After more than 100 years in business, Midland has grown from a single Midwest location to a national company with offices from coast to coast.

This type of growth requires relentless effort and a continual focus on doing things right.

We bring the best products, the best people and the best service to all of our customers in all of our business segments. Play the video to see how we do it.




Publication Papers

Midland National specializes in papers used for the publishing and direct mail markets. Our knowledge and experience in paper estimating, forecasting, procurement and logistics are unparalleled.


From warehousing and just-in-time inventory to simple automation and highly engineered solutions, Midland Packaging can design it, deliver it and support it all.

Commercial Printing

As the Midwest’s largest independent paper distributor, Midland Paper maintains its commitment to providing deep inventory, value-added relationships and solutions.

Specialty Paper & Film

Midland Specialty Paper and Film Division offers a comprehensive and innovative product lineup of the highest quality, affordably priced specialty substrates.


Midland Paper’s Customer Portal enables you to obtain pricing & current inventory, complete transactions and check your order status with just one click.

Sustainability is in our roots.

Development can and should be sustainable. At Midland, our commitment to sustainability and responsible resource management is at the core of everything we do. Meeting the needs of a growing world must be based on facts, data and education.

Recent Paperclips Industry News

19Mar 19

Midland Paper Company announces Kevin Wade’s retirement

Midland Paper, Packaging & Supplies announced that Kevin Wade is retiring, effective April 1. Kevin has been a senior executive at Midland since 2015, when Midland acquired Shaughnessy Paper based in St. Louis, MO. Kevin has had a long and distinguished career in the paper industry. After proudly serving his country in the United States Marine Corp, Kevin began his career with Reliable Paper in Chicago in 1968. He subsequently worked for Curtis Paper (1971-1974), and then Lewis Paper (1975-1984), before starting his own company, Wade Paper, in 1984. Kevin ran Wade Paper successfully for 25 years, before selling the business to Shaughnessy. “It has been an honor and privilege to work with Kevin,” stated Jim O’Toole, EVP of Publishing & Consulting, at Midland. “Kevin is a true pioneer in the paper industry, having started and successfully run his own paper brokerage company for 25 years. He is widely recognized in the paper industry as a successful entrepreneur, and highly regarded for being a true professional. Beyond that, he is a terrific person. All of us at Midland wish to thank Kevin for his many contributions, and we wish him, and Connie, a very happy retirement.”
19Mar 19

Midland Paper Company announces organizational change

Midland Paper, Packaging & Supplies announced that Dave Moore has accepted a promotion into an expanded role within the company. Dave currently works within Midland’s National division as President, National Printers. Dave will retain his title and current responsibilities, but in addition he will now take on a corporate role in which he will assist other Midland divisions with growing Midland’s share at key printing accounts. Growth in the printer segment is a high priority for Midland, as Midland is fully committed to the goal of becoming the premier paper supplier to the printing industry. “Dave’s knowledge and experience in the printing arena are unparalleled. He has had tremendous personal success working with some of the printing industry’s top printers. In his expanded role I am confident he will be a great resource to others within Midland as we endeavor to grow Midland’s share at key printing customers”, stated Mike Graves, Midland’s President and Chief Executive Officer. “Jim (O’Toole) and I are looking forward to working closely with Dave to leverage his skills and experience in order to help Midland continue to grow”.
19Mar 19

Paper Excellence Canada welcomes Catalyst Paper

Paper Excellence Canada (PEC) has finalized the acquisition of Catalyst Paper Corporation. This includes its three facilities located in Crofton, Port Alberni and Powell River, its Surrey distribution centre and headquarters in Richmond, B.C. “This acquisition is a continued step towards Paper Excellence Canada’s long-term growth plan within Canada’s pulp and paper industry and clearly demonstrates its commitment to the province of British Columbia,” said Brian Baarda, Paper Excellence Canada Chief Executive Officer. “Together these combined operations will improve efficiency and sustainability in the forest industry in British Columbia and Canada.” With this acquisition now complete, Paper Excellence Canada’s product range expands to include printing papers, specialty and packaging papers and increased pulp production to service our customers worldwide. Click Read More below for additional detail.

Calculator Tools

At Midland we want to assist you in determining the best product for your print project. We have provided you with an array of paper conversion and usage tools.

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