Hammermill has been producing premium paper continuously since 1899 and has lead the way in responding to consumer needs with technological innovation resulting in high-performance, high-quality products that continue to set the standard for the industry. Hammermill is owned by International Paper, a leading global innovator in packaging, paper, and pulp.
The Hammermill story begins with its first paper production in December of 1899. The company grows rapidly to over 500 employees over the decade. Hammermill is the first company to introduce profit sharing and also offers paid vacations, sick leave and bonuses to hourly employees at a time when these are not common. Meanwhile, a new, patented watermarking process leads to greater efficiency in production.