Contact: Matt Freed
Director of Stores
Millcraft Acquires Assets of TNT Papercraft
Cleveland, Ohio – March 23, 2023- The Millcraft Paper Company announced today that it has acquired the assets of TNT Papercraft, Cincinnati, Ohio, effective April 1, 2023. Founded by Don Trautmann in 1995, family-owned TNT has a wonderful reputation as a leading distributor of paper and office products for more than 28 years. The acquisition strengthens Millcraft’s position in Southwest Ohio and the Northern Kentucky region as a leading merchant in the print industry.
TNT Papercraft is known for providing high-quality customer service and has built a strong and loyal customer base. Millcraft will work alongside the team to introduce new core product lines such as retail and beverage packaging, wide format and graphics, as well as apparel solutions. This will continue to benefit and expand opportunities for new and existing TNT customers.
“We are thrilled to welcome TNT to the Millcraft family,” said Travis Mlakar, Millcraft’s President and Chief Executive Officer. “The acquisition aligns with our strategy to expand our distribution services and continue our investment into the communities we call home. Our two companies not only align in core values, but also core products. This, along with their strong customer partnerships, will provide a tremendous opportunity for growth together and help us expand our Buy and Give paper program, through TNT’s expertise in the copy paper market.”
“We are excited to join forces with Millcraft” said Donald Trautmann, Founder and President of TNT Papercraft. “Their commitment to customer service aligns perfectly with our own, as well as the culture that they have established. We are incredibly excited for our customers that have been with us throughout our history and know they will continue to receive the service and delivery they need to effectively grow and thrive in our community, along with a new basket of products and services to drive even more opportunities.”
The acquisition underscores the Cleveland-based distributor’s ongoing growth strategy and continued commitment to investing in its core customer base – today’s commercial printers and graphic communication businesses, who are seeking to diversify beyond traditional paper and print to meet the changing demands of the marketplace.
Founded in 1920 and headquartered in Cleveland, Ohio, Millcraft celebrated 100 years in business as an independent, fourth-generation, family-owned merchant serving the professional paper, packaging and graphic arts industries. Millcraft proudly serves a national customer base with a diversified product offering of printing and office papers and envelopes; industrial, retail and luxury packaging; sign and banner equipment and materials; food and beverage industry supplies and services; apparel decorating equipment and materials; mailing/shipping supplies, and more.
The Millcraft service platform has 21 sales and retail distribution locations in 18 cities. These markets include Akron; Ann Arbor, Buffalo; Cincinnati; Cleveland; Columbus; Dayton; Detroit, Fort Wayne; Greenwich; Indianapolis; Lansing; Louisville; Nashville; Southfield, Springfield, Sterling Heights and Toledo. Long committed to a guiding principle of product sustainability, Millcraft paper and product lines are environmentally certified from the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) and the Sustainable Forestry Initiative (SFI).
Millcraft’s consistent success derives from an unwavering commitment to the guiding principles of its founders to “positively and meaningfully impact the people we work with every day – our co-workers, customers, supply partners, families, communities and friends.” To learn more, please visit www.millcraft.com.