Celebrating 50 Years in Business

Year-long tribute includes launch of anniversary website, plans to unveil new corporate brand in March, customer appreciation roadshow and community service

JACKSONVILLE, FLA. (Jan. 7, 2015) – Mac Papers launched today a year-long celebration of its 50th anniversary in business. This campaign will include a series of events with customers, suppliers and employees across the markets it serves throughout 2015.

“This is an incredible milestone for our company and we’re thankful for each employee, customer and supplier that has helped Mac Papers become what it is today,” said Sutton McGehee, Chairman and CEO of Mac Papers. “It’s exciting to see the company’s growth and evolution over the past 50 years, and with strong values as our foundation, a robust distribution network and a diversified offering, the future looks promising.”

The core values that its founders instilled into Mac Papers remain at the heart of the business, and the company will bring those values to life through a series of events throughout 2015, including:

  • 50th Anniversary website: A new site dedicated to the 50th anniversary launched today, including a message from leadership, a commemorative video, a photo yearbook and an invitation to contribute photos and stories about Mac Papers.
  • A new brand: Mac Papers will unveil a new corporate brand on March 10, symbolizing the company’s heritage alongside the innovation that paves the way forward.
  • Customer appreciation roadshow: Mac Papers will host a series of open-house events to celebrate its 50th and showcase the new brand. It is one of many ways we’ll thank customers and suppliers for their continued support.
  • Day of service: Mac Papers is planning an event where employees will be invited to give back to the local community. It will be in partnership with Dreams Come True, a Jacksonville non-profit founded by Tom McGehee that grants the dreams of children with life-threatening illnesses.
  • Going social: The company has officially joined Twitter. Follow Mac Papers to stay up to date with the latest news and insights.

Founded by brothers Tom and Frank McGehee, Mac Papers opened in January 1965 as a Jacksonville-based paper merchant, followed by the opening of its affiliate, Mac Papers Envelope Converters, in 1967. Since then, the company has evolved into a leading industrial distributor, spanning 22 distribution centers and 18 stores across nine Southeastern states. In addition to growing its paper and print offering, Mac Papers has expanded its business around other industrial products, which include packaging, facility supplies and office products.

Mac Papers remains a family-owned business, and is currently run by the second generation of the McGehee family: Sutton, David and Mac McGehee. Five third-generation family members also currently work in the business.

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