Eastern Corporation (Bangor, Me.)

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The Eastern Corporation owned paper mills in Brewer, Orono and Lincoln, Maine. The company began in the 1880s in Brewer as a sawmill, with a sulfite pulp mill built in 1889 to use waste products from the sawmill. In 1896, the company, now called the Eastern Manufacturing Company, began to make both chemical wood fiber and rag paper at the site, later changing the emphasis to the manufacture of fine business papers. In 1915 the company acquired the Katahdin Pulp and Paper Company in Lincoln and in 1930 purchased the Orono Pulp and Paper Company. In 1939 the company was reorganized as the Eastern Corporation, with executive offices in Bangor and sales offices in Boston, New York, Chicago and Atlanta. Eastern Corporation became the Eastern Fine Paper and Pulp Division of Standard Packaging Corporation in 1958. In 1969 the company became part of the Eddy Paper Company of Ottawa. Financial difficulties led the mill to enter bankruptcy protection in the late 1990s and it closed completely in 2004.

From the description of Records, 1891-2001. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 261222657

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creatorOf Eastern Corporation (Bangor, Me.). Type specimen sheets of Eastern Corporation, 1947. College of Charleston, Marlene and Nathan Addlestone Library
creatorOf Eastern Corporation (Bangor, Me.). Records, 1891-2001. Raymond H. Fogler Library
referencedIn International Brotherhood of Paper Makers. Local 410 (Lincoln, Me.). Records, 1937-1965. Raymond H. Fogler Library
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associatedWith Eastern Fine Paper, Inc. corporateBody
associatedWith Eastern Manufacturing Company corporateBody
associatedWith International Brotherhood of Paper Makers. Local 410 (Lincoln, Me.) corporateBody
associatedWith Madagascal Dam Company corporateBody
Place Name Admin Code Country
Maine--Brewer
United States
Subject
Papermaking--Patents
Paper industry--History
Paper mills--History
Type and type-founding--Specimens
Printing--Specimens
Printing--History
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Corporate Body

Active 1891

Active 2001

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