Manta™ easy-seal duo-flap envelopes available!

Manta™ Easy-Seal Envelopes with Duo-flap Closure

We’re pleased to now offer Manta brand easy-seal envelopes with two-flap closure! Available exclusively from Mac Papers, Manta envelopes are made at our envelope converting operation, ensuring a high-quality product.

When the Manta envelope has been filled and is ready to seal, the user simply turns the bottom flap up and folds the top flap down over the latex-gummed surface, creating an easy and efficient seal.

Now more than ever, efficiency and reduced contact during the fulfillment process is preferred. Manta easy-seal envelopes provide a secure seal without the need to apply moisture to activate the seal, helping eliminate waste – in terms of product and process, and avoiding potential health and hygiene concerns.

Manta #10 envelopes are available with and without windows. They are stocked and available at our distribution facilities located throughout the Southeast. They can also be printed and converted at the MPEC operation.

To view our offering of Manta envelopes, please visit our on-line catalog. Registered users can see pricing and local inventory on our EZ Mac Connect customer portal: macpapers.com/ezmacconnect.




Working from home with little ones nearby?

Working from home with little ones nearby?

Adjusting to working from home and trying to get it all done with little ones nearby? Some of our Mac Papers working parents are too, and they have compiled a list of their favorite paper love activities to help keep the kids engaged.

Thanks to our friends at International Paper, Mohawk, and Domtar for the inspiration – and special thanks to our furry friends Apollo the Spacedog and the Easter bunny!

  1. Read about the adventures of “Apollo the Spacedog” and color outside the lines with Apollo coloring sheets: https://www.accentopaque.com/accentonreading
  2. Make homemade cards to let loved ones you can’t spend time with right now how much you care. https://www.mybluprint.com/article/easy-card-making-ideas-that-take-30-minutes-or-less
  3. Download and print these fun activity sheets: https://paper.domtar.com/blog/campaign/activity-templates-for-kids/
  4. Reel in more reading and coloring fun with a delightful children’s book by Craig Frazier: https://www.craigfrazier.com/coloringbook. You can also submit your child’s handiwork and be a part of Craig’s collective project on Instagram.
  5. Make Easter decorations with a few simple household supplies – paper, safety scissors, glue, string and a bit of imagination: https://www.redtedart.com/paper-easter-crafts/



CARES Act & the Paycheck Protection Program

CARES Act & the Paycheck Protection Program

An important element of the CARES Act signed into law on March 27 is the availability of loans that can provide needed immediate relief for small businesses, independent contractors, self-employed individuals and private non-profits.

While we’re not CARES experts by any means or in a position to give guidance or advice, we have rounded up some information and resources from news articles and the Small Business Administration regarding the Paycheck Protection Program. We hope it might be helpful to some of our customers and members of our communities as we all continue to navigate the economic challenges presented by COVID-19.

Paycheck Protection Program Loan

The Paycheck Protection Program is intended to help small businesses keep their workforce employed.

Key point: portions of the loan will be forgiven if all employees are kept on the payroll for minimum of 8 weeks and funds are used only for certain items as noted below.

Any of the following are eligible for consideration provided they were in operation prior to February 15, 2020:

  • Businesses with fewer than 500 employees
  • Self-employed individuals or contractors
  • Private non-profit organizations

Loan Amount & Terms

  • A loan equal to 2.5 times 8 weeks of average monthly payroll costs (maximum loan amount is $10 million).
  • The loan interest rate is fixed at 4% and there are no loan fees.
  • Loan payments will be deferred for 6 months.
  • The SBA will forgive the portion of the loan proceeds used to cover the first 8 weeks of payroll and certain other expenses if you maintain your workforce.

What the Loan Covers*

  • Payroll costs and employee benefits including payroll tax, sick leave, health insurance premiums and retirement benefits
  • Rent under lease agreements in effect before February 15, 2020
  • Utilities for which service began before February 15, 2020
  • Mortgage interest incurred prior to February 15, 2020

* Important: what the proceeds must be used for in order to qualify for loan forgiveness

Cybersecurity Alert!

