International Paper Company History Timeline

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1898

The company was incorporated January 31, 1898, upon the merger of 18 pulp and paper mills in the northeastern United States.

The company was incorporated January 31, 1898, upon the merger of 17 pulp and paper mills in the northeastern United States.

International Paper was founded in 1898 and is headquartered in Memphis, TN.“

1899

The company was incorporated January 31, 1898, upon the merger of 18 pulp and paper mills in the northeastern United States. Its founders and first two presidents were William Augustus Russell, who died suddenly in January 1899, and Hugh J. Chisholm.

Its founders and first two presidents were William Augustus Russell, who died suddenly in January 1899, and Hugh J. Chisholm.

1925

The mills at Gatineau, Dalhousie, and Three Rivers (seen above) were operated by Canadian International Paper (CIP), a wholly owned subsidiary formed in 1925.

1948

Excerpt from “The Story of Newsprint” – a 1948 CIP-sponsored radio program (4min 09sec):

1987

In 1987, the company’s paper mill workers went on strike at a number of its United States plants.

In 1987, the company's paper mill workers went on strike at a number of its United States plants.

1996

In 1996, it purchased Federal Paper Board.

2005

NewPage history, profile and corporate video In 2005, Cerberus Capital Management, a private equity firm, bought MeadWestvaco's paper division and renamed it NewPage.

2012

In 2012, International Paper, through the merger of its wholly owned subsidiary Metal Acquisition Inc. with and into Temple-Inland, acquired Temple-Inland in a deal valued at $4.5 billion.

2013

Under pressure from budget sequestration in 2013, the Federal government of the United States (IP’s largest customer) has moved from physical checks to cheaper electronic transactions.

Under pressure from budget sequestration in 2013, the federal government of the United States (IP's largest customer) has moved from physical checks to cheaper electronic transactions.

Founded
1898
Company Founded
Headquarters
Memphis, TN
Company Headquarter
Founders
Hugh Chisholm,Roberto Cipriani
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