From their website: Donald F. McGrann started D.F. McGrann Company in 1974 as a one-man, home-based manufacturer's representative for Simplicity Pattern Company's Norfolk, New York mill and St. Raymond, a Canadian newsprint and groundwood specialty mill. From this modest start in Watertown, New York, today's McGrann Paper Corporation developed.
In 1978, Don invited his son Karl to join him, and the character of the company began to change from mill rep to that of a merchant firm.
The incorporation of D.F. McGrann Company in 1979 set the stage for growth, a move to larger quarters, and an expansion of services.
The next year was a landmark year at McGrann. First, a move to the 5th floor of the old F.W. Woolworth Company building in downtown Watertown, then the hiring of Keith Castle and Barbara Cook to expand clientele. Thus began a period of rapid growth for D.F. McGrann, Inc. In 1981, the company moved to Stone Street, broadened mill sources and paper lines, and established new customers. When the old New York State D.O.T. building became available in 1985, Don and Karl decided to try warehousing rolls of paper.
In 1986, Don moved to Hilton Head, South Carolina, and passed leadership of McGrann Paper, and the title of President, on to Karl. Don retained the title of Chairman of the Board, and continues to provide sales support.
McGrann was referred by Martha Perez at Spicer Paper