  • If you apply for a loan, you may become a target for scammers. Be hyper-vigilant throughout the process.

Resources

Loan application form is available here:
https://home.treasury.gov/system/files/136/Paycheck-Protection-Program-Application-3-30-2020-v3.pdf

Once you have filled out the form, check with your bank to see if they are an SBA-approved lender. If not, contact the SBA at this link to find one:
https://covid19relief.sba.gov

SBA Fact Sheet and additional info here:
https://www.sba.gov/page/coronavirus-covid-19-small-business-guidance-loan-resources

Good article with FAQ’s published on March 31, 2020 in The Washington Post made available to non-subscribers here:
https://www.washingtonpost.com/business/2020/03/30/heres-how-get-small-business-loan-under-349-billion-coronavirus-aid-bill/




COVID-19 Business Continuity for our Envelope Operation

COVID-19 Procedures & Contingencies for Mac Papers Envelope Converters

Aligned with our core value of Trusted Reliability, we want to assure you that Mac Papers has business continuity plans in place for our envelope converting operation in response to the escalating Coronavirus pandemic.

Our Envelope Operations

  • We continue to be fully operational.  As a number of states have issued Stay at Home or Shelter in Place orders, one of the exceptions consistently being made is people going to work to provide essential services or those in a critical infrastructure industry. We can confirm that based on U.S. Department of Homeland Security CISA guidelines, the Mac Papers envelope converting operation is deemed Essential Business and remains open to serve your needs. In other words, Mac Papers is deemed critical to the infrastructure, in a number of ways including as a producer and distributor of supplies needed to support manufacturing, financial institutions, utilities, and packaging staging and distribution operations. The same applies to all of Mac Papers’ branches located throughout the Southeast.
  • Mac Papers Envelope Converters (MPEC) is a long-term active member of the Envelope Manufacturing Association (EMA) and continues to stay in close contact with the EMA regarding the evolving COVID-19 situation. The EMA indicates that envelope converters have been classified in Pennsylvania and California as exempt from mandatory closures as part of the critical infrastructure of the Nation. While the EMA is confident that the same classification decision would be made in other states, they are also seeking the classification on a federal level.

Our Supply Partners

  • Our purchasing teams and business leads remain in close contact with our primary mill partners and key suppliers, offshore and U.S.-based, for the latest information on possible supply chain disruptions due to COVID-19.
  • The vast majority of our paper products are sourced domestically and inventory is not currently a challenge. We are monitoring inventory levels, assessing contingency sources and making planning and sourcing decisions as needed to minimize any potential impacts to our customers.
  • Per the CISA guidelines referenced above, paper mills are also considered as essential and therefore will continue to operate.

For questions about a specific supplier, please reach out to your local MPEC account manager. They have access to the most current statements we are receiving from our mill partners.

Logistics & Delivery Expertise

  • With a proven 99% on-time delivery rate, MPEC is committed to finding the most expedient way to deliver your order. That commitment does not waver, even in the most challenging of times.
  • Whether it’s our own fleet of trucks driven by dedicated employees, one of the multiple carrier lines we have partnered with for years for the bulk of our full truckload and some of our less than truckload (LTL) deliveries, or the extensive Mac Papers distribution network, we’ll identify the fastest, most cost-effective option to make your delivery.
  • We have been in constant contact with our carrier partners and they have all indicated that they are in full operations mode.

Employee Safety and Well-being

  • We have put a number of temporary policies and procedures in place to help ensure the safety and well-being of our employees and their families.
  • We have halted all travel by air and rail and are also curtailing all “nonessential” employee travel of any kind. In addition, we have canceled and are no longer scheduling any events or gatherings and we have asked our salesforce to conduct business meetings by telephone or web conference for the time being.
  • We are sharing the latest reliable information available from the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC) as well as the World Health Organization (WHO) regarding preventative measures and recommended hygiene practices at all of our locations.
  • We have provided additional hand washing and cleaning supplies as available at our facility and have increased the frequency and intensity of professional cleaning services.
  • We have implemented a strict sick policy with clear parameters for when employees should stay at home and we have made additional paid time off (PTO) days available to employees, should any of our team members be diagnosed with COVID-19.

