UPM North America: Meeting our customers´ paper needs, on-time

UPM Paper in North America provides a wide variety of printing paper options for end-uses including magazines, catalogs, inserts, high-end advertising, direct mail, and more. From glossy coated freesheet to supercalendered papers, UPM has a paper solution for most print projects and budgets.

​UPM serves printer, distribution, and end-use customers from 15 modern paper mills located across Europe and the United States. Our extensive logistics infrastructure provides dependable importing, warehousing, and transportation to achieve exceptional on-time delivery performance.

​​One domestic mill, located in Grand Rapids, Minnesota manufactures coated groundwood and super-calendered papers in a variety of basis weights and finishes. We offer a high level of service with access to multiple railroads as well as an established truck network.

Our teams work together to meet your needs, we are dedicated to your success

​UPM Blandin

UPM Blandin is one of North America's leading producers of high-quality lightweight coated magazine and catalog printing papers and utilizes best available technology and fresh wood fiber. Located in Grand Rapids, Minnesota adjacent to the Mississippi River, the mill's Midwest location and world-class logistics infrastructure offer efficient access to many printer locations.

UPM Blandin

​Import Capabilities and Supply Chain Center


UPM imports over 600,000 tons of paper annually through three East Coast ports. Specially designed vessels, carrying over 15,000 tons of paper, arrive at the ports of Baltimore, Maryland and Jacksonville, Florida on a weekly basis to service customers in the United States. UPM also utilizes ocean container transload operations at the ports of New York.

Multiple port terminal warehouses, located strategically around the country, provide over 850,000 square feet of storage space for damage free handling and stocking programs to support quick-turn delivery needs.

A team of Customer Service and Logistics professionals are dedicated to providing world-class service from our North American Supply Chain Center in Naperville, Illinois.

​Blandin Forestry

UPM Blandin Forestry in the USA is responsible for supplying the Blandin paper mill with the timber it requires and for sustainable management of the forests owned by UPM in the USA. The forestry unit is based at the mill in the town of Grand Rapids, Minnesota. UPM owns and manages 187,876 acres of forest land making it one of the largest private owners in Minnesota.



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