WCP Solutions is the Northwest leading distributor of wholesale printing papers, packaging supplies and equipment, Janitorial supplies and equipment and food service disposables. The company was founded in 1930 and now covers thirteen locations serving the Pacific Northwest and Alaska.
SERVING OUR CUSTOMERS SINCE 1930
WCP Solutions is a privately- held wholesale distributor of printing and business papers, foodservice disposables, packaging supplies and equipment, janitorial supplies and equipment.
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 from Dick’s former place of employment were active in the business.
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 just doesn’t work anymore. But we continue to operate as Dick Abrams did –offering quality products at reasonable prices with outstanding customer service and has grown to 13 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 the outstanding team at WCP Solutions. We hope that you choose WCP Solutions for your order today and as your preferred supplier for tomorrow.
LEADERSHIP AT WCP SOLUTIONS
Chairman of the Board – Teresa Russell (3rd Generation Abrams Family)
Chief Executive Officer – Tom Groves
President – Ed Allen
Chief Financial Officer – Amy Swanson
Chief Information Officer – Gary Child
Executive Vice President of Sales & Marketing – Dan Steinke
Vice President of Sales – Jon Thompson
Vice President of IT – Maynard Smith
Vice President of Operations & Human Resources – Jay Ross
WCP Solutions is a registered mark of West Coast Paper Company
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 constantly was on the lookout for old fonts of type. From Alaska to New England, to the deep south where he found type used before the Civil War, to California, obtaining fonts used during the Gold Rush. He built a print shop in his basement, turning his interest in 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 arts community.
The William O. Thorniley Collection of Antique Type currently resides at the company’s facility in Kent, Washington. Bill Thorniley probably never realized how far reaching and influential his hobby of letterpress printing would become.