About Us

About Us

Three Generations of Partnership

For over 50 years, Norkol has grown from a single warehouse to one of the nation’s largest family-owned converters and distributors of paper and packaging products.

We’ve come a long way, but our core values have remained the same: family first, integrity always and safety above all.
With Norkol, you’re not just hiring a supplier. You’re gaining a dedicated partner. We treat our customers, employees and associates like they’re part of our family.
Since 1968, we’ve been committed to finding the right products, the right quality at the right price.

A Brief Overview



Norbert and Mary Ellen Kolinski found Norkol, Inc. in Northlake, IL at a 12,000 sq. ft. warehouse


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


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


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


Norkol expands its sales force reach from coast-to-coast with satellite offices in 3 Philadelphia, New York, and Seattle.


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


Norkol expands its Industrial Packaging division in Northlake and Dallas.


Norkol expands converting capacity to Longview, WA.


Martin Kolinski, takes over the role of CEO and becomes the third generation Kolinski to lead the Norkol team.

Reliability. Sustainability.

That’s our story.

Creative Solutions

Partner with problem-solvers. We don’t adhere to the standard methods and limitations of other companies. We continue to pave the way for innovative solutions as we’ve always done.

Rapid, Reliable Delivery

Get your products on time. Meeting and exceeding deadlines on rapid turnaround orders is our specialty. You can trust you’ll receive your products when you need them.

Sustainable Practices

Work with people who care. Norkol is known throughout the industry as one of the earliest innovators in sustainable, waste-saving practices. We go the extra mile to reduce our environmental impact and ensure our natural resources are being used responsibly.

Partnerships & Certifications

Green Certifications

At Norkol we believe that responsible stewardship of our natural resources is vital to all of our futures. Holding true to our values of sustainability and integrity, we continue our commitment to responsible forest management by gaining the following certifications.


Norkol is proud to partner with NAMI, the National Alliance on Mental Illness as a NAMI StigmaFree Company.
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