Stevens Point has a long history becoming a lumbering center with lots of ties to Conservation legacy, from the giant iconic Sand Country Bench on display in the Stevens Point Sculpture Park to the nation’s first conservation educational major created in 1946 and formed into the College of Natural Resources in 1970 at the University of Wisconsin Stevens Point. Today, UW Stevens Point is a premier College of Natural Resources with Paper Science and Engineering. Sentry Insurance is based out of Stevens Point and the most recent Sentry Tournament of Champions announces record $694,705 raised for charity in 2023.
Stevens Point is located on the Wisconsin River with a long history of Forestry, Paper, and Pulp Manufacturing. At one time, the Wisconsin River Paper Industry had the largest number of Paper and Pulp mills in the world producing writing, printing, and text & cover papers. Today, most of these companies are gone and the remaining companies are focusing on Packaging and Specialty Paper grades.
However, Stevens Point has a wide variety of companies dependent on the paper industry that evolved from paper manufacturing!
- Pixelle Specialty Solutions has an extensive portfolio of coated, uncoated, kraft and a comprehensive line of specialty papers for a wide base of customers.
- Spectra Print is one of Wisconsin largest commercial printers with extensive capabilities servicing a nationwide customer base.
- Neenah Paper/Mativ produces text, cover, board and packaging papers servicing customers nationwide.
- Ox Industries is the largest independently owned vertically integrated producer of paperboard, paper tube, specialty paper and packaging products.
- DigiCopy, headquarters out of Stevens Point, has facilities across Wisconsin with full-service printing, bindery, wide format, mailing and other capabilities.
- Worzalla is one of the leading printers in the USA of award-winning books through innovative print solutions for more than a century. They are a 100% employee-owned company.
- JHL Digital Direct specialists in ALL areas of direct mail production servicing a nationwide base of customers
- Badger Plastics & Supply is a full-line distributor of mechanical and industrial plastics.