April 12, 2018 — Winnebago, Neb. – The Flatwater Group, a division of Ho-Chunk, Inc., has partnered with minority-owned manufacturing company Empire Office Products LLC to develop and distribute Green Mountain Paper Products, announced corporate President and CEO Lance Morgan. Ho-Chunk, Inc. is the socio-economic development corporation owned by the Winnebago Tribe of Nebraska.

Michael Houser, Senior Business Development Manager at the Flatwater Group said, “Empire and Flatwater began doing business together in early 2013 and have supplied over 60 million pounds of paper in rolls and sheets to commercial, industrial, academic, and government customers across the country. We decided to bring our collective strengths together to produce a new paper product we could manufacture responsibly and distribute efficiently to help companies meet their budgets and diversity spend goals. As a result, Green Mountain Paper Products was born.”

Houser said the Green Mountain Paper Products line offers customers a wide variety of responsibly-sourced products including supply copy, recycled, cover and card stock, and custom cut rolls and sheets.

He added, “Our paper products are made from Sustainable Forestry Initiative (SFI) certified sourcing material, Elemental Chlorine Free (ECF) fiber content, and 30 percent post-consumer recycled content, using ColorLok Technology for faster drying, bolder blacks and vivid colors. Green Mountain Paper Products are also manufactured under alkaline (acid free) conditions for increased longevity and performance.”

For more information about Green Mountain Paper Products, please visit www.GMpapers.com.

Empire Office Products and Paper LLC is an African American owned manufacturing company with unparalleled strength in supply and manufacturing. Headquartered in Detroit, Mich., they offer a wide variety of printing and imaging papers, office supplies and Tier 1 Print Management Solutions.

The Flatwater Group is a highly professional collection of small businesses delivering quality, cost-effective products and services to U.S. Government agencies. They specialize in office, health, and technology solutions, professional support services, raw and fabricated metals, and logistics services. The Flatwater Group includes businesses that are certified participants in the 8(a) program of the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA), HUBZone and Buy Indian Programs. The group also includes ISO 9001:2008 certified companies.

For more information about the Flatwater Group, please visit www.flatwater-group.com.