GORHAM, NH, Oct. 22, 2013 (Press Release) -A leading producer of parent rolls for the Away-From-Home (AFH) towel market, Gorham Paper and Tissue announces an investment which allows customers to purchase towel rolls in multiple core sizes. This is to provide smaller core sizes which meet increasing market demand for the product.
"We are a significant player in the AFH towel market known for high quality towel papers, responsive services and a willingness to innovate," explained Brian McAlary, Vice President of Sales and Marketing, Gorham Paper and Tissue. "Over the past two years, key converters have been asking us to offer smaller core size so they can use our product. Added converting capability allows us to meet their needs and serve as an additional source of supply."
The availability of 3", 5", 6" and 8"cores expands the company's diverse portfolio of premium and standard towel papers. Towel options include high-bright, kraft, low stretch, high tensile, DRC (double reverse crepe), anti-microbial properties, color, recycled content and chain-of-custody fiber certification (SFI, FSC and PEFC).
McAlary added, "This is a win-win for everyone. Converters who value working with a small, nimble specialty mill like Gorham can now utilize our towel products in their operations while we increase market presence by satisfying a broader array of customers."
Gorham products are used for a variety of applications including away-from-home towel, industrial towel and wipes, napkins and medical products like exam table barrier.
About Gorham Paper and Tissue
Gorham targets niche technical markets with broad portfolio of custom-engineered products including high-quality Specialty Packaging, Converting, Engineered and Printing Papers, Tissue and Towel. Using scale and leanness as an advantage, the company challenges industry convention in the areas of manufacturing flexibility, product development lead times and its go-to-market strategy.
In May 2011, the Gorham facility was acquired with support from investment funds managed by Patriarch Partners, LLC. Patriarch is a private equity firm and holding company managing 75 companies across 14 industry sectors with revenues in excess of $8 billion. Founded by Lynn Tilton in 2000, Patriarch focuses on the acquisition and invigoration of undervalued iconic American brands where time, capital and sound strategy can rescue a business and restore its value, creating and preserving jobs in America. Under Tilton's leadership, Patriarch has become the largest woman-owned business in America with companies in its platform providing employment to more than 120,000 persons.
Gorham is a certified women's business enterprise by the Women's Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC).