A Word From Dave Southworth

A Word From Dave Southworth

It is with great pride and humility that I accept the challenge to write the company’s first blog post.

Being a fifth generation Southworth to serve as president of a traditional New England paper mill, I am in awe of the pioneering spirit of my ancestors who founded the company and kept it going and growing through the Civil War, the Industrial Revolution, and the Great Depression.

Many mills have come and gone, but with luck, pluck, and a seasoned staff of innovative thinkers and talented craftsmen we continue to thrive. In spite of technology’s impact and the so-called “paperless office” I am here to testify that nothing could be farther from the truth.

There will always be a need for fine paper in homes and offices, and in the burgeoning home-office. Whether it’s for a critical presentation, a hard won contract, a doctoral thesis, or a résumé and cover letter for a new career, the paper that you choose to print it on can have a huge impact on the receiver. Yes, it’s a fast paced world we live in, but let’s not lose sight of the fact that we are beings blessed with five senses. We use two of them every time we handle a document. We can easily see the finish of a quality sheet of paper; and subconsciously we feel and appreciate the texture of cotton. It’s a basic tactile quality that’s hard to describe but universally recognized.

I could go on extolling the virtues of the printed word, but I was told to be brief. I have a rather biased opinion on the subject, but I would love to open up a dialog with our readers.

What do you love about paper?

How are you using paper in your daily life?

What’s your favorite Southworth product?

How can we help you?

Now it’s your turn…

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