About French Paper Company

Established in 1871, French Paper is a sixth-generation, family-owned American company.

Six Generations of French Paper

French Paper Company has been manufacturing paper for more than 140 years in the same community of Niles, Michigan. In an industry known for corporate acquisitions and shutdowns, French Paper has persevered, emerging as one of the strongest, smartest, and most consistent paper brands around.

Remaining as one of the last, small, independent mills in America, French Paper has learned to take their direction from customers, not corporate consultants. They keep their eye on the bottom line by improving their product lines, and when they talk about stock, they mean papers, not shareholder value.

French Paper History

Another way to learn more about French Paper Company is to get to know the family behind it, because it really is unusual to still find a 6-generation company whose name matches the people running it. Recently, Brian French was interviewed for the Niles Daily Star to talk about the company history on its 140th Anniversary.

Niles Daily Star: French Paper Turns 140