Visitors to our Facility

  • Although we thoroughly enjoy seeing our valued customers and suppliers in person as often as possible and love providing tours of our state-of-the-art operation, we implemented a temporary curtailment on visitors to our facility.
  • All unplanned visitors except shipment deliveries will be turned away. Any visitor requests must be received 48 business hours in advance.

Our Business Partners’ Policies

  • We will follow and respect any procedures and requirements our customers and suppliers institute – regarding meetings, deliveries, etc. Please be sure to communicate any such policies or needs through your standard and local contacts at MPEC. You may also send any questions or concerns to communications@macpapers.com.

Keeping You Updated

  • We will continue to post updates on this section of our site and also to our news subscribers.

As always, we greatly appreciate and value the opportunity to serve and partner with our customers and suppliers.

Thank you for your business. Please stay well.




Coronavirus Procedures & Contingencies

Coronavirus Procedures & Contingencies: Message to our Business Partners

Aligned with our core value of Trusted Reliability, we want to assure you that Mac Papers has contingency plans in place for a wide variety of potential business disruptions including the escalating Coronavirus pandemic that is a concern we share with our employees, business partners and members of our communities.

Supply Chain Continuity

  • With an extensive network of company-owned warehouses and a private fleet of trucks located across the Southeast, Mac Papers has the redundancy of assets needed to serve our customers’ needs effectively from multiple locations.
  • Should it become necessary to curtail shipments from or temporarily close any of our locations for reasons due to the coronavirus, weather emergencies such as hurricanes, or any other reasons, Mac Papers has plans in place to continue supplying its customers.
  • Our purchasing teams and business leads remain in close contact with our primary mill partners and key suppliers, offshore and U.S.-based, across all lines of business for the latest information on possible supply chain disruptions due to the coronavirus.
  • The vast majority of our paper and packaging products are sourced domestically and inventory is not currently a challenge, with the exception of some facility supplies due to the heightened demand for the products. We are monitoring inventory levels, assessing contingency sources and making planning and sourcing decisions as needed to minimize any potential impacts to our customers.

For questions about a specific supplier, please reach out to your local Mac Papers account manager or branch General or Sales Manager. They have access to the most current statements we are receiving from our mill and supply partners.

Employee Well-being

  • Thankfully, none of our employees have been reported as being diagnosed with COIVD-19. We have put a number of temporary policies and procedures in place to help ensure the safety and well-being of our employees and their families.
  • We have halted all travel by air and rail and are also curtailing all “nonessential” employee travel of any kind. In addition, we have canceled and are no longer scheduling any events or gatherings and we have asked our salesforce and branch personnel to conduct business meetings by telephone or web conference for the time being.
  • We are sharing the latest reliable information available from the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC) as well as the World Health Organization (WHO) regarding preventative measures and recommended hygiene practices at all of our locations.
  • We are providing additional handwashing and cleaning supplies as available at our locations and planning to increase the frequency and/or intensity of professional cleaning services.

Visitors to our Facilities

  • Although we thoroughly enjoy seeing our valued customers and suppliers in person as often as possible, we are also instituting a temporary curtailment on visitors to our facilities.
  • All unplanned visitors except shipment deliveries and Will Call pick-ups will be turned away. Any visitor requests must be received 48 business hours in advance.

Our Business Partners’ Policies

  • Likewise, we will follow and respect any procedures and requirements our customers and suppliers institute – regarding meetings, deliveries, etc. Please be sure to communicate any such policies or needs through your standard and local contacts at Mac Papers. You may also send any questions or concerns to communications@macpapers.com.

Keeping You Updated

  • We will continue to post updates on this section of our site and also to our news subscribers.

As always, we greatly appreciate and value the opportunity to serve and partner with our customers and suppliers.

Thank you for your business. Please stay well.




