Fraser Paper: Origins and Local Acadian Culture

Fraser Paper Company, located in Madawaska, Maine and Edmundston, New Brunswick, was founded in 1917. It was built and operated for several generations by the descendants of Scottish immigrants from the Fraser, Matheson and Brebner families, who immigrated to Canada from Scotland in the mid 19th century, and came together in the ensuing decades to build a lumber empire. The previous Frasier Company consisted of numerous logging camps and sawmills in New Brunswick and eastern Quebec built in the late 19th century. Subsequently, the founders decided to expand into more lucrative paper manufacturing. These original owners were self-made captains of industry in lumber production, quickly built a professional staff with backgrounds in paper engineering, sales and marketing, and research and development to manage facilities and sales forces, and to set investment strategy. Read More

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Interviews from 2015

Interview with Peter Eagan, Michael G. Hillard

Interviews from 2014

Interview with Mike Walsh, Michael Hillard

Interview with: Anonymous, Michael G. Hillard

Interview with Camille Bernier, Michael G. Hillard

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Interviews from 2012

Interview with Ron Chaisse and Lucien Mazzerole, Michael Hillard

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Interview with Neil Rolde, Michael G. Hillard

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Interview with Jerry Cyr, Michael G. Hillard

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Interviews from 2000

Interview with Monica Wood, Michael G. Hillard