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Local Roots to Global Reams

Paper Pioneers

With a legacy built on the strength of a community and its commitment to making something that matters, and a future built on environmental responsibility

Our Story

Revival, Resilience, and 
Responsible Paper Production

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Our Mill’s journey is one of passion, purpose, and a deep-rooted belief that the world of paper can be a 
force for positive change.

Tucked away in the quiet rolling hills of Pennsylvania’s Allegheny Mountains, American Eagle Paper Mills has grown into one of the nation's largest recycled printing paper manufacturers. Since opening in 1881, the Mill has constantly evolved, pioneering new technologies, developing new energy sources, and creating new products to meet the changing needs of the market and our environment.

Every Page Has a Past What we do

Rewriting the

Possibilities of Paper

Our Products
About 3 New
01 – Capabilities

From Simple Fiber to Finished Product

As paper pioneers, innovation has been critical to our growth. We are proud to be the only US-owned and operated paper mill producing 100% recycled premium printing paper. At the heart of our capabilities lies the art of problem-solving, where our craftspeople and engineers collaborate to bring your ideas to life, creating customer-specific solutions with an eye on environmental responsibility.

Our Mill’s unique capabilities offer you a wide range of options, including custom color runs, specialty sizes, add-on functionalities, and more, setting new standards for customer focus and paper possibilities.

01 – Capabilities
Craftsmanship
02 – Vision & Mission

Passion-Fueled
Cutting-Edge
Craftsmanship

Vision

Our Vision is to be the preferred supplier of premium recycled printing paper, consistently delivering high standards of safety, sustainability, and customer service.

Mission

To create the very best recycled printing Paper on the market, delighting our customers, while providing good jobs and strong economic growth for our People and our community, with a hard focus on doing what’s right for the Planet.

02 – Vision & Mission
Foundation
03 – Values

Our Foundation

Our foundation is built upon a set of Core Values that resonate through every fiber of our organization. We embrace these values as guiding principles that shape our culture, define our identity, and inspire us to strive for excellence every day.

Value 1: People
Respecting and enriching the lives of our employees, customers, and community

Value 2: Safety

Protecting the health and safety of our employees and the community

Value 3: Integrity
Upholding the highest ethical standards through transparency, accountability, and trust

Value 4: Sustainability

Protecting the environment, preserving earth’s natural resources for future generations

03 – Values
A Story We Are Proud Of

The History of Our Paper Mill

01 - 09
1881 -2001

The Mill opens and operates continuously for 120 years

Built and opened in 1881 by Morrison, Bare, and Cass Paper Manufacturing, the Mill merged with West Virginia Pulp & Paper Company in 1889. The company changed its name to Westvaco Corporation in 1969, and went on to become a world leader in paper manufacturing, maintaining operations at the Tyrone Mill until 2001.

2001

The merger of Westvaco and Mead resulted in a consolidation of operations which led to the closing of the Tyrone mill in 2001. The sudden and unexpected shutdown put nearly 270 people in the small community of Tyrone, PA, out of work.

Some whose families worked at the Mill for generations

2003

A group of past mill managers, local investors, and business leaders came together with a plan to revive the mill under a new name - American Eagle Paper Mills.

The new team decided to focus on creating the best recycled printing paper in the industry 

2003 – 2012

The Mill successfully retooled and sourced post-consumer waste paper to manufacture recycled rolls for commercial print production.

Sales grew and the community was hopeful for economic revitalization.

2013

A high-speed cut-size sheeter was installed, allowing the Mill to add premium recycled office paper to its product line.

This opened new markets, resulting in exponential sales growth.

2015

The line of recycled paper products was expanded with a range of vibrant colors.

From standard to custom, the launch of colored paper attracted a new market.

2016

The company strengthened its commitment to sustainability with a $10 million investment, replacing its 1957 coal-fired boiler with a highly efficient natural gas boiler.

The new energy source, combined with an upgraded power distribution system, dramatically reduced greenhouse gas emissions and lowered water intake by over 80%.

2023 – 2024

Continuing environmental improvements, American Eagle took down the 300-foot smokestack, 5-story boiler room (original energy plant), and original storage facility.

These 140-year-old structures will be replaced with new and efficient buildings and operations to enhance sustainability, grow capacity, and vertically integrate fiber prep for cost savings. 

Today

Today American Eagle Paper Mills produces around 220 tons of recycled paper products daily and employs over 200 people, up over 20% from the startup in 2003. 

We're proud of what our team has accomplished and excited about the future

1881 -2001

The Mill opens and operates continuously for 120 years

Built and opened in 1881 by Morrison, Bare, and Cass Paper Manufacturing, the Mill merged with West Virginia Pulp & Paper Company in 1889. The company changed its name to Westvaco Corporation in 1969, and went on to become a world leader in paper manufacturing, maintaining operations at the Tyrone Mill until 2001.

2001

The merger of Westvaco and Mead resulted in a consolidation of operations which led to the closing of the Tyrone mill in 2001. The sudden and unexpected shutdown put nearly 270 people in the small community of Tyrone, PA, out of work.

Some whose families worked at the Mill for generations

2003

A group of past mill managers, local investors, and business leaders came together with a plan to revive the mill under a new name - American Eagle Paper Mills.

The new team decided to focus on creating the best recycled printing paper in the industry 

2003 – 2012

The Mill successfully retooled and sourced post-consumer waste paper to manufacture recycled rolls for commercial print production.

Sales grew and the community was hopeful for economic revitalization.

2013

A high-speed cut-size sheeter was installed, allowing the Mill to add premium recycled office paper to its product line.

This opened new markets, resulting in exponential sales growth.

2015

The line of recycled paper products was expanded with a range of vibrant colors.

