Office Location

3700 1st Ave N Birmingham, AL 35222-1302
Phone: (205) 328-2626
Fax: (205) 324-0085



When City Paper Company first opened its doors for business, the city of Birmingham was only 26 years old.  The population then was only 66,277 'souls' as listed in the 1897 directory, a far cry from the Birmingham of today with a metropolitan population of over a million people. 

City Paper began as a company that sold blasting paper, oyster pails, paper bags and millinery boxes, among many other things.  Jacob Friedman, grandfather of current President and CEO, Paul Friedman, Jr., bought the business in 1922.  It was taken over by 18 year old, Paul Friedman, Sr. in 1940 after his father passed away.  Paul Sr. left college at that time and started running the business with dedication and tenacity which saw him through years of growth and prosperity. 

Paul Sr. ran City Paper Company for the following 57 years, handing over the business to Paul Jr. and his brother, Mark, in 1997.  Paul Jr. is currently the President and CEO.  His brother, Mark, is COO.  City Paper is currently working with the fourth generation of Friedman's with Mark's son, Brad (President), daughter Haley (Account Executive), and daughter-in-law, Stephanie (Vice President of Marketing).

Over the years, City Paper Company turned its focus towards retail packaging, printed products and branded promotional marketing items.  We work with our customers through a consultative, personalized approach that blends inspired ideas and innovative design with price-conscious products that will give you the best return on your investment and help you build your brand. 

Our philosophy is that "A customer should last forever."  Inspiring creativity in our customers and ensuring their ultimate satisfaction are just two of our many passions – this is what we love to do.  From our knowledgeable customer service team to our fantastic, award-winning art department to expert product consultants, our team is here and ready to help you elevate your brand to the next level…and hopefully make you a customer for life too.

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