The Royal Story: Our Proud History

It’s been a long road from those early days in 1949, when Kurt Strauss, an immigrant from Dierdorf, Germany, began manufacturing paper coffee and beverage coasters in a converted garage in Coatesville, Pennsylvania.  

From its humble roots, Royal Paper Products, Inc. is today, a leading importer and supplier of over 1,000 disposable products for the foodservice, hospitality and janitorial industries, and sells through a growing army of distributors, brokers and a sales force throughout the U.S. and abroad. 

“He was a true entrepreneur who inspired his family and all those who knew him,” says David Milberg, CEO of Royal Paper Products, Inc.  and grandson of the founder. “His dream that became Royal Paper Products started with one product - paper coffee coasters- that were commonly used in Germany, but hard to find in the U.S.” 

With borrowed money from his father-in-law, Strauss, along with his business partner and brother-in-law, Harold Krasnick, began to manufacture and sell disposable paper coasters in the former Breuninger creamery, located on Hope Ave, in Coatesville, PA. 

“The rest, as they say, is history,” reflects Milberg.

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