History

Delivering Remarkable Since 1926.

Nearly a century ago, Nathan Doochin and Milton Lockenbach found opportunity in the expanding Nashville wholesale market with one truck, a big idea and a singular focus on remarkable customer service. Today, American Paper & Twine continues to deliver on our founders’ commitment as the region's premier wholesale supplier and distributor of janitorial, packaging, disposable food service, safety and office products.

As business in the Nashville metro area and the entire southeast United States developed, American Paper & Twine was right there. We attribute our success to satisfied and loyal customers, dedicated employees, a superior work ethic and a commitment to deliver the remarkable service that has been faithfully passed down from generation to generation.

Historical Timeline

1926

Nathan Doochin and Milton Lockenbach open American Paper & Twine in Nashville

1994

Chattanooga, TN office and warehouse opens

1996

Memphis, TN office and warehouse opens

2000

ShopAPT.com launches for online ordering

2002

Little Rock, AR office and warehouse opens

2006

Knoxville, TN office and warehouse opens

2013

Atlanta, GA office and warehouse opens

2015

American Paper & Twine acquires Paper and Chemical Supply in Alabama

2019

American Paper & Twine launches rebrand

2019

New distribution center in Muscle Shoals, AL is completed

2020

American Paper & Twine acquires RMJ Distributing Co.