How to get more bang for your buck: Paper towels from Amazon
Amazon’s first paper towel was invented in the 1930s by a Canadian patent attorney, Frank J. Mink, who patented the name, “First Paper Towel” in 1935.
It was later used by the likes of Ralph Lauren, Levi Strauss, Levi’s, and the likes to store clothing, laundry, and more.
Mink’s idea of a paper towel came about after a visit to an auto parts factory in Ontario, Canada, in the early ’40s.
Mankins office had just opened up and the building was in the process of being renovated, and he noticed a huge number of paper towels stacked in the basement.
He wondered why they were there.
“I walked in and there were so many of them,” he said.
Minky quickly realized that if he could make a paper-based product, it could be a huge business.
Mankins had no idea how the paper towel business would develop in the years to come.
It wasn’t until after he founded his company in 1964 that the company made a significant splash in the industry.
“There were a lot of other companies that were growing, and we were the only one,” Mink said.
He didn’t take the name of the company lightly.
“It was a very controversial name, but it worked,” he added.
He started by selling a small number of disposable paper towels at a local mall, and by 1966, he was selling more than 100,000 paper towels per year.
“The biggest thing that helped us grow was we were able to go into other niches, like clothing, shoes, and furniture, and sell paper towels,” he recalled.
By the 1970s, the company was selling products in a wide variety of categories, including clothing, handbags, furniture, shoes and furniture accessories, and eventually, toys and apparel.
The company sold more than 50 million paper towels a year, which Mankin believes was about half of what the company sold in 2000.
Munkins first customer was the company’s co-founder, John Mankinson, who had just graduated from the University of Alberta.
“We were the biggest brand in the world at the time, and John was our biggest customer,” he remembered.
“John was the first one to buy us a new machine.”
Mankinson had worked as a janitor for Minkins company for 20 years.
“He was a great worker,” Mankines father, John, said.
“If there was anything he liked, he would bring it up.
He was very helpful and was very knowledgeable.”
John said the first thing Mankinos family learned from their first customer, was that he loved his job.
“His family used to say, ‘When we see you in the store, don’t say anything,'” Mankys dad said.
But Mankiks wife, Dorothy, said she never saw him complain.
“She always used to tell him, ‘There are no problems in your life, John.
You don’t have to do anything,'” Dorothy Mankis father said.
As the company grew, the business expanded beyond the paper towels it was already selling.
It soon began shipping toys, apparel, furniture and accessories, including toys for children.
Minks father said Mank was able to turn a profit by the time he was 61, which was in 1998.
“That was the most profitable year ever,” Munkins father said, laughing.
The family sold the business in 1999 and Manklin moved to Florida to be closer to his family.
“When I left Florida, my wife told me, ‘I want you to come back and be the father of two kids and I’m going to be able to help you do that,'” he said, referring to his son, Justin.
The first day that Justin was born, Mank and Munklins daughter, Jane, had to pick up a baby for a newborn, which had a newborn in the hospital, as well.
They were at the hospital when the doctor told them that Justin had pneumonia.
“Jane and I were sitting in the room with him and we had to put our arms around him,” Minks son said.
He and Jane immediately called their daughter, but when she called them back, they had to go to a different hospital.
“By the time I came back from Florida, we were about to go bankrupt,” Minsky said.”
Minks family quickly built up a successful operation, and began expanding their business beyond the family paper towel operation. “
By the time I came back from Florida, we were about to go bankrupt,” Minsky said.
Minks family quickly built up a successful operation, and began expanding their business beyond the family paper towel operation.
“The more I went into business, the more people I met,” M