Letter From The President

133 years have passed since Herbert E. Westervelt founded Prairie States Paper Corporation. The company has experienced many changes over that time. It began with a patent on a grocery bag and has evolved into a diverse natural resource based company. Today, as The Westervelt Company, that same pride, innovative spirit and commitment to excellence that was instilled into the company 133 years ago still exists and is found all across the organization.

As an organization, our cultural foundation is built on our commitment to the safety of our employees, the quality of our products and services, sustainable stewardship of our land and our fundamental respect for people. The significant individual professional investments made by our people, and our strong belief in teamwork, defines who we are as a company today. At The Westervelt Company, we operate distinct businesses. Please visit each of our business units' individual sites by clicking on their name(s) on our homepage.

At The Westervelt Company, we are supportive of many community organizations and causes. We are grateful for the communities where we operate and where our employees and customers live. It is our responsibility to make positive contributions to our communities and support those who have helped create success at The Westervelt Company over the years.

Brian Luoma
President & CEO