About

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.

 

Awards
 
2014 Pinnacle Award Packaging from TUG
2013 Gold Medal- Jan/San from TUG
2012 Pinnacle Award  Jan/San from TUG
2008 Gold Medal- Jan/San TUG
2007 The United Group- "Member of the Year"
2006 The United Group- Janitorial/ Sanitary "Gold Medal Winner"
2005 The United Group- Industrial Packaging "Gold Crown Medal"
2004 The United Group- Industrial Packaging "Gold Crown Medal"
2002 The United Group- Industrial Packaging "Gold Crown Medal"
Charter Member of the Georgia Sanitary Supply Association
1995 The United Group- "Admirals Club of Excellence"
1991 National Paper Trade Association "Best of the Best- Phoenix Award"
1991 Georgia Blue Chip Business Award by Connecticut Mutual and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce