Since 1975, MPI Papermills has become one of North America's leading manufacturers of recycled paper products for the food service, hygiene, janitorial, and away-from-home markets.
Founded in 1975 with a small bag machine in a 5,000 square foot factory located in Toronto, Canada, Metro Paper Industries Tissue Group grew to become one of North America’s leading vertically integrated manufacturers of recycled paper products serving the foodservice, hygiene, janitorial, away from home and retail markets.
The MPI Group emerged as a leader in the foodservice and away from home market throughout North America.
By 2014 Metro Paper Industries Tissue Group had grown its business to include 3 Converting Plants located in Toronto and Trenton, Ontario and Carthage, New York as well as 1 paper mill capable of producing 25,000 tons of paper located in Portneuf, Quebec. The manufacturing operations totaled 900,000 square feet, 7,000,000 cases of converted product, and 25,000 tons of paper-making capacity.
In June 2014, Metro Paper Industries Tissue Group divested of its’ converting operations and retained the Paper Mill in Portneuf, Quebec.
MPI Papermills of Portneuf, Inc. has served as the cornerstone for establishing a highly specialized operation able to provide its customers with a diverse set of services enabling the Mill to become a 'One Stop Shop' for other paper mills and converters without the threat of becoming a competitor to our customers.
The niche services at MPI Papermills of Portneuf:
- slitting & rewinding,
- baling and sorting tissue waste,
- contract manufacturing for the napkin, towel, and tissue industry,
- a recent foray into the food service papers market through its sheeting and waxing division.
At MPI, we live by a code of ethics which allow us to:
- remain loyal to our vendors, produce a consistent product and service for our customers,
- provide a safe & healthy environment for our employees,
- leave behind a safe & clean environment for our children with a strong commitment to recycling,
- encourage a sense of giving back to the communities in which we work and live
1975 – Nizar Jadavji founded the company with one machine in 5,000 square foot leased facility (Steelcase Road in Markham)
1980 – Leased facility on Telson Road in Markham
1982 – 20,000 square foot facility on Bullock Road in Markham (purchased and owned by the Jadavji family)
1987 – 100,000 square foot facility on Middlefield Road in Scarborough (constructed and owned by the Jadavji family)
1997 – 100,000 square foot facility on Manville Road in Scarborough (purchased and owned by the Jadavji family)
1999 – purchased the 210,000 square foot facility at 695 West End Avenue facility in Carthage, NY for warehousing and specialty contract converting
2003 – purchased the former J.Forld Paper mill in Portneuf, QC, one of Canada’s oldest institutions dating back to 1868
2010 – purchased 300,000 square foot facility in Trenton, ON to expand converting operations (toweling and tissue) to create a state of the art facility with automation to include: robotics and laser guided vehicles
2014 – divested of the Canadian converting operations to focus on the paper making a niche converting business
2015 – expands into foodservice and specialty tissue converting
2015 – expands into offering niche services such as slitting & rewinding; baling of tissue waste; contract manufacturing of napkin, towel and tissue; sheeting & waxing for the food service industry; and 3rd party logistics (3PL)
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World Partnership Golf (Eradicating world-wide poverty)
Local Charities in Portneuf, Quebec
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