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Paper Merchant Insider

Paper Merchant Insider is NPTA's new quarterly newsletter. Paper Merchant Insider is designed to keep NPTA Members connected with industry events, members and to stay up-to-date on all things NPTA. 




Executive Interview: B.T. Tynes

Face-to-face relationships create trust and continue to drive the paper industry. They always have, and they will for the foreseeable future. “Like most merchants, we make our money by who we know, what we know and then we put our relationships and expertise together,” says Bayard “B.T.” Tynes, Jr., president of Strickland Companies in Birmingham, Ala.

After a sales career in the coal mining industry, Tynes joined the company in 1990 as a paper salesperson and learned the business from the ground up, eventually taking over the 88-year-old company from his father-in-law, George Elliott. Today, Strickland boasts six divisions, 35 salespeople and more than 100 employees. Click here to read more




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