Menasha Corporation 1872

Photographed November 18, 2014
Erected 2010 by John Bergstrom
Neenah, Winnebago County, Wisconsin
44.187968,-88.462861
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MENASHA CORPORATION 1872
Menasha Corporation today is one of the oldest family controlled companies in America. It originally produced wooden pails, tubs and churns -- hence the company's earliest name: The Paid Factory. Founder Elisha D. Smith eventually shifted the 1,000-member company towards the manufacturing of wood-based paper products in the early 1900s, and changed their name to the more encompassing "Menasha Corporation". Today, the company employs more than 5,000 people and manufacturers packaging, paper and plastic products used around the world.
Bergstrom | Legacy Park is located at the entrance to the Plexus Corporation plaza, at the west end of West Church Street, at its T-intersection with North Church Street, near 135 North Church Street, Neenah, Wisconsin 54956.

NOTE: The address for Plexus Corporation is 1 Plexus Way, Neenah, Wisconsin 54956

Legacy Park, located in downtown Neenah, Wisconsin, honors and illustrates a wealth of information on the origin, growth and importance of papermaking in the Fox Valley. The privately funded park was built around the existing base of the former Glatfelter / Bergstrom Paper Co. smokestack.

Menasha Corporation -- It started with a pail . . .
Back to where our pioneering spirit began (a virtual tour of the history of the company)

The marker is mounted to the base of the
former Glatfelter / Bergstrom Paper Co. smokestack.


The Church Street entrance to Bergstrom | Legacy Park.

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