Mabel & SA Christenson started a business selling books, stationery and Indian war bonnets to divorcees when South Dakota was the divorce capital of the USA. Founded in 1894, Heartland remains a family-owned wholesale distributor with 7 distribution centers conveniently located to service Montana, Wyoming, North Dakota, South Dakota, Nebraska, Minnesota and Iowa, with over 16,000 customers in the upper Midwest. Lystads Janitorial, a regional jan-san operation is Heartland’s newest acquisition. The brother and sister team, Dempster and Sandra Christenson joined their father, Dempster, in 1980.
On the Company’s 100th anniversary in 1994, it changed the name to Heartland Paper Company. A mom and pop variety store has become a multi-state distribution business with a Company-owned and operated fleet of delivery trucks and service vans. Laptops, EDI and web-based sales have replaced the original 3-digit phone number and e-commerce has become a way of life. Even with these technological advances, Heartland continues the tradition of excellence in customer service.
Friendly and knowledgeable Customer Service Representatives remain an integral part of our past and future success. Heartland makes it easy to single-source most products, including digital, cut-size and text and cover paper for printing, packaging supplies, food service disposables, maintenance supplies, chemical dilution control systems, and name-brand janitorial equipment. We promote the latest in new products to our customers and Heartland remains an industry leader offering environmentally-friendly and Green Seal Certified products.
We offer quality service and best value to our rural customers: healthcare facilities, printers, manufacturers, food processors, food service providers, contract cleaners, hotel and motel owners, as well as institutional, retail and education clients. We are excited to introduce you to the new Heartland: Our Team, Your Solution.