From standard to custom, the launch of colored paper attracted a new market.

2016

The company strengthened its commitment to sustainability with a $10 million investment, replacing its 1957 coal-fired boiler with a highly efficient natural gas boiler.

The new energy source, combined with an upgraded power distribution system, dramatically reduced greenhouse gas emissions and lowered water intake by over 80%.

2023 – 2024

Continuing environmental improvements, American Eagle took down the 300-foot smokestack, 5-story boiler room (original energy plant), and original storage facility.

These 140-year-old structures will be replaced with new and efficient buildings and operations to enhance sustainability, grow capacity, and vertically integrate fiber prep for cost savings. 

Today

Today American Eagle Paper Mills produces around 220 tons of recycled paper products daily and employs over 200 people, up over 20% from the startup in 2003. 

We're proud of what our team has accomplished and excited about the future

Meet the Team

The People 
Behind the Paper

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Scott Igoe
Scott Igoe President

I am most proud of the successes we’ve had as a team. The employees are always thinking of ways to get better results.
Scott Igoe President
Clark A
Clark Adelman Vice President Finance and Administration

They said we were crazy to reopen this Mill, but here we are 20 years later, running a highly successful business and employing over 200 people.
Clark Adelman Vice President Finance and Administration
Bill Naugle
Bill Naugle Director of Process Control

I’ve been here over 45 years. What we do is hard work and complex. I invent processes that make things easier. And I love mentoring our new people.
Bill Naugle Director of Process Control
Alan Bobb
Allan Bobb Paper Process Superintendent

I genuinely believe we are the best at what we do. No one can do 100% recycled paper better than we can.
Allan Bobb Paper Process Superintendent
Colin S
Colin Symons Fiber/Furnish Manager

I’m especially proud of the new products we’ve developed. I like taking a sample from a customer and figuring out how to turn it into a truckload.
Colin Symons Fiber/Furnish Manager
Jerrod Good
Jerrod Good Safety Director

I enjoy that each day will likely hold something different. Good, bad, or indifferent, the best part is that we have a willingness from everybody to work together to get the job done safely.
Jerrod Good Safety Director
Jay Lyon
Jay Lyons Vice President Sales & Marketing

I am proud to be part of a company that leads the way in sustainable product innovation.
Jay Lyons Vice President Sales & Marketing
Greg Bowen
Greg Bowen Vice President of Sales

I love that I get to sell the most differentiated and unique paper product in our marketplace.
Greg Bowen Vice President of Sales
Angie Cleckner
Angie Cleckner Customer Service Manager

I am proud to be the 4th generation to work at the Tyrone Mill. My great-grandfather, grandfather, uncle all worked here. It's in our blood
Angie Cleckner Customer Service Manager
Gale Johnsonbaugh
Gale Johnsonbaugh Customer Service Representative

I enjoy working with our customers to ensure they receive the best service and are happy with the paper we make them.
Gale Johnsonbaugh Customer Service Representative
Heather
Heather Castagnola Customer Service Representative

I love talking to the area schools about how our Mill makes 100% recycled paper and the advances we’re making in sustainability.
Heather Castagnola Customer Service Representative
Vince
Vince Iapalucci Sales

It’s fun reaching out to the big Fortune 500 companies and telling them about our uniquely-made eco-friendly paper. They really like our story.
Vince Iapalucci Sales
Rick Sanchez
Rick Sanchez Sales

Working here with generations of family members fills me with great pride. It's not just a job; it’s a legacy of shared dedication and values.
Rick Sanchez Sales
Barb Griffin
Barb Griffin Director of Fiber Procurement

What makes this Mill work so well is that it's not corporate America, we can make decisions quickly.
Barb Griffin Director of Fiber Procurement
Johnathan Rice
Jonathan Rice Quality & Product Development Manager

As a chemical engineer, I never thought I’d be making paper.
Jonathan Rice Quality & Product Development Manager
Mindy
Mindy Retherford Controller

I love the rich history of the company. Makes me even more appreciative to be on the team that’s taking the Mill into the next era.
Mindy Retherford Controller
Tammy
Tammy Reeve Director of Human Resources

I’m impressed by the dynamic leadership team with their deep knowledge and respect of the Mill’s history, and their focus on embracing change to ensure its future.
Tammy Reeve Director of Human Resources
Lexie S
Lexie Steiner Human Resources Generalist

The employees here are so special – feels like family. Everyone is always willing to help each other.
Lexie Steiner Human Resources Generalist
Ron Grados
Ron Grados IT Manager

As the IT Manager, having the freedom and flexibility to implement the technology that we need has been very fulfilling.
Ron Grados IT Manager
Jim Mc Gregor
Jim McGregor Maintenance Superintendent

Our maintenance team makes sure everything is in perfect working condition, so that the operation runs smoothly, 24/7.
Jim McGregor Maintenance Superintendent
Ryan M
Ryan McChessney Director of Supply Chain Management

I like being part of a team that pulls together to achieve the best output possible through hard work, creative thinking, and innovation.
Ryan McChessney Director of Supply Chain Management
Ryan G Update
Ryan Gorsuch Machine Room Superintendent

I look forward to making this a better place to work for all of us.  Almost a family like atmosphere, much different than working for a larger corporation.
Ryan Gorsuch Machine Room Superintendent
Ryan Shultz
Ryan Shultz Converting Manager

The best part of working at the Mill is making 100% recycled paper and working with a team that is always striving to do it better.
Ryan Shultz Converting Manager
Tobe M
Tobe Mentzer Electrical & Instrumentation Superintendent

The most fun thing about this job is walking into something different every day.
Tobe Mentzer Electrical & Instrumentation Superintendent

08/10/2022

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