An Exciting New Chapter for Mac Papers

Mac Papers Announces the Sale of its Businesses to Monomoy Capital Partners

Sale Includes Mac Papers, Mac Papers Envelope Converters and All Square Digital Solutions 

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (March 12, 2020) – Mac Papers, one of the largest merchant distributors in the southeastern United States, announced today the sale of its businesses to Monomoy Capital Partners, a private investment with $1.6 billion in committed capital that invests in the debt and equity of middle market businesses. The sale includes Mac Papers, Inc., Mac Paper Converters, Inc. and All Square Digital Solutions, Inc. (collectively “Mac Papers”). Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.

“We have felt privileged to lead the business our fathers Frank and Tom started 55 years ago, and we are confident that it will continue to grow and enjoy a very bright future under Monomoy’s ownership,” said Mac Papers President Sutton McGehee. “Monomoy’s focus on excellent customer service and trusted relationships with customers and supply partners aligns perfectly with the deep-seated culture at Mac Papers. We know Monomoy is fortunate to have the best people in the business as their employees at Mac Papers and we look forward to what the future holds for them as they partner with Monomoy to build upon Mac Papers’ legacy and realize the significant growth opportunities for this business.”

Rick Mitchell, the company’s current Chief Operating Officer, assumes the role of President and Chief Operating Officer of Mac Papers. The rest of Mac Papers’ current management team, including Chief Financial Officer Greg Gay, Executive Vice President of Paper Craig Boortz, Vice President of Packaging Chris McCabe, Vice President and Regional Manager Carter Whiddon, Vice President of Purchasing Steve Collins, and Vice President of Mac National Jeff Harris will continue in their roles under Monomoy ownership. Scott Sipkovsky will continue to lead the MPEC operation and Ash Weekley will continue as the business development lead for the company’s wide format business.

“The entire Mac Papers team looks forward to working with Monomoy,” stated Mitchell. “Their extensive resources and capabilities will allow us to advance the company’s many strategic and operational initiatives. We are excited to begin the next phase in our evolution as a company and to continue growing with our market-leading customer base and best-in-class suppliers.”

Founded in 2005, Monomoy Capital Partners has invested in over 50 middle market businesses in the manufacturing, industrial, distribution and consumer products sectors.

“We would like to congratulate and thank the McGehee family for building a premier, market-leading business in paper and packaging distribution,” said Monomoy Co-founder and Partner Stephen Presser. “Mac Papers is a proven, highly-regarded supplier to its diverse customer base, a true partner with its suppliers and is well-positioned for continued success in the future. Monomoy is excited to work with the Mac Papers management team and to collaborate with the company to drive long-term value for all of its customers, suppliers and employees.” 

About Mac Papers

One of the largest wholesale distributors in the southeastern United States, Mac Papers is a trusted distribution partner for paper and print, packaging materials and equipment, wide format products and equipment, facility supplies and office products. The company is headquartered in Jacksonville, Florida, and operates branch locations and retail stores throughout the Southeastern United States. Mac Papers Envelope Converters converts and prints an extensive range of standard and custom envelopes – up to 18 million per day – utilizing the latest in equipment and technology. Prior to its acquisition by Monomoy, Mac Papers was a third generation, family-owned and operated business founded in 1965. To learn more about Mac Papers, please visit macpapers.com.

About Monomoy Capital Partners

Monomoy Capital Partners is a private equity firm with $1.6 billion in committed capital that invests in middle-market businesses in the manufacturing, industrial, distribution and consumer products sectors. The firm invests in the both the equity and debt of middle-market businesses that can benefit from operational and financial improvement.  Monomoy designs and executes a customized value creation plan for each acquisition that seeks to generate significant cash flow and improve earnings within 12 to 18 months of an investment. Over the past 15 years, Monomoy has closed over 50 middle-market acquisitions. To learn more about Monomoy and its portfolio companies, please visit www.mcpfunds.com.

Media Contacts

Mac Papers
Caryn King
Caryn.King@macpapers.com
904.263.5628

Monomoy
Erica Bartsch
Sloane & Company
ebartsch@sloanepr.com
212.486.9500




Postponed: Orlando Wide Format Center Open House

The April 2 Wide Format Event is Cancelled for Now.

