APPLETON, WI, Oct. 13, 2021 (Press Release) -Two local, long-time manufactures related to Wisconsin’s paper industry will be featured in an upcoming original series on the new Magnolia Network called “Extraordinary Stories Behind Everyday Things.”
Paper converter and art supply manufacturer Dixon Ticonderoga, and specialty paper manufacturer Ahlstrom-Munksjö, have worked collaboratively together for almost 20 years creating colored school and craft construction papers. With both organizations having plants based in the Fox Valley ”Paper Valley” region of Wisconsin, the partnership along with the local connections resonated with the network’s producers.
”We have a great industrial and paper-making story to share here in Northeast Wisconsin,” said DIXON REP &TITLE. ”We are very excited for people all around the world to experience papermaking and the joy of these colorful craft papers.”
“Our local manufacturing efforts, along with educating people about sustainable forestry and papermaking processes, is a passion of ours,” explained Robyn Buss, Executive Vice President of Ahlstrom-Munksjö’s plants based in Wisconsin. “We are proud to have our teams and our organizations featured both on a national and global level.”
Magnolia Network's original series Extraordinary Stories Behind Everyday Things is now streaming exclusively on discovery+ and the Magnolia app. The “Dippin’ Dots, Construction Paper and Marbles” episode featuring Dixon Ticonderoga and Ahlstrom-Munksjö will premiere on Friday, October 15.
Extraordinary Stories Behind Everyday Things - Show Description: Offering an in-depth look at how iconic American-made products are created, this series celebrates the ingenuity, passion and creativity of the people who proudly stand behind these timeless classics.
“Dippin’ Dots, Construction Paper and Marbles” - Episode Description: Discover how iconic Dippin' Dots ice cream is created in Kentucky, how giant rolls of colorful construction paper for arts and crafts projects are manufactured in Wisconsin and enjoy a classic game of marbles in West Virginia.
Ahlstrom-Munksjö in brief
Ahlstrom-Munksjö is a global leader in fiber-based materials, supplying innovative and sustainable solutions to its customers. Our mission is to expand the role of fiber-based solutions for sustainable everyday life. Our offering includes filter materials, release liners, food and beverage processing materials, decor papers, abrasive and tape backings, electrotechnical paper, glass fiber materials, medical fiber materials, diagnostics and energy storage solutions, as well as a range of specialty papers for industrial and consumer end-uses. Our annual net sales is about EUR 2.7 billion and we employ some 7,800 people.
Dixon Ticonderoga in brief
At Dixon Ticonderoga Company, we enable students, thinkers and artists to transform their vision into reality. We do this because we believe creativity can change the world. This is why we produce the world’s best pencil, the finest art papers, premium art supplies, craft essentials and more…to give everyone the tools and confidence to put pencil to paper, make that first brush stroke or share their ideas. Dixon Ticonderoga Company. The Catalyst of Creativity.