Company History

  1. 2020
  2.  
  3. 2015

    Becomes Essendant.

  4.  
  5. 2014

    Acquires CPO Commerce, MEDCO and G2S.

  6.  
  7. 2012

    Acquires O.K.I. Supply.

  8.  
  9. 2010
  10.  
  11. 2010

    Acquires MBS Dev.

  12.  
  13. 2007

    Acquires ORS Nasco.

  14.  
  15. 2005

    Acquires Sweet Paper.

  16.  
  17. 2001

    Acquires Peerless Paper.

  18.  
  19. 2000

    Acquires Lagasse.

  20. 2000
  21.  
  22. 1996

    Acquires Azerty.

  23.  
  24. 1995

    Acquired by Associated Stationers.

  25.  
  26. 1992

    Acquires Stationers Distributing Company.

  27.  
  28. 1990
  29.  
  30. 1981

    United Stationers becomes a public company.

  31.  
  32. 1980
  33.  
  34. 1978

    The Company begins to operate exclusively as an office products wholesaler and opens its first state-of-the-art distribution center.

  35.  
  36. 1970
  37.  
  38. 1960

    Management recognizes growing business opportunities in the office products wholesale business.

  39.  
  40. 1950
  41.  
  42. 1937

    The company opens its first retail store and publishes its first office products catalog.

  43.  
  44. 1930
  45.  
  46. 1922

    The company is incorporated under the name Utility Supply Company.

  47.  
  48. 1920