About Us

About Us – The Norkol Family

From our inception in 1968, Norkol has operated as a family-owned commercial printing paper and converting services provider. Even back then, founders Norbert and Mary Ellen Kolinski believed in transforming everyday problems into solutions, rather than adhering to the same methods and limitations of every other company in the industry. Their creative spirit launched Norkol into becoming one of the largest independently owned paper distributors and converters in the nation.

A Brief Overview of Norkol

Sustainable Practices & Transformational Service

Thanks to that same problem solving culture, Norkol became known as one of the earliest innovators in sustainable, waste-saving practices within the Forest products industry. As a result, our knack for improving processes and practices also earned us a reputation for truly transformational service. Together with our diverse offering of quality products and a proven record of sustainability, our independent operation continues to create the same extraordinary customer experience our founders designed, with all the benefits of a 21st century upgrade.

Rapid, Reliable Delivery

In maintaining a versatile offering of paper grades and the latest winding, trimming, and custom sheeting equipment available at multiple locations, Norkol also ensures that our customers obtain what they need when they need it. Meeting and exceeding deadlines on rapid turnaround orders is where we shine the brightest.

Norbert Kolinski the founder of Norkol - About Us

Norbert Kolinski founder of Norkol

Creativity. Sustainability. Reliability.

That’s our story.


We deliver creative solutions for our customers’ unique needs through diversified sourcing and converting capabilities. For over 50 years, our family owned business has viewed each day as an opportunity to provide quality, efficient, and timely solutions.


Our vision is to serve as a partner to our customers/vendors in developing quality solutions to their existing and future needs, while keeping our core family values of honesty and integrity. Safety and professional accountability is at the heart of what we do.

Norkol is proud to partner with NAMI, the National Alliance on Mental Illness as a NAMI StigmaFree Company. Norkol will be contributing a portion of net profits generated from the Packing News & Moving Pads Division to NAMI to help ensure that their vital support, education and awareness efforts are available for the 1 in 5 Americans who are affected by mental health conditions, resulting in a minimum charitable contribution of $5,000 to be donated to NAMI in 2018. Additionally, we are wrapping our packing news distribution in green wrap in support of NAMI. We encourage you to take the StigmaFree Pledge and learn more by visiting NAMI.org/StigmaFree.