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Spicers Paper to acquire California-based JC Paper

August 14, 2018  By Spicers Paper

August 14, 2018 – Central National Gottesman (CNG), a sales and marketing organization in the pulp, paper, packaging, tissue, wood products and metal industries, has announced that its Spicers Paper Inc. entity has signed a purchase agreement for the business of JC Paper, based in California. The move will expand the company’s paper distribution presence in Northern California and Nevada.

JC Paper is an independent, family-owned paper merchant that has been in business for more than 60 years, specializing in fine paper for the commercial print industry as well as the distribution of janitorial and food service supplies.

“Adding JC Paper to our West Coast operations will help strengthen our position in one of our key regions,” said Andrew Wallach, CNG president and CEO. “Our suppliers and customers will benefit from our combined operational and commercial expertise.”


JC Paper is well known among commercial printers in Northern California and Nevada for its service platform and logistics infrastructure. The business operates a retail paper store in Reno/Sparks, NV, serving small and mid-sized printers.

“We are very much looking forward to working with our colleagues at JC Paper,” said Kelly Paper and Spicers Paper president Jan Gottesman. “Together, our organizations are committed to building upon JC’s already excellent reputation for customer service in the marketplace.”

The companies will consolidate operations in Fremont, CA, including sales, customer service and distribution functions, and the Nevada retail space will become a Kelly Paper Store.

The transaction is expected to close August 31, 2017.

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