History

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Since 1913 IVEX Specialty Paper, LLC has been nestled along the banks of the Illinois River in Peoria Illinois. The mill was originally the Illinois Paper Company, built in 1912 by Judson M. Bemis, an Illinois farmer. Manufacturing began in 1913. The plant was built with a paper mill and a small bag factory to produce white coated flour sack paper and consumer size flour bags. In the 1920’s the name of the plant was changed to the Bemis Bro. Bag Co.  In 2005 the mill was acquired by Forest Resources.  Forest Resource’s Mill focused on specialized service, allowing the customer the freedom to consider us part of their organization for their paper and specialty paper needs.

In July, 2015 IVEX Specialty Paper, LLC was acquired by New-Indy JV Corporation.  New-Indy is a joint venture that was formed in 2012 by the Kraft Group and Schwarz Partners, LP, two family-owned companies with long histories in paper and packaging.  New-Indy Containerboard, comprised of two recycled containerboard mills in California (Oxnard and Ontario), was the first acquisition for the JV.  Together, the two mills produce 570,000 tons of linerboard and corrugating medium each year, primarily serving the west coast sheet and corrugator plants.  For more information, visit www.New-Indy.com.

With a 100 years of history, IVEX Specialty Paper, LLC is the industry leader in machine crepe papers used in multi-wall bag industry. Ivex Specialty Paper LLC is also an industry leader in the production of silicone-coated base paper for the carpet industry. The Mill has been utilizing recycled paper as a main fiber source long before the “green movement”. The Peoria Mill produces a wide range of colored papers from bleached to black with standard colors maintained for same day shipment. Let us know what YOU are looking for, and we can show you what Ivex can do for you!