Millcraft Acquires Assets of Nashville-based Dennis Paper Company

The Millcraft Paper Company announced today that it has acquired the assets of Dennis Paper Company of Nashville, Tennessee. Founded by Morris Dennis in 1969, family-owned Dennis Paper has earned a reputation as one of Nashville and Middle Tennessee’s leaders in fine paper distribution for more than 50 years.

The Nashville-based business will continue to operate under the Dennis Paper Company name while Millcraft works to add in new core product lines such as retail and beverage packaging, wide-format and graphics, as well as direct-to-garment. This will continue to benefit and expand opportunities for new and existing Dennis Paper customers.

“Dennis Paper has played such an integral role in the Nashville community. We value the trusted reputation and legacy that Morris, his sons Ron, Steve and Jerry, and the entire Dennis organization have built and believe strongly that it is our incumbent responsibility to carry on all that they achieved,” says Travis Mlakar, Millcraft’s president and CEO. “We know that we will benefit greatly from their market knowledge. We believe that integrating Millcraft’s broad product and service offering, inventory levels, logistics and technological infrastructure will help to support a much larger, more diverse base of customers who are looking to grow their businesses in Nashville and surrounding areas.”

“We are a family-run business, and our customers know they can count on us to provide the service and delivery they need to effectively grow and thrive in our community,” says Ronald Dennis, Dennis Paper Company’s president. “We are excited about the partnership with Millcraft, as we know this is a wonderful way to evolve our business and drive even more opportunities to our customers.”

The acquisition underscores the Cleveland-based distributor’s ongoing growth strategy and continued commitment to investing in its core customer base — today’s commercial printers, who are seeking to diversify beyond traditional paper and print to meet the changing demands of the marketplace.

“For several years, we have been talking about the evolution of the print industry,” said Courtney Enser, Millcraft’s VP of sales. “We know our customers are expanding their capabilities, and, as customers’ needs evolve, so does Millcraft. We look forward to welcoming Dennis Paper into the Millcraft family, and we are excited to be able to support the greater Nashville print and graphic communications community.”