Finch Paper is an advanced manufacturer and keystone economic engine in northern New York. Founded in 1865 and located in the heart of downtown Glens Falls, NY, Finch Paper employs approximately 640 people who convert raw logs into uncoated printing, converting and specialty paper.
Finch Paper operates an integrated pulp and paper mill that includes a cogeneration power plant, converting facility and warehousing. Finch also has a team of professional foresters that sustainably manages public and privately held forestland for New York landowners, including The Nature Conservancy®. Through a public-private partnership with Saratoga County, Finch Paper began a municipal solid-waste business in 2014, projected to deliver $39MM in proceeds to the county over a 20-year period.
Finch’s financial impact on the local economy is over $373MM, supporting more than 2,240 indirect, full-time jobs.*
Finch Paper is 100-percent Boiler MACT compliant (Clean Air Act legislation) and therefore able to invest in its equipment, its systems and its people. Finch Paper has a $20 million investment plan underway. Most recently, Finch installed state-of-the-art wood-yard equipment. The new wood-yard operation is increasing pulp production with reduced energy use, and is spurring further investment throughout Adirondack logging businesses. Finch also is making significant investments in its largest paper machine, and adding paper sheeting capacity and flexibility.
Finch Paper LLC is a privately-held paper company. Its operating partners, Atlas Holding and Blue Wolf Capital Partners, have great expertise in pulp and paper. Atlas Holdings is comprised of 16 companies with more than 15,000 employees throughout North America, Europe, Asia and Australia, generating revenue in excess of $4 billion annually. Blue Wolf has decades of experience growing middle-market companies, with expertise in working with government and organized labor. Together, Atlas Holding and Blue Wolf are responsible and invested owners providing long-term stability, significant investment and a focus on employee safety.
*Economic Impact of Finch Paper of Glens Falls, NY. Prepared by Hugh Canham, Ph.D., Forest and Economic Research, State University of New York College of Environmental Science & Forestry. September 2012.