As we take precautionary measures to ensure the safety of our employees, customers and guests, we are postponing the April 2 Wide Format Center event in Orlando. Please be well and stay tuned for updates.

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Come and go at your convenience on Thursday, April 2 from 9:30 am to 5:00 pm for hands-on media and equipment demonstrations. The industry-leading lineup includes Roland, Epson, Fluid Color and CWT Worktools. And did we mention there will be awesome door prizes?

Send an email to wideformat@macpapers.com to let us know you’re dropping by. Your Mac Papers account manager has all the details too.

Mac Papers Orlando 7601 Kingspointe Parkway

Planning to attend our open house? Please fill out the below RSVP form by March 31st.




Mac Papers Expands Castle® Packaging Tape Product Line

Mac Papers Expands Castle® Packaging Tape Product Line

Reinforced water-activated tape added to offering of acrylic and hot melt carton sealing tapes

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (January 28, 2020) – Mac Papers, one of the largest merchant distributors in the southeastern United States, has added reinforced water-activated tape to its exclusive Castle portfolio of packaging products. The company launched the Castle packaging brand in 2018 with the introduction of acrylic and hot melt carton sealing tapes, and subsequently announced the addition of hand and machine stretch film.

“We’re extremely pleased to once again expand our exclusive Castle brand product portfolio and offer a full lineup of carton sealing tapes,” said Chris McCabe, vice president of packaging at Mac Papers. “Offering our own packaging materials product line reflects Mac Papers’ continued commitment to providing customers with best-in-class packaging solutions.”

Castle reinforced water-activated tape bonds instantly and securely to virgin and recycled fiber cartons. The superior bond helps ensure protection of contents from the elements, tampering and loss. Carton fiber is irreparably damaged when Castle water-activated tape is removed, providing evidence of attempted tampering. The water-activated tape is ideal for use on two-strip sealing lightweight cartons and on average weight cartons up to 40 pounds.

In addition to Castle packaging products, Mac Papers stocks an expansive selection of packaging materials from industry-leading producers at its facilities throughout the Southeast.

“We’re proud to partner with packaging producers that are leaders in the industry in terms of quality and innovation,” added McCabe. “Our packaging specialists take a customer-focused approach in assessing needs and are experts at sourcing materials that meet specific packaging requirements, including added protection and materials reduction.”

The company also specializes in automated packaging equipment and technical service as well as packaging services and solutions, from kitting and fulfillment to design and e-commerce.

Visit macpapers.com/castle to learn more about the company’s Castle packaging products and macpapers.com/catalog to view the full range of packaging materials offered.

About Mac Papers
One of the largest wholesale distributors in the southeastern United States, Mac Papers is a distribution partner for paper and print, packaging, wide format, facility supplies and office products. The company is headquartered in Jacksonville, Florida, and operates branch locations and retail stores across the S.E. Mac Papers is a third generation, family-owned and operated business founded in 1965. Its sister company Mac Papers Envelope Converters converts and prints an extensive range of standard and custom envelopes – up to 18 million per day – utilizing the latest in equipment and technology. For more information, please visit macpapers.com or follow us on LinkedIn and Twitter.

Media contact: Caryn King ▪ caryn.king@macpapers.com ▪ 904.263.5628




Mac Papers is Now an Authorized Epson Dealer

Mac Papers is Now an Authorized Epson Dealer


Company sells and supports all lines of Epson wide format portfolio

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (December 11, 2019) – Mac Papers, one of the largest merchant distributors in the southeastern United States, has announced that it is an authorized dealer of Epson wide format equipment as well as Epson inks and media.

“We are thrilled to be an Epson dealer with the opportunity to provide Epson’s entire portfolio of outstanding wide format printing solutions,” said Ash Weekley, wide format business development manager at Mac Papers. “Adding such a respected brand to our offering of wide format equipment from industry leaders further enhances our ability to meet our customers’ growing demands for optimized quality and production.”

