The Scott Paper
Company was founded in 1879 in Philadelphia by brothers Seymour
and Irvin Scott, who had run a paper commission business in that
city for twelve years prior. By 1890, Scott had become the nation's
leading producer of bathroom tissue. This relatively recent invention
caused a significant improvement in daily life, and manufacture
of the then "unmentionable" product became the turning
point for the company, paying huge dividends for a long time.
In 1995, Scott Paper
and Kimberly-Clark merged, creating a global consumer products
company with annual revenue exceeding $13 billion. Scott is now
part of Kimberly-Clark, but the Scott name has been retained.