Standard Packaging

In November of 1959, Kosti visited Eastern Fine Paper and Pulp, a division of the Standard Packaging Corporation. The large factory in Bangor, Maine manufactured paper, and Kosti followed the whole process, documenting each step, from workers moving whole pulp logs, to workers inspecting, cutting, and wrapping the final reams of paper.

The Eastern Corporation began as a sawmill in Brewer, Maine, developing a pulp mill in 1889 in order to use the waste from the sawmill. By 1939 they owned several paper mills along the Penobscot River.

Eastern Corporation, “Of Paper and People (A Story of the Eastern Corporation of Bangor, Maine)” (1946)