Mac Papers sells and supports all lines of Epson wide format equipment, as well as inks and media, including Epson’s S-Series (eco-solvent), P-Series (aqueous), T-Series (technical), F-Series (dye sublimation), and DTG (direct to garment). The company also provides its customers hands-on experience with Epson printers housed at the Mac Papers Wide Format Demo Center in Orlando, Florida.

“Epson’s world-class print technology combined with Mac Papers’ experienced technical support team and multiple stocking locations gives us the ability to meet our customers’ needs more effectively than anyone else in the Southeast,” stated Weekley.

For additional information or to schedule a visit to the Mac Papers Demo Center, contact us at 844.MAC.WIDE or wideformat@macpapers.com.

About Mac Papers
One of the largest wholesale distributors in the southeastern United States, Mac Papers is a trusted distribution partner for paper and print, packaging, facility supplies and office products. The company is headquartered in Jacksonville, Florida, and operates branch locations and retail stores throughout the S.E. Mac Papers is a third generation, family-owned and operated business founded in 1965. Please visit macpapers.com or follow us on Twitter and on LinkedIn.

Wide Format
Commercial printers, sign companies and wholesale printers rely on Mac Papers for their wide format needs, from media and equipment to training and expert technical service. Mac Papers partners with the top names in wide format media to ensure the materials its customers need are available across the company’s branch locations. They also offer their exclusive Argent™ line of wide format media. Mac Papers represents the leading printing and finishing equipment providers in the industry including Roland, Mimaki and Epson. Their equipment offering includes eco-solvent, UV, aqueous and dye sublimation printers, plus cutters and routers. Mac Papers supports the equipment with training and expert technical service, and provides customers with hands-on equipment and media experience at its Wide Format Demo Center in Orlando and through special events at branch locations.

Media Contact:
Caryn King
Caryn.King@macpapers.com
904.263.5628




Mac Papers Adds Rigid Media to Argent™ Wide Format Lineup

New Argent offering includes PVC board, corrugated plastic and styrene

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (August 1, 2019) – Mac Papers, one of the largest merchant distributors in the southeastern United States, has added rigid materials to its exclusive Argent™ portfolio of wide format media. The Argent product line now includes PVC board, corrugated plastic and styrene rigid materials for a variety of media applications.

“The addition of rigid materials to our Argent product line reflects our commitment to expand our offering with high-quality wide format media that commercial printers, sign and display companies and end users want,” stated Ash Weekley, wide format business development manager at Mac Papers. “We’re confident that our Argent rigid products deliver consistent performance and industry-leading attributes.”

Argent rigid materials are carton packed to facilitate efficient delivery and storage. Printed sample sheets are available by request through Mac Papers’ online Sample Center at macpapers.com/samplecenter.

For more information about Argent rigid materials as well as the full line of Argent wide format media, which also includes digital banners, pressure-sensitive digital vinyls, UV laminates and digital imaging paper, visit macpapers.com/argent.

Argent wide format media products are inventoried at Mac Papers’ locations across the Southeast. In addition to offering wide format media, Mac Papers represents the leading printing and finishing equipment providers in the industry, and supports the equipment with training and expert technical service. Mac Papers’ wide format experts also provide customers with hands-on equipment and media experience at the company’s wide format demo center in Orlando, Florida, and through special events at branch locations.

About Mac Papers

Headquartered in Jacksonville, Florida, Mac Papers is one of the largest wholesale distributors in the southeastern United States. The company is a distribution partner for paper and print, packaging, facility supplies and office products. Mac Papers works with best-in-class suppliers to help businesses and consumers deliver quality results, boost efficiency and improve their bottom line. The company operates branch locations and retail stores across the southeastern U.S. Mac Papers is a third generation, family-owned and operated business founded in 1965. Our sister company Mac Papers Envelope Converters converts and prints an extensive range of standard and custom envelopes – 16 million per day – utilizing the latest in equipment and technology. For more information, please visit macpapers.com or follow us on Twitter @macpapers and LinkedIn.

Media Contacts:

John Herbkersman
John.Herbkersman@macpapers.com
904.348.3237

Caryn King
Caryn.King@macpapers.com
904.263.5628




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