History

Neenah has built a tradition of innovation, service, and growth since its founding in 1873 in Neenah, WI.

Neenah takes pride in our strong company culture that is centered around our people. We are committed to employee safety and well-being, we deliver best-in-class quality in everything we do.

1873

Neenah Paper was founded in Neenah, WI. Our Neenah Mill holds the distinction of being the oldest continuously operating mill within Neenah Paper, Inc., our parent company.

1902

The original paper mill, started in 1902, dominating the Lake Superior shoreline just east of downtown Munising. In 1952, Kimberly-Clark purchased the mill, and started producing durable materials, saturated and coated papers, and coated synthetic papers.

1955

Gessner & Co. GmbH was founded in Bruckmuhl, Germany. The business was later acquired by Neenah in 2006. The mill produced durable materials, including filtration products, and also saturated/coated materials.

2004

Neenah Paper Inc was founded as a divestiture from Kimberly-Clark Corporation.                                       

2015

Neenah Paper Inc acquired Fibermark. Neenah Performance Materials expanded its footprints by adding the following locations:

  • Bolton Mill (UK)
  • Brattleboro Mill
  • Brownville Mill
  • Lowville Mill
  • Quakertown Mill