The history of the Murnane Companies through four generations has been forged on a foundation of hard work and a steadfast determination to further the vision of Joseph Holloway Murnane, as both an innovator and a leader in the industry. Join us as we build upon that legacy toward a fifth generation … and beyond.
Underage Joseph Holloway Murnane forges his birth certificate to enlist for pilot duty in the Royal Canadian Air Force.
Incorporation of Murnane-Brent Paper Company, supplying Fine and Coarse Papers.
Joseph Murnane becomes sole proprietor of Murnane Paper Company.
Murnane Paper Company enters the world of “Packaging” when Lynch Machinery enlists Murnane’s expertise to provide precision cut base cards for use with automatic soap bar wrapping equipment.
The Williamson Candy Company uses Murnane base cards on Lynch machinery, for the 1st ever automatic-machine-wrapped candy bar – Oh Henry!
Frank J. Murnane graduates high school and joins his “Uncle’s Family Business” – the U.S. Army.
Frank Murnane returns home from his service in Europe, and enrolls as a freshman at the University of Notre Dame.
Frank Murnane hired as a fulltime employee of Murnane Paper Company.
Murnane Paper Company designs and builds Assembled Partition machinery for the burgeoning Chocolate Covered Cherry market.
Frank J. Murnane (now Sr.) named President of Murnane Paper Company, upon the untimely passing of Joseph Holloway Murnane.
Murnane Paper Company purchases Harder Partition Company, to service the growing Chocolate Covered Cherry boxed chocolate market.
Murnane Paper Company celebrates 50 years of Quality & Service. Murnane acquires its first Paperboard Slitting equipment, as “U” Boards and Base Cards become automatically fed from Rollstock as an alternative to Cut Cards.
Murnane Paper Company builds a custom die cutter / blanker.
Murnane Paper Company purchases its first custom built Flexographic Print Die Cutter.
Frank Murnane, Jr. hired as a fulltime employee of Murnane Paper Company.
Murnane Paper Company purchases its 2nd custom built Flexographic Print Die Cutter.
Patrick Murnane hired as a fulltime employee of Murnane Paper Company.
The two divisions of Murnane Paper Company – Fine Paper & Packaging – become separate Companies – Murnane Paper Company & Murnane Packaging Corporation.
Frank J. Murnane, Jr. named President of Murnane Packaging Corporation (photo of Frank, Sr., Frank, Jr., & Patrick).
Murnane Specialties, Incorporated on January 1st.
Murnane Packaging expands its Inline Flexographic Printing / Die Cutting capability to 8 colors.
Murnane Companies celebrate 75 years of Quality & Service!!
The Murnane Companies welcome the new millennium as the premier SOFT-CEL Pad manufacturer, Medium Width Flexographic Printer / Die Cutter, and Narrow Width Slit Rollstock converter.
Generation 4 is welcomed with the hiring of Mackenzie Murnane.
The Murnane Companies achieve SQF Level 3 Certification
Murnane Packaging Corporation celebrates turning 100 years old! This occasion is marked by several transitions: Frank Jr. becomes Chairman, Patrick Vice Chairman, Mike Grodecki CEO, and Mackenzie Murnane Grodecki President.