Since 1957

Converting Newsprint & Kraft Paper

into sheets and counter rolls

Lakehead is a source company for paper and packaging distributors of newsprint and groundwood specialty papers, in sheets or counter rolls, for printing and packaging. Our converting facility is in Thunder Bay, Ontario, Canada, while our second plant is in Boston, Massachusetts, USA.

Small orders for any of our products are also available as we ship pool trucks to most major centers in the Midwest.

Minimums can be as small as 2,000#

Our Products

Custom Sizes Available

Counter Rolls

  • Small diameter rolls that are lightweight and easy to handle
  • Can be run to lineal footage, weight per roll or diameter
  • Stocking Grades:
    • Newsprint
    • Recycled Natural Kraft: 30#, 40#, 50#, 60#, 75#
    • Bleached Kraft – 40#
    • Poly Coated – 50# virgin kraft with 10# LDPE on one side
  • Standard sizes: 12″ to 72″
  • Other grades are available such as Bogus Kraft, and Poly Coated Newsprint

Newsprint Sheets

  • Low cost and easy to handle
  • For wrapping, stuffing/void fill and interleaving
  • Available in either kraft wrapped bundles, poly wrapped
    bundles, or cartons
  • Standard sizes are 12 x 18, 18 x 24, 20 x 30, 24 x 30, 24 x 36
  • Can also manufacture any size between 8.5 x 11 and 72 x 96

Specialty Sheets

Kraft Paper Sheets

  • Recycled kraft paper available in various sizes and basis weights


  • Hi Bulk Newsprint – soft virgin paper, ideal for glass interleaving


We have multiple sheeting and rewinding machines to handle everything from LTL to truckload orders.

100 Main St Ste. 101
Thunder Bay, ON
Canada P7B 6R9

Plant #1

Thunder Bay, Ontario, Canada

Situated to supply the Midwest U.S.
as well as Central Canada.

Plant #2

Boston, Massachusetts, USA

Primarily looks after the East Coast
and the Central U.S.

Contact Us

For any questions or information regarding our products, contact the following:

For Sales Inquiries
or Product Information

James Macgillivray

General Manager

Phone: (807) 345-0500
Fax: (807) 345-6229
Email: [email protected]

Jesse Leach

Sales Representative

Phone: (807) 345-0500
Fax: (807) 345-6229
Email: [email protected]

For General Information

Lorraine Leikkari

Accounts Payable & Accounts Receivable

Phone: (807) 345-0500
Fax: (807) 345-6229
Email: [email protected]

Jackie Pappas

Shipping & Administrative Assistant

Phone: (807) 345-0500
Fax: (807) 345-6229
Email: [email protected]

Office Hours:

Monday – Friday:

8am – 5pm EST

Receiving Hours:

(by appointment only)

Monday – Friday:

7am – 2pm EST