November 3, 2021 (Nashville, TN) – American Paper & Twine, a large regional independently owned wholesale distributor, has acquired Monts Paper & Packaging located near Tupelo, Mississippi.

The purchase of Monts Paper & Packaging expands American Paper & Twine’s reach and increases their share in the wholesale distribution market. “We are delighted to bring Monts under the American Paper & Twine umbrella,” said Karen Doochin Vingelen, American Paper & Twine President & COO. “It couldn’t be a better fit. In addition to sharing a similar history, our companies were built on the same core values and customer first culture, which is what has made us successful for 95 years.” 

Both companies are wholesale distributors of janitorial products, packaging materials, food service disposables, safety supplies and office products, servicing customers across a broad spectrum of market segments. “The acquisition is a great match and allows American Paper & Twine to expand our service area throughout Mississippi,” said Bob Doochin, American Paper & Twine Chairman & CEO.

Monts Paper & Packaging President, Mark Monts, will continue to be active in the business. “We are excited to bring together two successful privately owned businesses. It creates a wonderful opportunity for our employees and improves the total value we bring to our customers.” Monts Paper & Packaging will operate as a division of American Paper & Twine for an interim period as the companies execute an integration plan. “Given our shared core competencies, we expect the transition to be relatively seamless,” said Karen Doochin Vingelen.   

The acquisition continues a period of growth for American Paper & Twine. Over the last several years they opened a new distribution center in Muscle Shoals, AL, acquired RMJ Distributing Co. in Johnson City, TN, and most recently expanded to offer full-service delivery operations in Northwest Arkansas. 

About American Paper & Twine
American Paper & Twine was founded in 1926 and is a leading distributor across business sectors that include janitorial, packaging, disposable food service, safety and office products. American Paper & Twine has more than 350 employees, over 100 delivery trucks and operates seven full-service distribution centers with combined warehouse space of over 550,000 square feet. The facilities are located throughout the Southeast in Nashville, Chattanooga, Memphis, Knoxville, Little Rock, Atlanta, and Muscle Shoals. For more information, visit


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