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The Stone Straw Corporation was founded in 1888 by Marvin C. Stone in Washington, D.C. Its industry is spiral-wound tubing (originally paper cigarette holders and drinking straws) and its headquarters were in Washington, D.C. (1888-1972) and College Park, Maryland (1972-2016). In 1972, the company was acquired by the J. L. Clark Manufacturing Company and operated as a subsidiary until it was merged into Clark in 1974 and became a division. In 1987, J. L. Clark changed their name to Clarcor and formed the Precision Products Group, Inc., comprised of Stone Industrial and three other divisions. PPG was acquired by the LaSalle Capital Group in 1992 and by its current owner, Long Point Capital, Inc., in 2013. In 2016, Stone Industrial and two other components of PPG were merged into the Paramount Tube division.


  • Stone Paper Company
  • Stone Straw Corporation of Canada Ltd. (Toronto, Ontario)
    • Stone Straw Ltd. (current name) (based out of Brantford, Ontario) (owned by Wentworth Technologies, Inc. since 2002)


  • Baltimore, Maryland
  • Branchville (College Park), Maryland
  • Toronto, Ontario
  • Wabash, Indiana
  • Washington, D.C.
  • Waverly, Ohio (operated as Stone Straw Company)


M. C. Stone (1885-1906)

Stone Straw Corporation (1906-1967)

Stone Industrial Corporation (1967-1974)

Stone Industrial (Division) (1974-present)


  • Drinking Straws
    • Bentubes
  • Stone's Patent Paper Julep Straws