International Paper has been one of the most profitable and productive companies in the industry since its incorporation in 1898. Soon after, a grand merger of 17 logging companies and the invention of linotype helped Chairman Phillip Dodge to propel the company forward as the USA’s most valued newsprint supplier.
Throughout the 1980s and 1990s, the company acquired a multitude of paper mills and paper companies, including Hammermill Paper Company, the German Zanders Feinpapiere AG, Aussedat Rey from France and the Federal Paper Board.
Currently, International Paper operates in 24 countries and employs more than 55,000 people. At 122 years old, it stands as one of the most profitable and longest-running pulp and paper companies in the world.