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Whitmore Manufacturing Company

Whitmore Manufacturing Company.

        Among the paper mills of Holyoke, where all kinds of papers are made, there are not many more interesting or more important than the Whitmore Manufacturing Company, whose works occupy a large portion of the immense building on Cabot street, erected by the Holyoke Water Power Company in 1880.
        The Whitmore Manufacturing Company was organized in November, 1881, with a capital stock of $25,000, and began the business of manufacturing cardboard, glazed and surface-coated lithograph papers in a small way, with none but skilled employes. The goods made by this company soon became famous and recognized as superior to what the market had up to that time known, so that the demands on this company for really fine goods have been such as compelled an interest of capacity from year to year until the present time, when their product amounts to over half a million dollars per year, and their fine coated lithograph papers are found in nearly all the important lithograph establishments in the United States and Canada. The product of these works includes cardboard of all thicknesses and colors, glazed and enameled papers, tag bristol board, box board, etc., but more particularly the finer grades of surface-coated lithograph papers for color printing. The papers of this company have stood successfully the printing of thirty different colors in completing one picture.
        The company now employs eighty-five skilled workmen, their pay roll is about three thousand dollars per month, and they use up about four thousand tons of paper annually.
        Hon. William Whiting is president and F.D. Heywood is treasurer and manager.

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