Our History

early years of West Carrollton Parchment & Converting

Our Founding

Friend Paper Co & West Carrollton Parchment Co. founded by J. Howard Friend. Company focused on paper manufacturing while possessing limited paper converting capabilities.
early years of West Carrollton Parchment & Converting employees


West Carrollton Parchment Co. added West Carrollton Converting Co. to expand into broader converted paper markets.
greetings from middletown, ohio

Miami Packaging

Miami Packaging, Inc. in Middletown, Ohio, was purchased by the West Carrollton Parchment Co. to expand into gravure printing and laminating.
The friend paper company old building sign

Next Generation

Pierce Lonergan, great grandson of J. Howard Friend, became chairman of board and majority shareholder.
Ahlstrom sign

Ahlstrom West Carrollton, Inc

Ahlstrom, a Finnish company, purchased both companies. Ahlstrom West Carrollton, Inc was born.
sign of last paper roll before being sold

Moving Overseas

Ahlstrom shuts down last parchment machine in North America, fully transferring all parchment manufacturing capabilities overseas.
West Carrollton Parchment & Converting Exterior Sign

Ownership Change

Private investors, Hank Dorris and Cameron Lonergan, purchased Ahlstrom West Carrollton, Inc, changing the name to West Carrollton Parchment & Converting, Inc.