn.

About Finch Forest Management
Finch Forest Management provides forest management services to private and public landowners interested in long-term forest health, increased revenue, reduced ownership costs, and/or superior recreation and wildlife management. Our specialties include sustainable forestry and third-party certification, timber valuation and inventory, responsible harvesting, and recreational leases. To learn more, visit www.gamerwap.cn/forest-management-services/.

Finch Paper Announces High-Speed Inkjet Brand-Expansion Plan

Finch Inkjet Pi renamed Finch Opaque Jet; Finch Smartbook Jet adds 92-bright text.

Glens Falls, NY – February 27, 2017 – Finch Paper sets itself apart by providing printers with domestic solutions to capitalize on their high-speed inkjet investments. Making it easier than ever to select the right paper, Finch Paper has updated and expanded its paper brands. The most notable being the announcement of Finch Opaque Jet.

“Folding the Finch Inkjet Pi product into Finch’s legendary brand, Finch Opaque, is a win-win for our loyal direct mail customers,” said Greg Maio, vice president of sales of Finch Paper. “Corporate buyers who have previously specified Finch Opaque can fast track the approval process for Finch Opaque Jet on inkjet platforms.” Greg continues, “It’s a brand that is immediately recognized and trusted.”

The design and specifications of Finch Opaque Jet have not changed. The 96-bright sheet is treated for pigmented inkjet systems and is available in basis weights from 45 lb. text to 130 lb. text/ 9 pt. reply. The shade matches Finch Opaque’s expansive line for sheetfed and web offset printing as well as Finch Opaque Digital for toner-based printing.

Expanding its line of on-demand book papers, Finch has added three text weights to the Finch Smartbook family. Finch Smartbook Jet Text is a treated, 92-bright substrate used for pigmented inkjet applications requiring higher black ink densities than standard offset papers. Finch Smartbook Jet Text delivers ultra-crisp reproduction and optimizes the cost of consumables.

“Our customers value Finch’s optimized approach for each segment,” said Greg Maio. “Finch Opaque Jet is positioned to support our commercial print and direct mail customers as they realize inkjet’s speed, flexibility, and superior results.”

About Finch Paper
Finch Paper LLC is a leading, privately-owned and vertically integrated paper manufacturer specializing in high-bright, uncoated papers for North American printing and converting markets. Using advanced manufacturing systems, Finch produces a broad portfolio of opaque, text and cover and digital papers for multi-press environments, including recognized brands such as Finch Fine?, Finch Opaque, Finch ThruPut Wove and Finch Mailstream.

Finch Paper was the first integrated paper manufacturer in the United States to receive both the Forest Management and Chain-of-Custody certifications from the Forest Stewardship Council? and Sustainable Forestry Initiative?. Finch is one of only a few paper companies that continue to manage forests. Finch papers are made using two-thirds renewable energy produced by on-site hydroelectric and cogeneration facilities and has been a responsible, sustainable New York State manufacturer for more than a century. To learn more, visit www.gamerwap.cn.

Finch Paper, visit www.gamerwap.cn, call (800) 833-9983 or contact your local Finch Paper merchant.

Finch Paper Names Alexander Rotolo President of Finch Waste Co

Finch Expands Leadership Team to
Grow Its New, Strategic Platform Business

GLENS FALLS, N.Y. – August 4, 2016 - Finch Paper Holdings LLC, a leading vertically integrated high-bright uncoated freesheet paper manufacturer, today announced the appointment of Alexander Rotolo as Business Unit President of Finch Waste Co and Vice President of Corporate Development for Finch Paper.  Mr. Rotolo will be responsible for leading the strategy and execution of Finch Waste Co’s growth initiatives and will report to Finch Paper Holdings Chief Executive Officer, Debabrata Mukherjee.

“Alex’s track record of developing, leading and executing key strategic initiatives for Finch Paper was integral to maintaining Finch Paper’s status as one of the most sustainable manufacturers of high-quality uncoated freesheet paper in North America.  As a testament to Finch’s ability to creatively drive value, our newly launched solid waste business is undergoing tremendous growth and is poised for significant development under Alex’s leadership,” said Dr. Mukherjee.

