Mitchel Garfinkle founded Mitchel Lincoln Paper in 1965. ‘’Mitch’’, as everyone called him, led the company for four decades with hands-on approach and an open-door philosophy. If you wanted to see him, chances were you would find him improving things in the factory, listening to customers, or talking with the drivers – always out there and involved rather than behind an office desk. He was later joined by his sons, Jimmy and David and daughter, Joanne.
Mitchel-Lincoln Paper, founded by Mitch Garfinkle, begins as a distributor of packaging products.
Mitchel-Lincoln Paper joins forces with Toronto based Atlantic Packaging (manufacturers of linerboard, corrugated boxes and newsprint).
Mitchel-Lincoln Paper becomes Mitchel-Lincoln Packaging Ltd. The company installs a 97” corrugator, housed in a brand new facility at 3737 Thimens Blvd. in Ville St-Laurent. Mitchel-Lincoln becomes a corrugated paper manufacturer and ships to customers across Quebec.
Mitchel-Lincoln acquires Emballage Victoriaville, a sheet plant operation servicing primarily the furniture industry and covering the heart of Quebec.
Mitchel-Lincoln complements its production capabilities by establishing its own distribution division, Festival Packaging Inc., with Jimmy Garfinkle as president.
On March 28, Mitchel-Lincoln received ISO-9002 certification and continues to be successfully audited for the next 20 years. Today, Mitchel-Lincoln is ISO-9001-2008 accredited and in June 2011 received its FSC certification.
Emballage Victoriaville ceases operations in order to open a $30,000,000 state-of-the-art 280,000 square foot facility in Drummondville, Quebec. This new box manufacturing plant is located in the industrial park of Drummondville and was renamed accordingly: Mitchel-Lincoln Packaging Ltd. – Drummondville. This facility serves the Eastern Townships, Quebec City, Quebec’s North Shore and South Shore, as well as Northern New England and Upstate New York.
Mitchel-Lincoln along with its partner, Atlantic Packaging Products Ltd, begins building its own recycled paper mill in Scarborough, Ontario. New Forest Paper Mill opens its facilities in May 2006 and produces high performance linerboard and medium.
The Mitchel-Lincoln Group has three of the most productive plants in Canada, remaining ahead of the seven standards set by the Canadian Corrugated Case Association. A complete line of corrugated products is manufactured in the most efficient and modern plants, responding to a growing customer base with products and services of superior quality.
This year marks the 70,000 square feet expansion of our Drummondville plant.
Mitchel-Lincoln Packaging Ltd. proudly acquires Induscorr in May of 2014, a leader in the production of specialty corrugated products. With its team of employees and their facilities, they produce a wide variety of flutes, distinguishing themselves particularly in the triple wall and specialized containers.
Mitchel-Lincoln Packaging completed the installation of a Flexo FFG 8.20 Experline in January 2016. Equipped with an automatic feeder and palletizer, it can produce 24,000 boxes per hour with an adjustment time of 2 minutes. Click on the image to view our video.
Furthermore, we are proud to announce the acquisition of Imacor in March 2016; a leader in the conception and production of temporary and permanent POP displays (point-of-purchase) as well as displays for the POS field (point-of-sale).