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Paper Suppliers: Access leading distributor decision makers

Think of NPTA as Access to the Premier Distributors in the Industry

NPTA is the premier association of wholesale paper distributor decision-makers in North America. These distributor principals participate in NPTA to interact with peers and trading partners, access paper industry benchmarking data and stay informed on issues that impact their business.

In bringing together this executive-level interchange, NPTA has created an extremely focused audience for paper manufacturers and service suppliers. NPTA allows you to tap into this exclusive network of industry leaders and innovators.

More than 50 wholesale paper distributor firms, operating 1,000+ distribution centers, are NPTA members and attend our events in order to source new products and find innovative new lines.

Thirty-five leading paper suppliers actively participate in NPTA to facilitate their efforts to establish a strong and profitable distribution network and stay abreast of trends impacting the distribution channel.

Access the supplier application form with dues schedule.

Definition of a Supplier Member:

Suppliers of paper or other products distributed through the industry that have facilities in North America.

Why should a supplier join NPTA?

Paper distribution companies belong to NPTA to enhance their leadership development, competitive advantage and bottom line. If your plans call for selling through wholesale paper distributors, active participation in NPTA is a cost- and time-efficient means of building distributor relations, gaining knowledge about paper distribution trends and ultimately growing your distributor sales.

In a word, it's access. We unite the leading distributors from across North America and help to facilitate your ability to access them. You could travel across the continent attempting to get an audience with the principles of these paper distribution firms or you can attend an NPTA event and meet with them all at one time.

Developing strong relationships with your distribution partners and fully understanding their needs today as well as in the coming years is vital to the success of any supplier looking to establish a strong and profitable distribution network. Communication is key. Information is invaluable. Personally knowing the players in the paper distribution community will make a significant impact on your success.


NPTA connects your firm to the paper distribution channel. We make your life easier. We unite your customers and potential customers. We educate your customers so that they are stronger. We create an environment which is conducive to effective communication between trading partners. We stimulate innovative thinking that can solve your most challenging distribution challenges.


If you are ready to start enjoying the many benefits of membership, simply print an application and forward it to us. Our application will explain in greater detail the goals of the association, membership eligibility, restrictions, payment options and fees. To hear why other industry-leading firms participate in NPTA – directly from top executives – watch our membership video.

Print a supplier membership application and dues schedule.

Julie Schertell"NPTA provides a great foundation to interact with our most strategic partners."
Julie Schertell, President, Fine Paper, Neenah Paper, Inc.

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