History

From our humble beginnings as a one-man sales representative, McGrann Paper has evolved into a premier partner trusted throughout the paper industry.

A Tradition of Excellence

Founded in 197mcgrann-paper-family4 by Donald Francis “DF” McGrann, whose father, Karl Francis “KF” McGrann retired as the Vice President of Sales for Ontario Paper Company and reporting directly to the legendary Colonel McCormick of the Chicago Tribune Company, DF McGrann Corp. began as a one man operation with “DF” acting as mill representative for several paper companies including, St. Raymond Paper Company, Rising Paper Mill, Reigel Paper Company and the Brownville Paper Company.

In 1978 Karl F. McGrann joined his father in the business forming McGrann Paper Company. In 1985 Karl succeed his father as President and CEO of company. In the late 1980’s Karl acquired the company’s first warehou
se and shortly thereafter added several rewinders pointing the organization toward the successful J-I-T, stocking merchant they are today. Over the next twenty years Karl led the company through tremendous growth by continued investments in assets and human capital.

In 2015 Karl moved in the role of Chairman of the Board appointing his son Adam McGrann as the company’s President and CEO. Adam has worked in every facet of the company business starting in 1994 while still in high school. After obtaining his undergraduate degree in 2002, Adam worked in sales and procurement as well as acting as the company’s COO from 2008 through 2014.