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About WCP

WCP is your local wholesale provider of fine paper, envelopes, packaging supplies, janitorial and facility supplies, food service supplies, and equipment integration solutions. We are dedicated to providing exceptional customer service and strive to maintain the highest level of integrity with our suppliers, customers, and employees. Family owned since 1930.

Serving Our Customers Since 1930

WCP is a privately-held wholesale distributor that provides product and service solutions to our customers. In 1930 we were founded in Seattle, WA and since the beginning, we have believed that our business is built on relationships. At the heart of our culture is exceptional customer service with a strong desire to develop long-lasting partnerships with both our customers and suppliers.

We have local facilities in Washington, Oregon, California, Idaho, Montana, and Alaska. We believe that having local account managers and customer service teams at each of our locations allow us to provide the best customer service experience possible. It’s our goal to be the first call for our customers and the wholesale partner they trust to do what’s right for them by providing innovative products, services, solutions for their businesses.

WCP founded in 1930 in the Pacific Northwest - Seattle, Washington

Our History

WCP Solutions (Formerly known as West Coast Paper Company) was founded by Dick Abrams on March 1, 1930, selling basic packaging supplies such as brown wrapping paper, tying twine and bags to the merchants in Seattle’s public markets. From the start, Dick worked with a team to serve customers. Both his wife, Amelia, and a colleague of Dick’s were active in the business and focused on creating the customer-focused experience we strive for today.

Dick Abrams’ reputation became the platform for years of growth and success. The company has evolved over the years. Delivering orders out of the back of a Model A Ford doesn’t work anymore.  But we continue to operate as Dick Abrams did –offering quality products at reasonable prices with outstanding customer service and have grown to 14 locations across Washington, Oregon, California, Idaho, Montana, and Alaska.

As the third generation family leader, Teresa Russell, stewards the company’s operations, growth, and culture. We invite you to experience working with our outstanding team. We hope that you choose WCP for your order today and as your preferred supplier for tomorrow.

WCP has a long history in the paper and packaging industries

Company Leadership

Board Chairperson – Teresa Russell (3rd Generation Abrams Family)
Chief Executive Officer – Tom Groves
President – Ed Allen
Chief Financial Officer – Amy Swanson
Chief Information Officer – Gary Child
Vice President of Sales – Jon Thompson
Vice President of Operations – Jay Ross

WCP Solutions is a registered mark of West Coast Paper Company

WCP owns it's own fleet of trucks and takes pride on having local teams that are part of the communities

An Inside Look at WCP

We are proud of the WCP Family. This video gives you an inside look at our team in action.

2018 Industrial Catalog

Download a PDF copy of our current industrial catalog

Thorniley Collection of Antique Type

The collection originated with William O. Thorniley (Bill) who, from the age of 9, was fascinated by type when he was given a small printing press for Christmas.

During his lifetime, he traveled extensively in his job and was always on the lookout for old fonts of type. He traveled from Alaska to New England to the Deep South, where he found type used before the Civil War. In California, he discovered fonts used during the Gold Rush. He built a print shop in his basement, turning his enthusiasm for type into a lifetime hobby.

R.W. (Dick) Abrams, West Coast Paper, purchased the collection in 1975 but it remained in Bill Thorniley’s possession until his death in 1979. Dick and Bill both shared a desire to have the collection kept in Seattle, serving as an educational resource and honoring the local graphics and arts communities.

The William O. Thorniley Collection of Antique Type resided at the WCP facility in Kent, Washington until 2017. In that year, the Collection was donated to Pacific Lutheran University to further educate students on the history and importance of printing and type.

Bill Thorniley probably never realized how far-reaching and influential his hobby of letterpress printing would become but today it still inspires those in the graphic arts community.

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