Finch Waste Co operates a solid waste disposal facility in the Town of Northumberland, New York, acquired in partnership with Saratoga County in 2014.  This acquisition expanded Finch’s capabilities as Finch has responsibly owned and operated paper residual disposal facilities in New York for decades.  In addition to handling paper residuals, Finch Waste Co accepts residential and commercial waste from communities across New York and New England.

Mr. Rotolo brings ten years of experience in finance and operations to his new role.  Most recently, he served as Finch Paper’s Director of Corporate Development.   In this position, he was responsible for strategic projects and acquisitions including overseeing the modernization of Finch’s Woodyard operations which significantly improved the integrated paper mill’s cost structure. The Woodyard investment had a wide-reaching positive impact on the Northeast forest economy.

Prior to joining Finch, Mr. Rotolo worked with the company’s majority owner, Atlas Holdings, as a member of its Field Analyst Program.  This program embeds talented emerging leaders at portfolio businesses, allowing them to support the senior leadership team in developing and executing upon value creation initiatives. 

Mr. Rotolo received his Bachelors Degree in Biological Sciences and Economics from Connecticut College.

About Finch Waste Co

Finch Waste Co LLC, a business unit of Finch Paper Holdings LLC, is a waste management facility that accepts municipal solid waste (MSW) and construction & demolition (C&D) materials. Built by Saratoga County and purchased by Finch in 2014, this centrally located facility is ideal for businesses and communities in New York and New England.

About Finch Paper

Finch Paper is one of the largest privately-owned pulp and paper companies in the United States. Finch Paper specializes in uncoated papers and offers customer-tailored substrates for digital and conventional print applications. Finch’s promise is simple: affordable products, made with environmental integrity and delivered with the type of personal service customers remember and respect.

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Finch Paper Debuts revolutionary Market-Optimized Solutions at 2016 Inkjet Summit

Glens Falls, NY – April 12, 2016 – As the inaugural keynote sponsor, Finch Paper has believed in the Inkjet Summit from its inception and will debut its latest inkjet substrate, Mailstream One,  during this year’s conference. Finch’s unique Inkjet Portfolio is optimized for each of the major print segments: direct mail, books, and transactional printing. Finch’s market-segment approach aligns with inkjet business’ needs--and contrasts with the “one size fits all” phenomenon in legacy paper markets. “Finch Paper has garnered valuable insight from Inkjet Summit executives,” said Greg Maio, vice president of sales and marketing. “Finch’s product design and marketing expertise makes it easier for inkjet printers to optimize their own systems.”

Finch sets itself apart by providing domestic product and service solutions to help printers capitalize on their inkjet investments. Finch’s comprehensive inkjet portfolio (link to website) features innovative opacity along with proprietary surface treatments for dye-based and pigment inkjet web systems.  Beyond maximizing ink density and dry time, Finch Paper has designed inkjet products with features best suited for the specific market application: 

·         Commercial Printing: Finch Inkjet Pi

·         Direct Mail: Finch Mailstream

·         Transactional: Finch Mailstream

·         Books:  Finch Smartbook Jet

The Finch Mailstream family includes Finch Mailstream DS, Mailstream XP96 and Mailstream XP92 in an expansive range of 40 lb. text to 9 pt. reply. “Finch Mailstream One a premium, treated sheet boasting higher ink densities for dye-based transactional applications” noted Greg Maio. “While market disruptions are expected to continue, Finch is expanding our position as a sustainable, supply chain partner.”

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About Finch Paper
Finch Paper LLC is a leading, privately-owned and vertically integrated paper manufacturer specializing in high-bright, uncoated papers for North American printing and converting markets. Using advanced manufacturing systems, Finch produces a broad portfolio of opaque, text and cover and digital papers for multi-press environments, including recognized brands such as Finch Fine?, Finch Opaque, Finch ThruPut Wove and Finch Inkjet Pi.

Finch Paper was the first integrated paper manufacturer in the United States to receive both the Forest Management and Chain-of-Custody certifications from the Forest Stewardship Council? and Sustainable Forestry Initiative?. Finch is one of only a few paper companies that continues to manage forests. Finch papers are made using two-thirds renewable energy produced by on-site hydroelectric and cogeneration facilities and has been a responsible, sustainable New York State manufacturer for more than a century. To learn more, visit www.gamerwap.cn.