Jim and Bette Kent founded the company in 1967 with a single product (gummed tape) and apart-time driver. Today, we are a thriving firm with multiple locations and product lines. Thecompany has always been family owned and operated. Current owner and President Ronnie Kent joined the business at age 16, earning his own sales territory by age 19. He later came inside as Operations Manager and eventually Sales Manager before he became President of Associated Paper in 1990. In January 2005, Marie Kent Rainey, the third generation of the Kent family, joined the company full time.
The Kent family philosophy has always been to establish and maintain partnerships with our customers, providing quality products and services tailored to their needs. We strive to present new and distinctive products that differentiate us from our competitors. Our staff is very well trained and we encourage their continued growth in order to meet our goal of providing incomparable service to our customer base.
A Tradition of Excellence
Spanning our 40 years of operation, Associated Paper, Inc. has established itself as a reliable industry leader serving the metro Atlanta and mid-Georgia market. Our sourcing expertise has been developed over three generations. We are uniquely capable of tapping into a multitude of business relationships in order to provide specifically requested products for our customers. Our employees have the training, knowledge, ability and long-standing relationships with manufacturers to satisfy our customers' needs. If we don't stock it, we can find it. You can always count on Associated Paper, Inc. to go the extra mile for you. Let us prove to you how our dedication to excellence can benefit your business and help you achieve maximum results and profitability.