A Family Mission

In 1972, veteran packaging salesman William A. Fischer spotted an opportunity. The paper products industry had plenty of players, but few manufacturers capable of delivering consistently high-quality products and personal service to match. Bill knew a company that listened closely to clients and cared enough to take care of the little details other manufacturers forgot would succeed. So he hired two employees, bought two machines from the now-defunct St. Louis Bag Company, and set to work turning Fischer into the Midwest’s go-to for high-quality specialty bags.


By the late 80s, Fischer Paper would add customizable products and a national sales force with Martin Fischer leading our first major expansion. In the early 90s, Benno Fischer oversaw a host of updates and improvements, keeping our founder’s customer-first approach alive and well by establishing the operational, service, and quality assurance team that would redefine Fischer’s success. By the early 00s, William C. Fischer had proven himself as Vice-President of Sales & Marketing. And today, Ben’s son, Joshua Fischer, leads nearly 100 employees as sole owner and President of Fischer Paper Products.


Over the decades, the leadership of Fischer Paper Products has been handed down from one generation to the next. And each time, a singular responsibility was handed down with it: a promise to stand by our word to every client, on every project. To deliver our best, one little detail at a time. And to keep building William A. Fischer’s dream.


Bill imagined a paper company you could count on, known for the quality of its products and the attentiveness of its people. That’s the Fischer we’ve always been. That’s the Fischer we’re building today.