Scott Paper Company
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The Scott Paper Company is an American manufacturer of paper-based consumer products. It was headquartered in International Plaza (Scott Plaza) in Tinicum Township, Delaware County, Pennsylvania, in Greater Philadelphia.
Scott Paper was founded in 1879 in Philadelphia by brothers E. Irvin and Clarence Scott, and is often credited as being the first to market toilet paper sold on a roll. They began marketing paper towels, which were more like toilet paper, in 1907, and paper tissues in the 1930s.
Following the merger with Kimberly-Clark, the Baby Fresh brand was sold to Procter & Gamble and is now sold under the Pampers brand, as well as Scotties, which was sold to Irving Tissue. Other divested brands include Cut-Rite (sold to Reynolds Metals in 1986, now known as Reynolds Consumer Products).
The headquarters of the company, when it was independent, was International Plaza, also known as Scott Plaza. The facility is located in Tinicum Township, Delaware County, Pennsylvania, in Greater Philadelphia. The facility is north of Philadelphia International Airport and south of Pennsylvania Route 291. As of 2002 it consisted 654,000-square-foot (60,800 m2) of office space on 55-acre (22.3 ha) of land. The three buildings that it consisted of were Plaza I, Plaza II, and Plaza III. Plaza I had 188,000 square feet (17,500 m2) of space. Plaza II had 300,000-square-foot (28,000 m2) of space. Plaza III had 166,000 square feet (15,400 m2) of space; it served as Scott's research and development facility; Plaza III no longer exists. The complex was constructed for the purpose of serving as Scott's headquarters.
Scott Paper Company continually maintained its headquarters in Philadelphia, where the company was founded. Plaza I was completed in 1961. Plaza II was completed after 1961. Plaza III was completed in 1969. At one time there were 1,200 employees at the complex. Albert J. Dunlap took control of the company in 1994. Shortly afterwards, he began to move the headquarters, and its employees, off of the premises. Shortly after the takeover, several hundred employees worked at the facility. The headquarters moved to Boca Raton, Florida in Greater Miami.
- Kostelni, Natalie. "Old Scott Paper HQ for sale." Philadelphia Business Journal. September 16, 2002. 1. Retrieved on September 6, 2012.
- "UNITED STATES ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY REGION III STATEMENT OF BASIS FORMER SCOTT PAPER RESEARCH FACILITY TINICUM TOWNSHIP, PA EPA ID NO. PAD001287879 Prepared by Office of Pennsylvania Remediation Land and Chemicals Division." (Archive) Environmental Protection Agency. Section 2: Facility Background p.2. August 2012. Retrieved on September 6, 2012.
- "Land back on the block" in "Insurance company to unload Baltimore art deco skyscraper." Phoenix Business Journal. September 29, 2002. Retrieved on August 22, 2013. "The property is in a unique but controversial position. It sits adjacent to the Philadelphia International Airport, which is always looking for land to expand. However, the property sits in Tinicum, Delaware County, which has battled encroachment from the airport for years."