It all began when four Rochester businessmen were approached by the superintendent of a local paper mill which had burned down. “ If you build me a paper mill, I’ll make tissue for you”, he told them. The four men, including William F. Shafer Sr., decided to make the investment to build a mill at a new site which had direct access to a major railroad. And thus a new business was founded. The year was 1906.
Five generations later, we at Flower City Tissue Mills are very proud of our business success which has survived through the many ups and downs of various economic cycles over the years.
We look forward to our next 100 years of supporting the worldwide tissue market, and in particular, your tissue needs.