Mac Papers

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Mac Papers
IndustryPaper and print, packaging, facilities supplies and office products
HeadquartersJacksonville, Florida
Key people
  • Sutton McGehee - CEO
  • David S. McGehee - President
  • Greg Gay - CFO
  • Mac McGehee - Executive VP
ProductsPrinting papers, envelopes, wide format, packaging solutions[buzzword], graphic supplies, facilities supplies and office products
RevenueIncreaseUS$500 million
Number of employees

Mac Papers, headquartered in Jacksonville, Florida, United States, is an industrial distributor of paper and printing supplies[buzzword], packaging materials and equipment, facility supplies, and office products.[2] The company is the largest supplier of printing paper and envelopes in the Southeast United States,[3] delivering 100,000 tons of paper each year.[4] The company also provides graphic supplies, wide format media and equipment, packaging solutions[buzzword], and office supplies, as well as custom product and logistics solutions.[buzzword][5]


Clifford Graham McGehee founded the Jacksonville Paper Company in 1919. Frank McGehee and Tom McGehee, his sons, both worked in the family business, with Tom serving as president by 1956. The Jacksonville Paper Company was sold by the family in 1965, and the two brothers immediately started a new enterprise to target the printing and graphics industries.[4] The brothers expanded the business throughout eight states in the southeast, establishing distribution centers and employing many family members. The company features products from the best paper manufacturers worldwide. Founder Tom McGehee died in 2002; brother Frank followed in 2006, but the company is still owned and operated by the McGehee family.[6] Frank's son David is currently president and Sutton is CEO; Tom's son Mac is executive vice president.[7] Five members of the third generation are currently working in the business.

When Mac Papers opened in 1965, its slogan was "paper is all we do." While the company remains committed to its paper business, Mac Papers has diversified [8] its core business into four distinct segments: Paper & Print, Packaging, Facilities Supplies and Office Products.[9]

In 2015, the company launched a website to celebrate its 50th year in business.[10]

Business segments[edit]

Paper & Print: Mac Papers product line includes coated, uncoated, board, text and cover, writing, carbonless, pressure sensitive papers, digital papers, web papers and more. Mac Papers' sister company, Mac Papers Envelops Converters, uses equipment that produces envelopes in standard or specialty sizes for commercial and premium products. The line also has conventional graphic supplies and wide-format materials and equipment for the print community.

Packaging: Mac Papers packaging line consists of packaging materials, including corrugated, tapes and adhesives, shrink films, stretch films, strapping, cushioning and void fills, mailers and poly bags. The line also includes end-to-end equipment products, including corrugated automation, case sealers, stretch wrap equipment, shrink automation, baggers, cushioning systems, void fill systems, strapping equipment and coding and labeling and equipment.

Facility Supplies: Mac Papers facility supplies line contains general cleaning tools, restroom supplies, food service materials and safety supplies.

Office Products: Mac Papers office product line is composed of technology supplies and equipment, office supplies and office furniture to businesses.

Mac Papers Envelope Converters: As Mac Papers subsidiary founded in 1967, they manufacture commodity, proprietary and specialty envelopes and create custom-printed stock. On August 4, 2009, they announced the acquisition of the envelope division of Cardinal Unijax.[11]


The company donates 10% of pre-tax profits to charities and non-profit groups each year.[citation needed] Their employees and management also donate their time by serving as leaders of local organizations including churches, schools, the Chamber of Commerce, United Way and YMCA. The firm was named First Coast Company of the Year by the Jacksonville Business Journal in 1997.[12] In 2003, Mac was again given the honor.[13][14]


  1. ^ [1] BNET, Companies-Mac Papers
  2. ^ Mac Papers Unveils New Corporate Branding. Vimeo. Retrieved May 24, 2015.
  3. ^ Kerr, Jessie-Lynne: [2] Florida Times-Union, July 14, 2006, "Mac Papers co-founder was civic, religious leader"
  4. ^ a b [3] Mac Papers, About our Company
  5. ^ "Mac Papers | Leading Supplier of Fine Printing Papers and Envelopes". 2013-08-26. Archived from the original on 2013-08-26. Retrieved 2020-09-04.
  6. ^ [4] Hoovers Company Profiles, Mac Papers
  7. ^ [5] Florida Times-Union, August 18, 2009, "BizBuzz: Thomas McGehee Jr. elected to serve again as FSCJ board chair"
  8. ^ "Mac Papers continues to grow packaging business with biggest acquisition yet". Jacksonville Business Journal. 6 November 2013. Retrieved May 24, 2015.
  9. ^ "'Not just paper': In wake of acquisition, family-owned Mac Papers launches rebranding". Jacksonville Business Journal. 3 February 2015. Retrieved May 24, 2015.
  10. ^ "Mac Papers 50th Anniversary". 2019-08-25. Archived from the original on 2019-08-25. Retrieved 2020-09-10.
  11. ^ "Mac Papers acquires division of Cardinal Unijax", Jacksonville Business Journal, August 4, 2009
  12. ^ Bennett, Jane: "Mac Papers Company of the Year", Jacksonville Business Journal, December 12, 1997
  13. ^ Florida Times-Union, November 14, 2003, "Mac Papers honored as Company of the Year"
  14. ^ "Brand Packaging Group". Tuesday, 8 October 2019