Timeline

The NORKOL family is proud of our history, from our humble beginnings in the Midwest to the diverse, nationally accessible company we have grown into today after decades of growth and expansion. No matter how far we extend our products and services, we will always bring our founding values with us from Dallas to New York to Seattle, and everywhere in between. Over the course of our journey, NORKOL has retained our veteran staff with invaluable industry expertise and years of experience, making our success their success too. We are tremendously grateful to them, and the loyal customers we’ve met along the way.

Norbert Kolinski's family celebrates Norkol's 50th anniversary!
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Norbert Kolinski grandchildren sporting Norkol 50th anniversary jackets
1968
FOUNDING

Norbert and M.E. Kolinski found Norkol, Inc. in Northlake, IL at a 12,000 sq. ft. warehouse on March 14th.

1985
OPERATION EXPANSION

Norkol acquires Gibraltor. Introduced into the sheet fed and packaging papers markets.

1987
OPERATION EXPANSION

Norkol purchases Arlington Paper and Board, introducing Norkol to the newsprint and line board in medium markets.

1993
LOCATION EXPANSION

Norkol increases service and market reach with a new facility near Dallas built from the ground up.

2004
SALES EXPANSION

Norkol expands its sales force reach from coast-to-coast with satellite offices in 5 Philadelphia, New York, and Seattle.

2005
LOCATION EXPANSION

Norkol expands capabilities again with the development of a location in Newark, DE.

2009
SERVICE EXPANSION

Introduced RollRazor cutting technology into the market at our Northlake, IL facility.

2014
MARKET EXPANSION

Industrial Packaging Division in Northlake and Dallas.

2017
LOCATION EXPANSION

Norkol expands converting capacity in Longview, WA

2018
50 YEAR ANNIVERSARY

By retaining our valuable veterans in the Norkol family, we are able to continue our tradition of excellence into future generations.