Roaring Spring Paper Products
Our mission is to commit to quality, integrity, customer service, and
business ethics in order to insure our customers always get the very
best by staying ahead of industry trends with the goal of creating
winning relationships with our ever increasing customer base.
In 1887 Daniel M. Bare founded the Roaring Spring Blank Book Company to produce ledgers,
journals, etc., hence the name 'Blank Book'. Today the company has grown
from a 20 person operation in a small two story brick building to over 250 employees in 400,000 square foot of modern manufacturing and distribution facilities that produce
a variety of school and office paper products.
The earliest company history dates back to September 2nd 1886, when the Martinsburg Herald
announced that "work had begun on building the new Blank Book Factory in
Roaring Spring. A frame building 100 feet square." Funding for the
building was provided by Mr. Bare, who also helped found the local paper
mill. Production began in 1887 using paper from the mill. But a fire in
the next door blacksmith shop spread to the plant, destroying both. The
following year, a new structure was erected and production resumed.
Under the direction of plant manager, Dr. A. L. Garver. Success came
quickly for the young company. By the early 1900's the plant had grown
to 50,000 square feet.
The company underwent major expansions in the 1920's, 1960's, and 1990's adding additional
floor and warehouse space in Roaring Spring and Martinsburg.
Roaring Spring Blank Book is now one of the largest independently owned producers of school and
office supplies. Special high speed equipment not only produces
notebooks, pads, and tablets, but construction paper, poster board, and
pocket folders. Complimenting the production equipment is an in-house
printing operation that provides fast service and assures consistent
quality for the numerous direct order print jobs received from private
customers such as colleges and universities.
Through five generations and more than 100 years Roaring Spring Blank Book Company has grown from
a hand-full of customers to thousands of accounts nationwide. Never the
less, the company has not lost sight of founder D.M. Bare's original
commitments to quality products and community involvement.