Beloit Box Board Company has been manufacturing 100% recycled and recyclable paperboard since 1907.
We began as one of the pioneers in recycling, and continue today to advance our production capabilities to better serve customers and preserve the environment.
This dedication to progress has been consistent through five generations of family ownership and promises to ensure continued leadership in the future.
Take a look back at how one of the oldest mills in the Midwest has evolved to remain one of the most productive and efficient.
- 1855 - Beloit Paper Mill Company started from a saw mill plant
- 1892 - Paper machine installed
- 1907 - Paper mill purchased and renamed Beloit Box Board Company - President - Henry Weis
- 1917 - President - Fred M. Coons
- 1920's - Paper and straw were replaced with recycled waste paper as raw material
- 1923 - J.A. Fisher (1st generation of family ownership)
**J.A. Fisher was Mill Superintendent and part owner from 1907 - 1922**
- 1925 - Coal-fired boilers were installed to supply steam for drying of paperboard
- 1946 - President - Ernest R. Fisher (2nd generation of ownership)
- 1953 - New paper machine lineshaft drive equipment installed
- 1960 - Boilers were converted to burn natural gas instead of coal
- 1961 - Complete new stock preparation system installed
- 1963 - President - Ralph M. Fisher
- 1965 - President - John D. Fisher (3rd generation of ownership)
- 1970's - Paper machine dryers and drives replaced
- 1980's - Wet end of the paper machine was rebuilt and expanded from four to six cylinders, a closed hood was added to the dryer section for more efficient drying, the process water system was completely closed to conserve fresh water and energy, and new guillotine paper cutters were added in the cutting department
- 1985 - President Joseph Chamberlain (4th generation of ownership)
- 1990's - Stock preparation system was updated with new hydrapulpers, pressure screens, and monitoring equipment
- 1992 - Sheeter on the paper machine was rebuilt for more accurate slitting and cutting
- 1998 - New office was built and computer system installed; waste paper facilities were updated
- 2000 - New highly efficient burner and package boiler installed; additional new guillotine paper cutter added in the cutting department
- 2005 - New press section, electric drives, and seventh cylinder installed on paper machine
- 2006 - President - Andrew Chamberlain (5th generation of ownership)
- 2009 - New Calendar Stack, upgraded in-line sheeter, upgraded incoming electrical